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Assistant Professorship on Water-Energy
Published(996 days ago)
Deadline for applications(958 days ago)
University of TwenteEnschede (Niederlande)
Assistant Professor on Water-Energy
Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
Natural Sciences, Engineering
40.0 hours per week
€ 3068 - € 5330
University of Twente (UT)
The Water Management group within the Civil Engineering department carries out multi-disciplinary research and
provides education in the areas of water systems and management. The group takes global leadership in water footprint
research. During the past ten years, part of the group’s research has focussed on the relations between water and energy.
With the new assistant professor, we aim to expand our research on the interface between water and energy challenges.
The energy sector tends to become more water-intensive per joule supplied, while the water sector is becoming more
energy-intensive per cubic metre of water supply. Coherent water-energy policies - combining different renewable energy,
water supply and recycling technologies - are key to a sustainable future, reducing both carbon and water footprints.
Smart cities will integrate water and energy supply infrastructure and make use of smart grids, circular economy concepts
and new ways of governance. This position focuses on scientific research necessary to develop pathways towards low carbon
and water footprint economies, by assessing different technologies over their life cycle and particularly the effectiveness
of the conjunct use of different technologies. The assistant professor will develop and carry out research in the field of
water and energy, teach at Bachelor and Master level, guide Bachelor and Master students in their thesis writing, be daily
supervisor of PhD students, and acquire research funds. There will be strong collaboration with the other members of the
Water Management group, as well as with researchers within the Engineering Technology Faculty and the University working
in related fields of study.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague. You have a PhD and a strong publication record in reputed
international journals, with papers relevant to the position. You have an engineering, natural sciences or environmental
sciences background, a multi-disciplinary focus and strong system analytical skills. You have teaching experience,
demonstrable didactic qualities and experience in student supervision. We are looking for someone with excellent
communication and language competences (English).
Information and application
For additional information regarding this position, you can contact prof.dr.ir. Arjen Y. Hoekstra, phone +31 53 4893880 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can submit your application, including a motivation letter and recent CV (with a list
of publications and references) until 1 April 2017 using the link below.
Conditions of employment
We offer a fulltime position for two years with the intention to grant tenure after a positive evaluation. In accordance
with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities the gross monthly salary for an Assistant Professor will
range from € 3.068,- to € 5.330- , depending on experience and qualifications. In addition, the University of
Twente offers attractive employment conditions (for example 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus), excellent
support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education
and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente
is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes.
The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET
combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800
bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct
the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes:
MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.
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