Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

IWRI: Affiliated professor position in Water Treatment and Desalination at IWRI – UM6P

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About UM6P:

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields. The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

About IWRI:

International Water Research Institute (IWRI) aims to adapt research, development, innovation and training to new paradigms to meet the future challenges of water and climate. IWRI implements interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education and research programs around issues related to Water and Climate, on the campus of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir. Its ambition is to act as an African Water Hub through triangular strategic cooperation and partnerships (International Open Space Exchange Platform). IWRI conducts cutting-edge research where local themes are connected to global issues of water and climate, with a focus on:

  • Development of advanced water technologies (desalination, wastewater treatment and reuse, irrigation, water supply and sanitation)
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Hydro-informatics
  • Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies.

Position and related tasks:

IWRI is looking for an Affiliate Professor specialized in various water treatment and desalination:

The hired candidates will have the mission to:

  • Conduct research on the science and technology of water treatment, wastewater treatment, Biomethanization, desalination, and membrane processes…
  • Lead the development of advanced water and wastewater treatment and desalination methods powered and driven by renewable energy (solar, wind, etc.).
  • Co-supervise PhDs and young researchers.
  • Participate in writing proposals for extramural funding.
  • Participate in future teaching and capacity building.

Preference will be given to those with excellent and relevant R&D and teaching experience, and good publication track record. Good communication skills, both verbal and writing are important. Fluency in English and French are preferred, and previous postdocs will be a big asset.

Key duties:

Successful candidates are expected to:

  • Have the desire and ability to develop and teach courses at the under and postgraduate levels related to the candidate's areas of research in (i) industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, and (ii) in seawater/brackish water desalination using renewable energy, membrane processes.
  • Have a good knowledge of fundamentals of relevant enabling technologies.
  • should have a good understanding of energetic and economic aspects related to water purification and desalination.
  • Perform multidisciplinary research and contribute to develop a funded research program, with a special emphasis on innovative and sustainable technologies for water treatment and desalination.
  • Publish the results of personal and sponsored research in top-tier peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Pursue scholarly and professional activities that will keep him/her at the leading edge of his/her field.

Criteria of the candidates :   

  • Proven hands-on expertise with various wastewater treatment technologies, Biomethanization, desalination technologies and membrane processes.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in designing and conducting experiments.
  • Demonstrated understanding of operational requirements for a successful research project and managing resources.
  • Proven track record as first-author in peer-reviewed publications related to the subject discipline.
  • Ability to generate new ideas and links to generate innovative systems and solutions.

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Title
IWRI: Affiliated professor position in Water Treatment and Desalination at IWRI – UM6P
Location
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Morocco
Published
2024-01-19
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