[ES_JOBS_NET] Asst. Professor of Earth Observation of the Atmosphere, Delft University of Technology

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 09:51:57 MDT 2018



Asst. Professor of Earth Observation of the Atmosphere


The position focuses on air quality and its relation to climate change,
using new high spatial resolution satellite remote sensing capabilities. The
candidate will initiate innovative satellite remote sensing retrieval
techniques using new satellite instrumentation like TROPOMI, as well as
exploiting the data for research in the air quality and climate domain. The
candidate will also work on innovative concepts for new satellite sensors,
together with KNMI and related entities.

You will combine classic as well as new retrieval techniques, for example
based on machine learning, to exploit the data from current and future
satellite instruments. High spatial resolution, high accuracy data products
under challenging retrieval conditions, are considered key developments for
the future. For the developed of new instrumentation, the focus is on
miniaturized spectrometers for small satellites and high-altitude airplanes.

You will work in close collaboration with the full Professor and Associate
Professor who are leading this initiative. Both also work at KNMI and are
Principal Investigators of the Dutch-initiated OMI and TROPOMI satellite
projects, respectively.

You will initiate and manage innovative research projects, attract research
funding, and supervise PhD candidates and post-docs. You will contribute to
the Bachelor and Master programmes and take an active part in the
organisation and management of the Department and Faculty.


The applicant has a doctoral degree in one of the following areas:
Atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric physics, meteorology, remote sensing or a
closely related discipline. He/she is able to conduct research according to
international standards, as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed,
international journals and a PhD thesis. Additional experience in
neighbouring disciplines is an asset.

The applicant has a natural ability to inspire students from the
undergraduate to the post-graduate level, and preferably some prior teaching

The applicant should be able to work in a team environment and possess good
organisational and communication skills. He/she must be proficient in spoken
and written English. International applicants are encouraged to acquire
knowledge of Dutch.


At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant
Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leaders
and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will
receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment
meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are
evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed
in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health
insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution.
Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre
offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services
offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in
accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching
staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than
five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we
allow you up to three years to obtain this.



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