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Junior lecturer humanitarian engineering (0,8 fte)

In our team we have a vacancy for Junior Lecturer who wants to give lectures in the cross/multi-disciplinary field of Humanitarian Engineering.

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 32 hr.
  • Salary indication € 2,960 - € 4,670
  • Deadline 31 Jul 2022

Ending poverty and promoting human development, in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner, is the greatest challenge of our era and the key priority in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The world is facing challenges of increasing complexity. We believe integrated social-technical solutions are needed to properly tackle the Humanitarian Challenges in areas such as resilience, infrastructure and the environment. Problem solving in situations of serious structural or accidental resource limitations requires frugal engineers, serving immediate vital or fundamental human needs. Integrating social science with engineering ingenuity provides the basis to social-technical systems thinking, core to developing frugal innovation solutions for tackling global challenges at a local scale.

To solve these situations, that afflict more than 10% of the whole world population, in both developed and developing countries, it is necessary to train professionals able to bring effective solutions.

The University of Twente wants to create a team on Humanitarian Engineering (HE) with the aim to offer a MSc programme of 120 EC in 2024 and to spark new research lines on this domain. The programme results in HE academic professionals that can research, design, organize and manage structural or incidental interventions towards innovations to overcome resource limitations. Through structured problem analysis methods and explicit involvement of the stakeholders they use local contextual awareness to find and adapt technical solutions to suit local needs.

The challenge

As a Junior Lecturer you will take part in the teaching tasks for courses in our new master programme of humanitarian engineering. You will be involved in:

Finally you will be asked to take a role in the coordination and organization of the programme.

Due to the composition of our team, we prefer candidates with experience and affinity to tailoring technical solutions to fulfil needs of vulnerable communities in developed and developing countries. Candidates with expertise in education sciences/educational design are encouraged to apply!

Your profile

  • You hold a master in relevant technical/business/social science field, or related disciple with a strong affiliation to Humanitarian Engineering Aspects;
  • You have state-of-the art knowledge in the humanitarian engineering field;
  • You are willing to work in a team of academics that feels committed to teach students and to supervise junior researchers;
  • You are capable of collaborating with consultants, humanitarian engineering experts, funding institutes/bodies and  governments (both national as well as international) on recent developments;
  • You have experience in, or affinity with, designing/integrating appropriate engineering solutions for water, energy, healthcare and infrastructure related-engineering problems.
  • You have a passion for teaching and good coaching skills (BSc and MSc students);
  • You possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English;
  • You demonstrate soft competencies, including developing and using tools for engaging community and stakeholders in decision making processes.

Our offer

  • We offer a position for one year with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation;
  • The starting salary, depending on experience, ranges between € 2.960,- to € 4.670,- gross  per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile Teacher;
  •  We have a minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours;
  • In addition, 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);
  • If you are not qualified for teaching at universities yet, we will provide a program to get this qualification (University Teaching Qualification, UTQ).

Information and application

For questions you can contact Dr.ir. Peter Chemweno, and Dr. Alberto Martinetti, quarter masters of Humanitarian Engineering, Department of Design, Production and Management. Email p.k.chemweno@utwente.nl; a.martinetti@utwente.nl.

Your application consists:

Please submit your application, by using the application link below, until 31st July, 2022.

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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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Martinetti, A. (Alberto)

Martinetti, A. (Alberto)
Assistant Professor in Maintenance Engineering || Humanitarian Engineering

Martinetti, A. (Alberto)
Assistant Professor in Maintenance Engineering || Humanitarian Engineering

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