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University of Twente
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
The Tenure Track position addresses the challenge of modelling, measuring and monitoring the resilience of food systems, especially in developing countries. There is a need to transform food systems to make them more sustainable and resilient to slow onset crises. Assessing how these systems can adapt to meet growing and diversifying urban demand is key to increasing sustainable production and building resilience to shocks. This requires innovation in measuring and monitoring their current resilience and modelling their future resilience. The long term goal is to utilise spatial information science to improve the ground-breaking capacity of people and systems in the context of food security.
We are looking for excellent candidates with the potential for significant scientific and societal impact by developing new methods to address the following challenges:
Addressing any of these challenges will require innovative applied remote sensing and spatial analysis, coupled with techniques such as: optimisation and simulation modelling; machine learning; or agent based modelling.
You will be based in the Natural Resources Department (NRS) of ITC. You will form collaborations with other members of the DeSIRE programme and other research units where building resilience is a long-term objective.
For specific information about ITC’s Tenure Track policy see: https://www.itc.nl/about-itc/career-at-itc/vacancies/.
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
Please submit your application before 5 January 2019 (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, DeSIRE and the position. Applications that do not include all three will not be considered.
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.
Prof. Dr. A.D. Nelson