ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (GI & RS), Twente, Netherlands



Geo-information management for Remote Sensing in Natural Resources

The University of Twente

We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.


The Faculty ITC provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC's activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.


The Department of Natural Resources deals with the acquisition and use of earth observation data and spatial information for the sustainable use and management of agricultural, forested and natural areas. Our activities are carried out in a multidisciplinary context, both in- and outside ITC.


The faculty ITC invites qualified persons to apply for the position of Assistant Professor


Main tasks

You conduct and guide research and develop research cooperation, both inside and outside ITC, thereby contributing to the development of the departmental fields of expertise. You teach MSc students, supervise MSc theses, and contribute to the development of educational modules and new educational products (such as distance learning packages). You supervise PhD students in combination with a departmental professor. You have undertaken international consulting and/or advising in less developed countries. You may share responsibility in the management of the department.  



You possess a PhD in GIS and/or Remote Sensing combined with a natural resources related discipline (e.g. agriculture, natural area management, forestry, biology, geography).You have experience in one of the thematic fields of the Department (sustainable use and management of agricultural, forests and/or (semi-) natural areas. You have experience using remote sensing and/or GIS with a specialization in hyper spectral remote sensing, LIDAR and quantitative methods in areas such as species modeling, biomass assessment, crop growth modeling. You have experience in teaching, including lecturing and course development. You have undertaken international consulting and/or advising in less developed countries. You have a willingness to undertake international travel to less developed countries.

Preferably you have proven didactic skills and experience in teaching (a University Teacher Qualification certificate ‘BKO’ or equivalent) and affinity with a multi-cultural, post-graduate education environment.


We offer

We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. The employee will be employed initially for a period of four years. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. Gross monthly salary depends on experience and qualifications, and ranges from € 2,379.-  to € 4,970.-  excluding allowances in accordance with the job profile Assistant Professor under the University System for Job Classification (UJC).



Additional information about this position can be obtained from Ms. Ir. L.M. (Louise) van Leeuwen (Email: and Prof.Dr. A.K. (Andrew) Skidmore (Email: You are also invited to visit our homepage:


Interested candidates are invited to send their letter of application and detailed CV before 14 September 2012.

Please use the application link below ‘apply now’ and fill out the application form.