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Assistant professor in “Water Footprint in Sustainable Development”

Our research group has a job opening for an inspiring and ambitious professional scholar to integrate and strengthen the water footprint in the portfolio of other indicators quantifying aspects of sustainable development.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 3,974 - € 6,181
  • Deadline
    31 May 2023

The position

You will have the opportunity to analyse synergies and trade-offs between water use and further environmental interferences caused by agricultural and industrial product systems. Besides this applied research orientation, you are encouraged to develop and advance methodological tools to consistently assess water consumption and pollution along with other environmental impacts. You are welcome to build your own research line at the intersection of water footprint and life cycle assessment. The goal is to combine and enhance the strengths of both approaches in assessing water efficiency and local impacts along global supply chains.

Besides conducting innovative research and actively acquiring national and international research funding, you will act as daily supervisor to PhD students, teach in bachelor and master level courses, guide students during their bachelor’s and master’s thesis projects, and engage in management tasks.

Your profile

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional, and ambitious colleague, with the following profile.
  • A PhD degree and postdoctoral experience in a relevant field, such as water footprint assessment, life cycle assessment, or product environmental footprint.
  • Preferably knowledge in related fields such as integrated assessment, water-carbon-energy-land nexus analysis, economic input-output analysis, hydrological modelling, crop water modelling, or water resources management.
  • Successfully acquired research funding and managed projects individually.
  • An engineering, natural sciences or environmental sciences background, a multi-disciplinary focus and strong system analytical skills.
  • A strong publication record in reputed international peer-reviewed journals, with papers relevant to the position.
  • Very good communication skills and an excellent command of English.
  • Motivation and experience in teaching and experience in student supervision as evidenced by holding a University Teaching Qualification or a willingness to obtain this.
  • A drive and passion to work in a multidisciplinary research environment.

Our offer

  • You will be appointed for one year, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation within an international scientific environment.
  • We further offer you a gross salary between € 3.974,- and € 6.181,- per month, depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Assistant Professor level 1 or 2).
  • The position is announced as assistant professor. A promotion to the associate professor level is possible, once the university’s promotion criteria are met. If the candidate meets the criteria already, the position can be started as associate professor.
  • The University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions (8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus, solid pension scheme, sabbatical leave, professional and personal development programs, etc.).

Information and application

For additional information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact prof.dr.ir. Markus Berger, e-mail m.berger@utwente.nl.

Please apply by uploading a motivation letter (max 1 page), your CV (max 3 pages), a list of publications, as well as relevant certificates (academic degrees, awards, etc.) until 31 May 2023 using the link below.

The first (online) job interview will take place in June 2023.

Women are explicitly asked to apply for this position. This is part of the University of Twente’s strategy to increase the proportion of women among its faculty and to create a working environment that is diverse and inclusive and supportive of excellence in research and teaching.

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About the organisation

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

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Berger, M. (Markus)

Berger, M. (Markus)
Full Professor

Berger, M. (Markus)
Full Professor

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Markus for all substantive questions about this position and the application procedure. For general questions about working for the UT, please refer to the chatbot.

How to apply

Step 1

When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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