Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) Governing Resilience of the RURBAN Metropolis

Research / Academic


As a young scholar who aspires to become an academic leader in your field, you have an opportunity to establish an independent research line in the emerging area of Governing Resilience. Your key job responsibilities include:

  • Research: develop a ‘Resilience Governance’ research line within the Department, Faculty and University, 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 internationally leading conferences.
  • Education: undertake research-led teaching at different levels, contribute to existing courses (e.g. MSc Environmental and Energy Management, BSc Management, Society and Technology, and MSc Public Administration) and develop new courses. 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/VICI and ERC proposals.
  • Organization: Contribute to organizational / administrative activities and committees within the CSTM Department and the BMS Faculty. You will form collaborations with other members of the DeSIRE program where building resilience is a long-term objective.


You are highly motivated and qualified academic who has an ambition to develop an internationally acknowledged and recognized research group on resilience governance. Ideally, you share an interest in technology and local self-governance, as well as governance assessment models and sustainable urban-rural development challenges. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: climate resilient cities, spatial planning, integrated area development, European/regional/local governance.

  • You hold a PhD degree in Public Administration, Political Science or a related discipline within social or sustainability sciences;
  • You have experience as a post-doctoral researcher (for Assistant Professor level) / you have several years of experience working as an Assistant Professor (for Associate Professor level). You preferably have international research experience;
  • 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 – including GIS, data analytics, complexity science, text mining, social media analysis and others – in applications to governance and (comparative) policy assessments is an advantage;
  • You have a passion for teaching at BSc and MSc levels, have experience in delivering academic courses and/or course programs. You have good mentoring skills to (co-) supervise BSc, MSc and PhD projects;
  • Experience in acquiring grants will strengthen your application;
  • You have good communication and presentation skills, and an excellent command of English.


For more information please contact Prof.dr. T.Filatova, . Please upload your application via the link below 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 23rd . Reviews of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Benefits:

We offer talented academics a clear and attractive career path. You will be appointed for 4 years. After 4 years there will be an evaluation to decide about the permanent position, with the prospect of promotion to an Associate/Full Professor. During your career at UT, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognized academic. An employment at the UT entitles you to:

  • Starting salary between € 3.637,- to € 6.133,- 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;
  • Being part of 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


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