Assistant Professor in Natural Hazard Risk Modelling

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Organisation: University of Twente

The Department of Earth Systems Analysis of the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation at the University of Twente is looking for an Earth scientist with experience in the assessment of risk of natural hazards to infrastructure and population. The Department of Earth Systems Analysis combines Earth science knowledge with spatial modelling and advanced remote sensing to understand Earth processes in space and time. Their education and research contribute to the sustainable use of energy and Earth resources and help reduce disaster risk and the impact of natural hazards on society.

The University of Twente is seeking an enthusiastic colleague to complement their existing strengths in natural hazards (Earth structure and dynamics, Hydro-meteorological hazard assessment, Time-variant multi-hazard risks, Climate and disaster resilience, Post disaster damage & recovery assessment). Your tasks will focuses on how to quantity risk of interacting natural hazards for improved disaster risk reduction planning, in a context of changing multi-hazards, exposure and vulnerability, mostly in data scarce environment. You will contribute to the development of methods and tools (Spatial Decision Support System) to quantify multi-hazard risk for gradual changes (e.g. due to climate change), abrupt changes (e.g. after major disasters) and planned changes (risk reduction alternatives). An important component of the work will be to actively participate in project acquisition and execution of externally funded projects related to multi-hazard risk assessment in developing countries.

You are also expected to:

  • Contribute to the educational programme(s) offered by the department
  • Develop own research in the field of multi-hazard risk modelling, and supervise MSc and PhD students
  • Contribute to the development of the SDSS in terms of architecture, functional specifications, testing, documentation, training and implementing in international projects