Senior Lecturer/Researcher in Non-Sewered Sanitation at IHE Delft

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Senior Lecturer/Researcher in Non-Sewered Sanitation at IHE Delft

Title: Senior Lecturer in Non-Sewered Sanitation 1.0 FTE
Organisation: IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Location: Delft, Netherlands
Application due date: 19-02-2018

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities in the Netherlands.
The overall thrust of the Environmental Engineering and Water Technology Department is urbanization as one of the dominant global processes. The department consists of three chair groups, namely, Sanitary Engineering, Water Supply Engineering, and Pollution Prevention and Resource Recovery, each headed by a professor.

The Environmental Engineering and Water Technology Department intends to recruit a Senior Lecturer/ Researcher in Non-Sewered Sanitation with following responsibilities:
  • Development of and lecturing in the new Professional MSc Programme in Sanitation
  • Organization of modules within that programme
  • Development, management and delivery of e-learning courses
  • Supporting the management of Global Sanitation Learning Alliance
  • Active participation in research, including the mentoring of MSc and PhD students
  • Active participation in acquisition and execution of research and capacity building projects
  • Supporting the implementation of the project “Accelerating the Impact of Education and Training on Non-Sewered Sanitation” funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


The candidate should have following qualifications:
  • Experience in working in sanitation sector, preferably in developing countries;
  • Experience in faecal sludge management, as well as in health aspects of sanitation, urban high density sanitation or sanitation in challenging areas;
  • Strong technological background, but knowledge of non-technical aspects of sanitation is a plus;
  • Familiarity or experience with public health and waterborne diseases issues is a plus;
  • Preferably a graduate degree in the field of public health, sanitation, civil or environmental
  • engineering;
  • Candidates with a PhD degree (or close to obtaining one) are particularly encouraged to apply;
  • Experience with and/or affinity for capacity building (education and training) activities;
  • Affinity for laboratory and field/practical work;
  • Experience in project management is a plus.
  • Proficiency in English is a prerequisite;
  • Excellent communication and writing/reporting skills;
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Ability to function in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Readiness to carry out long- and short-term missions abroad

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