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

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wageningen University

Application deadline: 23 June 2019

The Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management group at Wageningen University & Research is looking for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computational Fluid Dynamics. The group aims to contribute to understanding hydrological processes for improved water management through developing measurement, modelling and prediction techniques, working at a range of spatial and temporal scales, with a focus on river basins and deltas. The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally leading research team on the subject of Computational Fluid Dynamics, to advance numerical models capable of simulating the pickup and transport of mixtures of sand, silt and clay. Such models are needed to predict levels of turbidity, siltation and erosion under salt and sediment stratified conditions in rivers and estuaries, and to design sustainable river and delta landscapes that are robust against sealevel rise and extreme river discharges. The assistant professor will develop and test new parameterizations to adequately represent the key processes governing sediment transport in the sand to mud transition zone. The selected candidate will contribute to the chair group’s teaching programme in hydrology and quantitative water management at all academic levels (BSc, MSc, PhD), including its further development, and should be able to demonstrate potential to attract research funding at the national and international level. In addition, the new staff member will have to contribute to the day-to-day operations of the chair group.

We ask

The successful candidate 

  • Holds a PhD in the field of civil engineering, applied physics or applied mathematics, preferably with knowledge of environmental fluid mechanics, geomorphology and/or hydraulics; 
  • Has strong didactic skills and the ability to become an inspiring lecturer in various settings (class room teaching, tutorials, field deployment of instrumentation, experiments in the Kraijenhoff van de Leur Laboratory for Water and Sediment Dynamics); 
  • Has a strong track record in Computational Fluid Dynamics, evidenced by a list of high-quality peer-reviewed publications; 
  • Has a long-term vision on the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics and its application to quantitative water management, regarding both research and teaching, and is able to innovate accordingly; 
  • Has a clear view on the scientific importance of hydrology and quantitative water management and their role for society.

More information:

Tuesday 11 June 2019