Full Professor and Chair of Water Technology and Metropolitan Solutions

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 10 Jan 2023

We are looking for two innovative, dynamic and inspiring scholars and leaders in the field of Environmental Technology to join Wageningen University & Research (0.8 - 1.0 fte). ETE has two chair positions available, one chair focuses on Water Technology and Metropolitan Solutions, and one chair focuses on (Bio)recovery Technology for Circular Economy. Both chairs are jointly responsible for the ETE group, which includes the group finances, the lab facilities and staff, and other facilities. This advertisement is for the chair of Water Technology and Metropolitan Solutions. You can find the advertisement for the other vacancyhere.

Mission and Focus
The mission of the Environmental Technology (ETE) is to develop and evaluate innovative environmental technologies and concepts based on processes from nature, to recover and reuse essential components and to maintain and create a viable environment. We create impact by innovation through excellent science and focus on applicability. To this end, ETE focuses on technological and system engineering innovations that contribute to sustainability and circular economy goals. ETE performs fundamental and applied research in close collaboration with various end-users from public and private sector covering a variety of industries both within The Netherlands and abroad.

Leadership and Management
As ETE chair holder, you will jointly lead the ETE group, together with the other ETE chair holder. You will support the group's research ambitions by further strengthening its position in national and international scientific and industrial networks, by managing its internal processes and relations in a constructive and cooperative way, and by strengthening established research lines and bringing in novel ideas. In addition, you will play an active role in education at the undergraduate and graduate level. You will ensure that the group provides a supportive working environment to academics at a range of career levels. Strengthening the acquisition of external funding for research, and attracting PhD candidates are key elements.

ETE is involved in several BSc and MSc educational programmes , covering biological resource recovery technologies, biorefinery, water treatment, electrochemical engineering, and resource recovery in the circular economy. These courses are embedded in programmes including BSc and MSc in Environmental Sciences, and the MSc programs of Urban Environmental Management, Biotechnology, Biosystems Engineering, and Biobased Sciences (WUR) and Water Technology (Wetsus ). An important task for the new chair is to give new impulses to further develop the contents of ETE's courses, its teaching methods, and the coherence of the education programmes in which it takes part.

Chair of Water Technology and Metropolitan Solutions
The "Water Technology and Metropolitan Solutions" chair strives for sustainable, robust and fit-for-purpose water systems. Future research should focus on developing technologies for water treatment that can remove specific emerging and recalcitrant contaminants from water and organic waste streams in order to produce clean resources that facilitate circular water and circular economy goals. The chair is expected to capitalize on the strong potential of ETE research for societal impact. To achieve this, the chair is expected to work with many societal stakeholders, like technology providers, water authorities, industrial end-users and spin-offs. Futher information on the group's research vision, structure, and embedding of the new chairs can be obtained from the secretary of the appointment committee.

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