The faculty of Sciences has a vacancy for a professorship, starting on 1 September 2020. It concerns a full-time position as Professor in the rank of Assistant Professor (docent, Tenure Track) in the department of Geology (WE13), charged with academic teaching, scientific research and carrying out scientific duties in the field of geo- and climate hazards.
You teach courses in sedimentology, sedimentary geochemistry, natural hazards and Quaternary geology, and this both in the bachelor (you have to be able to teach in Dutch within 5 years) and in the master (in English) program.
You are also expected to supervise and train MSc and PhD students.
You develop an independent, internationally recognized research line in natural hazards, including geological hazards and/or those related to climate change, and this from a sedimentary Earth System Science perspective. This research is complementary to current research efforts in the department (https://www.ugent.be/we/geologie/en/research/organization/overview.htm) and is conducted in collaboration with a wide range of research groups from within and outside the department.
You are also expected:
- to publish in leading and highly-ranked journals in relevant subject categories;
- to attract research funding and to establish a research group;
- to contribute to the scientific reputation of the department.
You are also responsible for the further development and management of the sedimentology lab.
You take part in the internal and external service provision of the department. You show a particular interest in the valorization and communication of your research results, in the societal relevance of your research and in science outreach.