The Membrane Science & Technology (MST) cluster of the University of Twente has a long, strong and pioneering history in membrane science and technology. The MST cluster is looking for an ambitious and inspiring colleague at the level of assistant professor to contribute to our research and education activities in the area of membrane process design.
Membrane processes have successfully entered several markets, e.g., gas separation, drinking water production and food processing, providing sustainable separation solutions. Further implementation of attractive membrane technology involves clever process design based on state-of-the-art membrane characteristics. The candidate will propose and investigate improvements and new designs of relevant separation processes, related to future challenges including water stress, resource recovery, concentrate disposal and reducing industrial process energy demands in an environmentally-friendly manner. Within your research line you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with the other staff members within the MST cluster that can bring in complementary expertise on membrane materials, process design, mass transport and applications.
In addition to research, you will significantly contribute to the education of our students, by coordinating, developing and teaching courses in the Bachelor and Master programmes of Chemical Engineering.
Moreover, you will actively contribute to a safe, inspiring and collaborative atmosphere within the MST cluster, the faculty of TNW and the university as a whole.
Information and application
To promote gender diversity we strongly encourage female scientists to apply. This is part of the University of Twente’s strategy and our faculty boards commitment 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.
Are you interested in joining our team? Please submit your application before September 30, 2022 via the "Apply Now" button below, including:
- A curriculum vitae, including at least three relevant academic references.
- A plan highlighting the applicants future directions in both teaching and research (3-5 pages).
- A cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
You are welcome to contact prof. dr. Wiebe M. de Vos via email@example.com, for any questions you might have.
About the department
The Membrane Science and Technology Cluster
Membrane science has been an important focus point at the University of Twente for over 50 years. Research and education on this important topic is embodied by the MST cluster, where over 60 researchers collaborate, sharing infrastructure, expertise and knowledge. The MST cluster has a flat organizational structure where all staff members are involved in strategic and organizational decisions. The aim of the MST cluster is to be the world leader in membrane education and research through: 1) The creation of an attractive, inclusive and stimulating research environment. 2) Training of students in a safe environment to become responsible engineers with a critical attitude. 3) Research that combines a high degree of novelty with clear societal relevance.
Faculty of Science and Technology
Our scientists are recognized worldwide for their high quality research. Within the Faculty of Science and Technology, research is focused on nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, clinical technology, sustainable energy technology and smart devices. There is a strong collaboration with industrial partners and other national and international research institutes. Research is funded to a large extent by industrial and other external partners, as well as science foundations. We offer a range of bachelor and master courses in Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, Biomedical Technology, Technical Medicine, Advanced Technology and a master in Nanotechnology.
About the organization
The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.