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Tenure Track position “Critical Geodata Studies and Geodata Ethics”Posted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2020-Mar-13
The department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management (PGM) of ITC works on the linkage of geospatial technologies with both Urban Planning & Management and Land Administration. The department views the role of people as stakeholders in all processes as crucial and seeks to support governance decisions for the sustainable future of urban regions and their hinterlands, based upon an understanding of past and present developments. The key focus of our work is on developments in the global South which are related to global challenges, as described in the Sustainable Development Goals.
You will conduct international quality research in critical geodata studies and geodata ethics and contribute to or amplify the Faculty’s research networks in the global South. You will teach Master’s level coursework, supervise MSc theses and contribute to the development of educational modules and new educational products (such as blended learning and distance learning packages). You will supervise PhD students in combination with a departmental professor. You will also engage in acquisition and implementation of consulting tasks for the department, undertake management and administration tasks within the ITC faculty and initiate and acquire new research and education projects.
Depending on your prior (post-PhD) experience and track record, you may enter our Tenure Track system at any of its stages, and – with enough progress – move on to higher levels over time. A full professorship is the final aim. For specific information about ITC’s Tenure Track policy see: https://www.itc.nl/about-itc/career-at-itc/vacancies/ and https://www.utwente.nl/en/hr/career-professional-development/talent-developm ent/tenure-track/.
Additional information regarding this position can be obtained from Prof. Karin Pfeffer (email: k.pfefferutwente.nl). You are also invited to visit our homepage.
Please submit your application before 30 April 2020 (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, (ii) a detailed CV with references and (iii) a two-page statement on your personal vision on research, education and capacity development in relation to ITC and the position. Applications that do not include all three will not be considered.
First round interviews will be held on 15 May 2020.
A public guest lecture to the ITC-staff will be part of the selection. A development assessment could be part of the selection also. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
Conditions of employment
We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be initially employed for a period of seven years (Tenure Track position, if you start as Assistant Professor 2), according to proven expertise and skills.
With the Head of Department, you will agree upon expected performance and personal development targets. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and evaluations. If evaluated positively at the end of the Tenure Track, you will be appointed in a permanent position.
During your career, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognized academic. We offer a structured career and personal development program designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
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.