Lecturer "Geological Remote Sensing and Mineral Spectroscopy"

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Job description

The Department of Earth Systems Analysis at the University of Twente invites candidates for a lecturer position to extend and strengthen the department's teaching activities in the fields of geological remote sensing and mineral spectroscopy. The department combines Earth science knowledge with spatial modeling and advanced remote sensing to understand Earth processes in space and time. Our education and research contribute to the sustainable use of energy and Earth resources and help reduce the impact of natural hazards on society.

We are looking for a dynamic lecturer who will cooperate with colleagues in the geological remote sensing domain on various educational activities. You will organize and deliver training courses in the field of geological remote sensing and mineral spectroscopy. These courses will run in-house and abroad for diverse clients, including professionals from the mining and exploration industry. The development of new and state-of-the-art teaching material will also be part of the work. You will participate in the teaching of courses offered by the department in the Master of Science program "Geo-information Science and Earth Observation" of the faculty of ITC, especially in the specialization on "Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences."

Candidates should have a good understanding of the field of geological remote sensing and mineral spectroscopy. You have the ambition to develop your competencies & skills further and to transfer your knowledge and experience to students and professionals. You are a team player who proactively searches for collaboration within the faculty and develops and maintains networks with clients from the mining industry and other organizations.

Your profile
  • You hold an MSc degree or an international equivalent in the relevant fields of Geology or Earth Sciences;
  • You have good knowledge of geological remote sensing and mineral spectroscopy;
  • You have experience in or demonstratable affinity with the mining and minerals exploration industry;
  • You have a passion for teaching and knowledge transfer and you are willing to explore innovative teaching methods;
  • You are willing to travel and stay in less developed countries for short periods;
  • You have good collaboration and communication skills;
  • Affinity with a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary environment is vital;
  • You have an excellent command of English.
Our offer

We offer you an inspiring multidisciplinary and challenging international and academic environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalisation is an important part of the strategic agenda. We offer a position for a period of one year.tra Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement (CAO-NU) of the Dutch Universities.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 2,836.00 and € 5,211.00 depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Lecturer 3 or 4);
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • Costs for moving to Enschede may be reimbursed.
Information and application

For more information you can contact Dr Frank van Ruitenbeek (e-mail: f.ja.vanruitenbeek@utwente.nl ). You are also invited to visit our homepage.

Please submit your application before 16 January 2022 (choose “apply now” below). Your application should include:

  • A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest in the position and outlining your relevant skills and experience in teaching and course development
  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • The names and contact details of two references
About the organization

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science (GIS) and earth observation. We use remote sensing and GIS for collecting spatial data. Our aim is to contribute to the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies. As part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, we ensure that everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people and society through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We also seek to sustain and expand our role as a leader in academic social entrepreneurship.

University of Twente (UT)

University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.

As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

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