2 Tenure track Assistant Professor jobs in Social science

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

The Netherlands

Two enthusiastic, dynamic, and ambitious assistant professors to strengthen our group, in the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (FNP) chair group, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professors
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 7 Years
Salary: 3807 to 5211

Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (FNP) chair group
Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

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Qualification Details

  • Hold a PhD in a relevant social science field;
  • Have a demonstrated interest and research experience in at least one of the themes of the FNP research program, including an (interest in) multi- and interdisciplinary research;
  • Have a good scientific track record in social studies about or related to forest and nature conservation;
  • Have experience in teaching at BSc and MSc levels in the social sciences and/or for interdisciplinary audiences;
  • Have high potential for or experience in acquiring research funding and managing research projects;
  • Have good communicative and writing skills;
  • Are a team-player and are willing to contribute to general tasks and activities of the chair group;
  • Have the ambition to obtain a personal associate professorship or professorship in the future.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (FNP) chair group focuses on the political, socio-cultural and economic dimensions of forests, nature and biodiversity. The FNP research program builds upon social and political theory and on qualitative and quantitative research approaches. It includes four interrelated themes: 1. Forest and nature conservation governance, 2. Human-nature interactions, 3. The role of power and knowledge in policymaking, 4. Management of forest value chains and markets.

As assistant professor you will coordinate and teach courses, and supervise thesis students, primarily in the BSc and MSc Forest and Nature Conservation programs (BBN and MFN). You will also contribute to the scientific mission of the FNP group, through research projects and supervision of PhD candidates and will have the opportunity to join and/or develop PhD level courses. You will dedicate approximately 40-50% of your time to teaching, 40-50% to research, and about 10% to management.

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About the Department

The Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group is embedded in the department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University, which provides fundamental research and academic education on our living environment. We are member of the Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS) and of the Wageningen Centre for Sustainability Governance

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We offer

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 be offered a fixed-term, 7 year contract which, upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University's Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment. The Tenure Track career trajectory provides an excellent environment for you to grow, excel and work within the group and university to make a difference in our field. This trajectory gives the chance to build up your own research line and research group.Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between € 3807 and € 5211 for a full-time working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11).

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Contact details

For more information about this position, please contact Marielos Peña Claros, acting chairholder FNP group, telephone +31 317 486353 or by e-mail; Marielos.penaclaros@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure you can get in touch with Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, e-mail: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl

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