Lecturer in Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

The Netherlands

Do you have a passion for ecology and education? Do you enjoy teaching students how plant- and animal species interact with their environment? Do you enjoy showing them how we can apply this knowledge to predict consequences of climate and land-use change and safeguard biodiversity? Then we invite you to apply to become a lecturer in our team!

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General Info

Position: Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 2.790 - 4.402 Euro/Month

Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation (PEN) group
Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

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Qualification Details

  • PhD degree in ecology, conservation biology, nature conservation, biology or similar;
  • passion for teaching and contacts with students from different backgrounds;
  • extensive knowledge, including field expertise, of Dutch habitats and ecosystems;
  • team player;
  • good organizational and communication skills;
  • an analytical mindset;
  • fluency in English and Dutch (or willingness to learn Dutch through an intensive course);

Responsibilities/Job Description

At the Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation group, we work together to connect science and education from BSc to MSc level. We teach the general principles, latest developments, insights and ideas as well as the research skills necessary to understand, predict and manage the functioning of ecosystems and the services they provide. We are currently looking for a lecturer who is keen to join our teaching team. Your focus will be on organising and teaching (field) practicals for groups of students as well as supervising individual students with their BSc and MSc theses. Other duties will range from course coordination, lecturing and student supervision to developing exams. Besides teaching you are encouraged to advance your own research and integrate it with your teaching activities. The position is initially for three years, but with possibilities for continuation.

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Documents Required

You can upload your application up to and including 26 September 2021. Interviews are planned for first half of October. Applications must include (1) a cover letter summarizing your motivation to apply, (2) your CV, (3) the names of two references, you can mention this on your CV.

About the Department

Our team of the Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation (PEN) group investigates the processes that underlie healthy and resilient ecosystems. Biodiversity and ecosystems service delivery are key terms therein, and we seek to use our fundamental scientific knowledge to find sustainable solutions to conserve nature and biodiversity in a world where this is under threat. PEN is embedded in the department of Environmental Sciences (ESG) of Wageningen University & Research.

About the Employer: Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Note or Other details

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a contract for 1,5 years and a gross salary between €2.790,- and €4.402,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10).Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

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Contact details

To learn more about this position, please contact Prof. dr. D. Kleijn; tel: +31 (0)317485807; e-mail: david.kleijn@wur.nlFor additional information about the process please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, e-mail: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

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