The department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo Information Management (PGM) of ITC works on the linkage of geospatial technologies with both Urban Planning & Management and Land Administration. The department takes the role of people as stakeholder in all processes central, and looks both at understanding the past and the present, as well as predicting and supporting governance decisions for the sustainable future of urban regions and its hinterland. The key focus of the work is on developments in the global South and is highly related to global challenges as recently described in the SDGs aiming at leaving no-one behind.
Big geodata generated and used by governments, global corporations and human sensors has rapidly become an important tool to tackle challenges in international development and humanitarian action. Its use along with other big data may lead to analytical and ethical oversights affecting vulnerable people and their assets, especially in the global South. Critical geodata studies analyse the consequences of big (geo)data use on how we are governed and live our lives, while geodata ethics evaluates ethical dilemmas related to geodata, machine learning algorithms and social practices to support fair, accountable and transparent solutions. This position will broaden the ITC faculty’s expertise on relevant geographic information technologies and the obligation to report, explain, and justify the use of modern forms of geodata analytics and, consequently, mitigate potential harms in the global South.
Additional information about this position can be obtained from prof. dr. Karin Pfeffer (e-mail: email@example.com). You are also invited to visit our homepage.
Please submit your application before 22 November 2019 (choose “apply now” below). Your application must include (i) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and outlining your research and teaching interests and (ii) a detailed CV with references.
We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be initially employed for four years. Extension of the employment after this period is a possibility.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente 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.
|Title||Associate Professor Critital Geodata Studies and Geodata Ethics|
|Employer||University of Twente|
|Job location||Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede|
|Published||October 22, 2019|
|Application deadline||November 23, 2019|
|Job types||Assistant / Associate Professor  |
|Fields||Geography,   Ethics,   Human Geography,   Science Education,   Geoinformatics (GIS),   Big Data,   Social Science Education  |