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Professor (fulltime) Geo-Health
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Published: 8 days ago
Application deadline: Jan 01
Location: Enschede, Netherlands
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Professor (fulltime) Geo-Health

Job description

You will have a leading role in initiating, coordinating and executing research and education in Geo-Health. You will be based at the Earth Observation Science (EOS) department and work closely with the professors and staff members, graduate and postgraduate students of the department.

The challenge to you will be the development and application of novel scientific methods and approaches in Geo-Health. The new chair is expected to bring in the necessary bio-medical expertise and link this effectively to spatio-temporal techniques and the latest developments related in Big Data and data science.

The specific tasks are:

  • Student supervision (MSc, PhD) and participation in advanced teaching.
  • Pro-active organization of specific education and implementation activities
  • Leading the science
  • Initializing and leading capacity development projects in ITC’s target countries.
  • Acquisition of external research and consulting funds.
  • Working with existing staff on strengthening the link between different departments.

You will contribute to the ITC educational programme in various ways. In particular you will participate in the lecture courses in the MSc program.

Your profile

  • You hold a PhD in a field relevant to Geo-Health, such as spatial epidemiology, health geography, or health sciences with specific attention for Global south diseases.
  • You have a clear vision of the role and development of the geo-health domain.
  • You have a recognised international position demonstrated by a record of highly cited publications in international peer-reviewed academic journals and an outstanding reputation.
  • You have a good knowledge of spatial disease modelling.
  • Experience in earth observation and data assimilation is desirable.
  • You have demonstrated skills as an enthusiastic and creative teacher and coach to guide and supervise young researchers and students.
  • Affinity with the education, training and capacity development related mission of ITC and the EOS department is a pre-requisite.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

For more information you can contact Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Stein (e-mail: a.stein@utwente.nl), EOS department or Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Veldkamp (a.veldkamp@utwente.nl), dean of the Faculty.

Please submit your application through the form the before 1 January 2019 (choose “apply here” below).

Our offer

We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be initially employed for two years, with the possibility of extension to a permanent position.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 5.441,- and € 7.921,- (fulltime) depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Professor level 2).
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • Excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave.
  • Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment.
  • Costs for moving to Enschede may be reimbursed.

The organization

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.

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.

 

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