Associate Professor in Quantitative Methods of Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Assessments

At the Department of Physical Geography at Utrecht University, there is a vacancy for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Quantitative methods in natural hazards and disaster risk assessments.

The department seeks an enthusiastic colleague to further strengthen their research and education on natural hazard and disaster risk analysis, related to landslides, debris flows, avalanches, floods, droughts, desertification, erosion, and/or multi-hazards.

In this position, the candidate can build or further develop a quantitative research line on one of these topics. This may comprise innovative fieldwork, the development and use of Spatio-temporal models, the use of various earth observation techniques (satellite/airborne/drone imagery) for monitoring hazards, application of machine learning methods, modeling the future impact of climate change on hazards, assessing the vulnerability of society for hazards, and the design of risk assessment frameworks.

Duration: A permanent position after an initial contract of 18 months.

Salary

  • The gross salary is in the range between €3,974 and €6,702 per month, dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.
  • In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, and flexible employment conditions

Job Requirements

Applicants for Associate Professor in Quantitative Methods of Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Assessments should meet the following criteria:

  • a PhD degree in a relevant area e.g., earth sciences, environmental sciences, physical geography, civil engineering, spatio-dynamic modeling, earth observation, or a closely related field.
  • academic track record
  • his/her research vision,
  • funding potential,
  • technical skills in the above-mentioned fields,
  • teaching experience, and
  • communication skills.
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Application Process

Qualified applicants are requested to send;

  • CV
  • A motivation letter

To apply for Associate Professor in Quantitative Methods of Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Assessments, click here.

Application Deadline: October 02, 2022.

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