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Professor (0,4 fte) Spatial Resilience for Disaster Risk ReductionPosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2018-Jun-22
The proposed Chair will Initiate, coordinate and execute research in rural and/or urban resilience for disaster prevention and preparedness, specifically related to climate change. You focus on spatial relations between stakeholder groups, and stakeholders and their environment. You aim to develop innovative methods to increase resilience that are directly useful to a humanitarian organisation such as the Netherlands Red Cross and help reduce the impact of disasters. You help develop a holistic, long-term view of resilience in synergy with the Disaster Risk Reduction research and capacity building at ITC. You have experience in developing countries, and you are motivated to translate your research into education and capacity development. You will work closely with the staff, graduate and postgraduate students of the ESA department and Netherlands Red Cross, specifically with the Red Cross Princess Margriet Fund.
The specific tasks are:
Information and application
Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Veldkamp (e-mail: a.veldkamputwente.nl). You are also invited to visit our homepage.
Please submit your application before 20 August 2018 (choose “apply now” below). Your application has to include (i) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and also outlining your research and teaching interests and (ii) a detailed CV with references.
A public guest lecture to the ITC-staff will be part of the selection. A development assessment could be part of the selection also.
Conditions of employment
We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be initially employed for five years. Prolongation after this period is a possibility.
Evaluation: yearly and after five years: prolongation after mutual consent of the UT/ITC and the Netherlands Red Cross.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.
The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC's activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.