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Professor (0,4 fte) Spatial Resilience for Disaster Risk Reduction

The proposed Chair will Initiate, coordinate and execute research in rural and/or urban resilience for disaster prevention and preparedness, specifically …

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
16 - 16 uur
€ 5334 - € 7766 per maand


The proposed Chair will Initiate, coordinate and execute research in rural and/or urban resilience for disaster prevention and preparedness, specifically related to climate change. You focus on spatial relations between stakeholder groups, and stakeholders and their environment. You aim to develop innovative methods to increase resilience that are directly useful to a humanitarian organisation such as the Netherlands Red Cross and help reduce the impact of disasters. You help develop a holistic, long-term view of resilience in synergy with the Disaster Risk Reduction research and capacity building at ITC. You have experience in developing countries, and you are motivated to translate your research into education and capacity development. You will work closely with the staff, graduate and postgraduate students of the ESA department and Netherlands Red Cross, specifically with the Red Cross Princess Margriet Fund.

The specific tasks are:

  • Strengthen the effectiveness of resilience programmes of the Netherlands Red Cross and create innovative ways of thinking about resilience.
  • Translate risk information into resilience strategies and create innovative ways to reduce the risk for different stakeholder groups in an integrated and sustainable way, taking into account effects of climate change.
  • Take a lead role in international academic and policy discussions on vision and strategy for resilience in humanitarian aid context.
  • Strengthen the link between the UT and the Red Cross.


  • You must hold a PhD in a field that relates to sustainable development, resilience and/or disaster management.
  • Your international network shows a strong affinity with humanitarian organisations, disaster prevention and response, and you are driven by the use of science for society.
  • You must have extensive experience in geospatial sciences.
  • You must have a clear vision on the role of scientific, interdisciplinary research for resilience processes in a developing world context, and have a successful track record for initiating and securing funding for research activities.
  • You must also have demonstrated skills as an enthusiastic and creative teacher and coach to guide and supervise young researchers and students.
  • Affinity with the education, training and capacity development related mission of ITC is a pre-requisite.

Information and application

Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Ir. A. Veldkamp (e-mail: a.veldkamp@utwente.nl). You are also invited to visit our homepage.

Please submit your application before 20 August 2018 (choose “apply now” below). Your application has to include (i) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and also outlining your research and teaching interests and (ii) a detailed CV with references.

A public guest lecture to the ITC-staff will be part of the selection. A development assessment could be part of the selection also.


We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be initially employed for five years. Prolongation after this period is a possibility.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 5.334.- and € 7.766.- (fulltime) depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Professor level 2).
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment

Evaluation: yearly and after five years: prolongation after mutual consent of the UT/ITC and the Netherlands Red Cross.