Full Professor and Chair of the Soil Geography and Landscape group

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 22 Apr 2024

10 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Wageningen University & Research
Research Field

Agricultural sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Netherlands
Application Deadline

22 Apr 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

38.0
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The Soil Geography and Landscape chair group of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has an outstanding reputation in scientific research and education in the area of soil geography, landscape and earth surface dynamics. A vacancy has become available for a full professor and chair of the Soil Geography and Landscape (SGL) chair group .

The mission of the SGL group is to improve and share understanding of patterns and dynamics of soils, landscapes and earth surface dynamics and their drivers, like climate change and human-landscape interactions. The group uses integrative approaches that combine biophysical and anthropogenic elements to gain insight in past, present and future system dynamics. Through this, the SGL group aims to support system-based solutions in land management and spatial planning, sustainable management of soils, landscapes and ecosystems (e.g. sandy, riverine, deltaic and urban), and protection of cultural and geoheritage.

Together with fellow staff members, you will be responsible for the academic and operational management, including finances and HR, of this chair group. In collaboration, you will define the research strategy, and lead the team of academic and support staff in an inclusive and motivating way. You will use your scientific expertise and network to support academic development, to increase the visibility of the group’s research and its societal impact, (co)create new research directions, and develop externally funded research programs. You will also contribute to education and innovations in BSc, MSc and PhD courses, with the objective of upholding and strengthening the excellent reputation and position of WUR in higher education. Fieldwork in education is a core component of the teaching philosophy of the SGL group and highly valued by its students.


Requirements
Specific Requirements
  • You are an experienced leader with the ability to unite the group across the SGL themes and guide its future development. You stimulate the creativity, ambition and cohesion of the group;
  • you have a PhD degree and an internationally proven scientific track record in soil geography and landscape dynamics, or a related field;
  • you have excellent didactic qualities, and experience with inspiring and supervising BSc, MSc and PhD students with diverse backgrounds; you value education and research equally;
  • you have a strong track record in securing funding and competitive grants;
  • you have an inspiring vision on strengthening the role and position of the group, and the group’s research and education within the themes of WUR and the graduate schools.

Additional Information
Benefits

You will be working for an inspiring international organisation actively engaged in a large number of interdisciplinary projects all over the world. The scientific quality of Wageningen University & Research is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indices.
We offer you a position as Full Professor and chair of the Soil Geography and Landscape group. Besides a competitive salary (maximum gross salary for starting chair holders is € 9,680 per month), we offer a number of additional benefits, such as an end-of-year extra month’s salary, a holiday allowance and a pension plan with the Dutch pension fund for government and education. International candidates moving to the Netherlands may benefit from a special tax relief, by which a part of their salary is exempt from tax for several years.

Working hours can be discussed to optimize the work-life balance (32-38 hours per week).

Coming from abroad
We are a globally leading university in the life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world. Wageningen University, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.

The university’s highly qualified team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family. A specialised staffing agency will help your partner to find a job. Furthermore, we can assist you in finding schools for your children and assist you with finding housing in the region or elsewhere in the Netherlands.


Selection process

Further information about the position can be acquired from Prof. dr. Martin van Ittersum, chair of the Appointment Advisory Committee (AAC). Email: [email protected]

For more information about the procedure you can contact Dr. Margreet Drijfhout, Secretary of the Appointment Advisory Committee. Email: [email protected]

Application
You are encouraged to upload your complete application and address this to Dr. Margreet Drijfhout. The application should include:

  • A motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae including the names of 4 references (in total max. 4 pages)
  • A separate list of publications
  • Your vision on research and education in the domain of the Chair (max. 2 pages).

The closing date of the vacancy is April 22, 2024.

The Committee will interview selected candidates for this position on May 16th, 2024. The Committee will thereafter invite short-listed candidates for a second interview and a public lecture.
An assessment can be part of the selection procedure.

WUR’s policy is to increase the number of female professors. Therefore, all female candidates matching the profile are especially invited to apply, and we want at least one of the final candidates to be female.

Equal opportunities
WUR employs many people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who encourage and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organization and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity webpage . A good example of how WUR embraces inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.


Additional comments

Further information about the position can be acquired from Prof. dr. Martin van Ittersum, chair of the Appointment Advisory Committee (AAC). Email: [email protected]

For more information about the procedure you can contact Dr. Margreet Drijfhout, Secretary of the Appointment Advisory Committee. Email: [email protected]

Application
You are encouraged to upload your complete application and address this to Dr. Margreet Drijfhout. The application should include:

  • A motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae including the names of 4 references (in total max. 4 pages)
  • A separate list of publications
  • Your vision on research and education in the domain of the Chair (max. 2 pages).

The closing date of the vacancy is April 22, 2024.

The Committee will interview selected candidates for this position on May 16th, 2024. The Committee will thereafter invite short-listed candidates for a second interview and a public lecture.
An assessment can be part of the selection procedure.

WUR’s policy is to increase the number of female professors. Therefore, all female candidates matching the profile are especially invited to apply, and we want at least one of the final candidates to be female.

Equal opportunities
WUR employs many people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who encourage and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organization and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity webpage . A good example of how WUR embraces inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.


Website for additional job details

https://www.academictransfer.com/340013/

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Wageningen University & Research
Country
Netherlands
City
Wageningen
Postal Code
6708 PB
Street
Droevendaalsesteeg
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/340013/full-professor-and-chair-of-the-soil…

Contact
City

Wageningen
Website

http://www.wageningenur.nl
Street

Droevendaalsesteeg
Postal Code

6708 PB

STATUS: EXPIRED

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