We are looking for a candidate to establish a research line related to process observation, analysis and modelling of the dynamics of river and/or coastal landscapes resulting from flow, sediment transport, biological interactions and human interference. Candidates will describe their dream research line in a thoughtful motivation letter, and are also encouraged to explain what attracts them to our group. We particularly welcome research lines on the interactions between organisms and river, estuarine or coastal landscape dynamics.
The candidate is expected to acquire funding from national and European science funding agencies for personal fellowships, PhDs and postdocs. The candidate will be involved in the co-supervision of PhD candidates and postdocs, sharing responsibility for the field- and/or laboratory experiments, and presenting results in journal papers and at international conferences, in collaboration with the other staff. She or he is also expected to contribute to relevant courses in the Earth Science Bachelor and Master programmes, leading towards the Basic Teaching Qualification of Utrecht University.
The candidate holds a PhD degree in a relevant area, such as earth surface dynamics, environmental sciences, physical geography, ecology, ecohydraulics, civil engineering, marine sciences or a closely related field. Selection for the position will be done on the basis of research vision and the cv with academic track record will be assessed for funding potential for personal fellowships. The candidate has affinity for teaching and is expected to be proficient in English, both spoken and written. Our Department has committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce, and we strongly encourage women to apply.