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University of Twente
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019
The Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainable Development (CSTM), University of Twente (UT) and the 4TU.Federation strategic program on ‘Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering’ (DeSIRE), the Netherlands, invite applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Governing Resilience of integrated RURBAN areas. Modern societies are confronted with a growing number of shocks leading to large-scale disruptions, ranging from extreme weather events to societal unrest. Rapid urbanization worldwide leads to the emergence of conglomerations and ‘networks’ of large and small cities, urbanized and rural regions—beyond the (mega) city. In those conglomerations, decentralized learning and constant adaptation among various actors foster resilience and technology for sustainable development. Urban and regional transformations add a spatial technological dimension (in delta’s, regions, towns, villages, agglomerations) to the transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral study of public governance for resilience. Such an approach would link innovative, systemic, and technology-driven resilience assessments and strategies (e.g. ‘smart regions’, ‘intelligent villages’, ‘digital delta’s’, computational ‘big data policy centers’) to behavioral and institutional perspectives on civic engagement, communal participation and common pool resource management. This Tenure-Track position is embedded within the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) and will be part of the BMS Resilience Research Program. The new Assistant/Associate Professor is one of the 16 new tenure trackers funded by the 4TU.Federation strategic research program on resilience of social-technical-environmental systems ‘Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering’ (DeSIRE). For more details refer to: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/cstm/vacancies/
As a young scholar who aspires to become an academic leader in your field, you have an opportunity to establish an independent research line in the emerging area of Governing Resilience. Your key job responsibilities include:
You are highly motivated and qualified academic who has an ambition to develop an internationally acknowledged and recognized research group on resilience governance. Ideally, you share an interest in technology and local self-governance, as well as governance assessment models and sustainable urban-rural development challenges. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: climate resilient cities, spatial planning, integrated area development, European/regional/local governance.
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
For more information please contact Prof.dr. T.Filatova, firstname.lastname@example.org . Please upload your application via the link below before May 5th 2019. Your application should include (1) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and also outlining your research and teaching interests, (2) a detailed CV with the full publications list, (3) a two-page statement with your personal vision on research and teaching, and (4) names and contact information of 3 references. The first interviews will take place on May 23rd . Reviews of applications will continue until the position is filled.
We offer talented academics a clear and attractive career path. You will be appointed for 4 years. After 4 years there will be an evaluation to decide about the permanent position, with the prospect of promotion to an Associate/Full Professor. During your career at UT, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognized academic. An employment at the UT entitles you to:
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
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.
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.
Prof. dr. T. Filatova