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Assistant Professor Complexity Science for Sustainable Development

Research / Academic
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Description:

Your key job responsibilities include:

  • Research: collaborate within the Department, Faculty and University on developing a ‘Complexity Science for Sustainable Development’ research line, resulting in high quality journal publications and national and international scholarly visibility. Co-supervise PhD students towards a successful completion and disseminate research outcomes at international conferences.
  • Education: undertake teaching at different levels, contribute to existing programs and help developing them further (e.g. MSc course Multi Agent Systems; MSc Environmental and Energy Management, BSc Management, Society and Technology program and MSc Public Administration programs). Supervise BSc and MSc students.
  • Valorization: attract research funding individually and collaboratively to underpin high quality research and the potential for an impact beyond academia. Proactive engagement with governmental organizations and private sector is encouraged. UT provides support with preparing VENI/VIDI and ERC proposals.
  • Organization: Contribute to organizational / administrative activities and committees within the CSTM Department and the BMS Faculty.

Requirements:

You are a highly motivated and qualified academic who has an ambition to combine cutting edge research and innovative teaching in the rapidly evolving area of complex adaptive systems.

  • You hold a PhD degree in environmental economics, environmental sciences, statistics or computer sciences
  • You preferably have international research experience and experience as a post-doctoral researcher;
  • You have a track record in either agent-based modelling/multi-agent systems, machine learning, network science or other complex systems methods;
  • You are have a strong interest in driving a research agenda that contributes solutions to Sustainable Development Goals;
  • You deliver high quality research as proven by your publication record in peer-review journals;
  • Experience with computational methods in applications to climate adaptation / mitigation, urban / regional resilience, or spatial modelling is an advantage;
  • You preferably have teaching experience;
  • Experience in acquiring grants will strengthen your application;
You have good communication and presentation skills, and an excellent command of English.
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

For more information please contact Prof.dr. T.Filatova, t.filatova@utwente.nl . Please upload your application via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en before May 5th 2019. Your application should include (1) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and also outlining your research and teaching interests, (2) a detailed CV with the full publications list, (3) a two-page statement with your personal vision on research and teaching, and (4) names and contact information of 3 references. The first interviews will take place on May 20th. Reviews of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Benefits:

We offer young, talented academics an attractive career opportunity. You will be appointed as an Assistant Professor for 4 years, with a possibility of a permanent contract. By starting your career at UT, you receive an opportunity to develop as an internationally acknowledged and recognized academic. An employment at the UT entitles you to:

  • Salary between € 3.637,- to € 5.656,- gross per month based on your experience and qualifications;
  • Generous social security package, including minimum of 29 holidays per year; a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary; a year-end bonus of 8.3%; a solid pension scheme and possibilities to save up for a sabbatical leave;
  • Professional and personal improvement programs, including mentoring;
  • UT offers an attractive benefits package, including a reduced rate for health insurance and access to sports facilities at work. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. There is a childcare located in the middle of the UT’s green campus and there is an international primary school in town.
  • An engagement in the strategic DeSIRE capacity building program, offers a unique opportunity to develop your research line within the network of academic scholars and practitioners focused on resilience, an opportunity to organize events and initialize projects that have an impact.
Work Hours:

38 hours per week

Address:

Drienerlolaan 5