Junior Lecturer Water Resources Management

Updated: 10 days ago
Deadline: 04 Jul 2024

Your job

Are you interested in the complex dynamics of water management through interdisciplinary pathways? Are you excellent at teaching, and are ready to prepare future specialists in International Land and Water Management? If yes, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

The Water Resources Management (WRM) group ,a part of Environmental Sciences group at Wageningen University and Research is seeking to recruit a Junior Lecturer (Docent 4) in the field of the socio-technical aspects of water management for a minimum of two years.

Your responsibilities:
1. Education (70%-time allocation)
The Junior Lecturer will have the following education responsibilities, to be further developed based on experience and interest:

  • inputs to the Bachelor International Land and Water Management courses, such as ‘Orientation BIL’, ‘Environmental Justice’, ‘Land and Water Engineering’, ‘Design 2’, ‘Orientation on International Land and Water Management’ and tutoring student groups in the writing sessions for BSc. theses;
  • education innovation;
  • supervise BSc internship and thesis students in the field of water resources management (2-4 students per year).

2. Projects and general chair group work (20 %-time allocation)

The Junior Lecturer will work partly on projects that link research, capacity-building and policy support.

3. Developing own research ideas and acquisition of funding to carry out a PhD project within the WRM group (10 %-time allocation).

You will work here
You will work at the Water Resources Management (WRM) group, led by prof.dr.ir. Petra Hellegersis . WRM is engaged in interdisciplinary research and education at the intersection of water, technology and society. We study integrated water resource management and governance questions in both the global South and North. Central in our study are questions as to how patterns of allocation and use of water can be explained as the combined outcome of technological choices, socio-ecological dynamics and cultural-political negotiation processes and other forms of socio-political interaction.

Your qualities

You have/ you are:

  • a MSc degree in a relevant discipline;
  • an interdisciplinary and sociotechnical approach to water management studies;
  • good didactic and communication skills;
  • fluency in English (and preferably Spanish);
  • a collaborative team player.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer you

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

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially 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 compensation / holiday hours by working more, 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 competitive gross salary of between €3.226,- and €5.090,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the

Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU)

(scale 10). Initially, we offer you a two-year contract. Of course, we would be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

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 19th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.

Because we expect you to work and live in the Netherlands our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.
Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling. Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.

Do you want more information?

For more information about this position, please contact prof.dr.ir. Petra Hellegers, chairholder, telephone +31317483931 or by e-mail [email protected]

For more information about the procedure, please contact Noorien Abbas, corporate recruiter, by email: [email protected]

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 4 July 2024. Interviews with selected candidates will be held on 9 July 2024.

As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment .

We are

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch the video below to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

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