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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) “High-tech sensing for turbulent and radiant heat exchange in urban environment”

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) “High-tech sensing for turbulent and radiant heat exchange in urban environment”

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 3,974 - € 6,181
  • Deadline 30 Oct 2022

Are you thrilled by solving physics problems that so far have been a tough nut to crack and at the same time charmed by contributing to societal issues? Then join our research team to determine turbulent and radiant heat exchanges in urban environments through high-tech sensing. Your objective will be to advance remote sensing-based observational modelling of atmospheric urban boundary layer dynamics by combining a range of optical-thermal imaging scales (in time and in space) with ground observations to unravel all relevant urban radiative and turbulent energy exchange scales.

Your tasks will include, but not be limited to:

Your profile

  • You have a PhD in meteorology, hydrology, physics, physical geography, or related field
  • You have proven expertise, including post-doc experience, in a specialization related to boundary layer atmospherics and/or land-atmosphere interactions
  • You have ample experience with quantitative (satellite) earth observation analysis tools (e.g., optics and radiative transfer, time-series analysis, data assimilation, big data handling)
  • You have an excellent publication record in this field
  • You have good programming skills
  • You have an interest and preferably experience in lecturing and tutoring at an academic level.
  • You have an excellent command of English. Knowledge of, and/or willingness to learn Dutch is an advantage.

Our offer

We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will work in a brand new building designed following the latest standards on an inviting, green campus within walking distance from the train station. In addition you will be offered:

  • Initial employment for a period of 18 months Tenure Trackposition, starting as Assistant Professor 2 or 1, according to proven expertise and skills) with the prospect of a permanent position towards full Professor.
  • Gross monthly salary between € 3,974.00 and € 6,181.00 depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Assistant Professor level 2 or 1).
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent support for research
  • A solid pension scheme and health care benefits
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • Total of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment
  • Professional and personal improvement programmes. See e.g. recognition and reward program.
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly supported.

Information and application

This position is part of the HERITAGE (HEat Robustness In relation To AGEing cities) project which is a research programme aiming at detection, reduction and prevention of heat-stress occurring due to ageing of built environmental settings and buildings in Dutch cities, through socio-technical solutions. This programme is a 4TU initiative, connecting the four universities of technology in The Netherlands: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University and Research.

Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from dr.ir. W. Timmermans (e-mail: w.j.timmermans@utwente.nl). You are also invited to visit our homepage.

Please submit your application before 31 October 2022 (choose apply now below), including:

Applications that do not include all three will not be considered.

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About the department

Our mission is to build communities of water professionals, scientists and engineers with skills to contribute to a sustainable and resilient living environment using Earth Observations and Modelling of Water and Climate.

The world desperately needs people with these skills. Water-related challenges are everywhere. Some are caused by climate change, others by urbanization, infrastructure, land cover change, mining, discharge of polluted effluents, and sea level rise. They affect food security, biodiversity and health. Good water management starts with insight into the problem and access to accurate, (near-)real time information. This requires a scientific data infrastructure and research capacity. We engage with social actors including policymakers, entrepreneurs and citizens to co-create sustainable and innovative solutions for the monitoring and management of freshwater and marine resources using Earth Observation. We focus on physical, chemical and biological processes on land and in aquatic systems, river basins, soils and plants. To study these, we develop, use and teach quantitative use of Earth observation and physically based models, and unravel linkages between water and food, energy, health and ecosystem security and sustainability.

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The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. Our mission is capacity development, where we apply, share and facilitate the effective use of geo-information and earth observation knowledge and tools for tackling global wicked problems. Our purpose is to enable our many partners around the world to track and trace the impact – and the shifting causes and frontiers – of today’s global challenges. Our vision is of a world in which researchers, educators, and students collaborate across disciplinary and geographic divides with governmental and non-governmental organisations, institutes, businesses, and local populations to surmount today’s complex global challenges and to contribute to sustainable, fair, and digital societies.

About the faculty ITC 

Curious about were the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) stands for? Check out the ITC website for more information.

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

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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.

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

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

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Timmermans, W.J. (Wim)

Timmermans, W.J. (Wim)

Timmermans, W.J. (Wim)

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