Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Assistant professor in characterisation and monitoring of subsurface processes and/or structure, Twente University

Application deadline: 24 February 2019

The Department of Earth Systems Analysis of the faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation at the University of Twente is looking for an Earth scientist with experience in the characterisation and monitoring of subsurface processes and/or structure. The Department of Earth Systems Analysis combines Earth science knowledge with spatial modelling and advanced remote sensing to understand Earth processes in space and time. Our education and research contribute to the sustainable use of energy and Earth resources and help reduce disaster risk and the impact of natural hazards on society.

Job description

We are seeking an individual to complement our existing strengths in natural hazards (seismology, earthquake hazard, landslides and hydro-meteorological hazards, remote sensing) and/or exploration for Earth resources (airborne geophysics, geothermal exploration). We particularly encourage applicants with research interests related to one or more of the following topics to apply: imaging and monitoring of dynamic subsurface processes, subsurface structure characterisation, Earth surface dynamics, exploration geophysics, and engineering geology.

You also have to:

  • Contribute to the educational programme(s) offered by the department
  • Develop own research in the field of 4D characterisation of subsurface processes and/or structure with a link to either resource exploration or natural hazards, and supervise MSc and PhD students
  • Attract external funding and contribute to projects in the department.

Your profile

  • A PhD in Earth Sciences, or physics (with affinity to Earth sciences)
  • Experience in studying subsurface processes and/or structure
  • Broad knowledge of the thematic fields of the department
  • An aptitude for teaching, including lecturing and tutoring at an academic level
  • An affinity with a multi-cultural, post-graduate education environment
  • A willingness to undertake international travel to less developed countries and a willingness to contribute to international projects
  • You have an excellent command of English. Knowledge of, or willingness to learn Dutch, is an advantage.

Knowledge on one, or more, of the following topics would be a bonus:

  • Rock and soil mechanics
  • Geophysics and/or radar remote sensing
  • Seismic waves and hazard analysis
  • Earth resources (minerals, geothermal).

You must have a PhD at the time of employment, and show a demonstrated record or strong promise of research productivity. You are expected to build a vigorous, externally funded research program, mentor MSc and PhD graduate students, and teach graduate courses in your speciality.

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Tuesday 5 February 2019