Wageningen University, Full Professor of Land Use Planning (F/M)

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Reference: JOB36807
Application deadline: CLOSED

The chair holder guides the academic teaching and scientific research of the Land Use Planning group, acquires funding, and supervises BSc, MSc and PhD students. S/he is expected to develop and further promote the excellent performance of the group with a leadership style that enables and further stimulates professionals and creates an environment that supports and facilitates them. S/he develops a clear, innovative, internationally relevant research line, drawing on the expertise of the current team. S/he enables research projects that transcend individual research lines and stimulates initiatives that lead to excellent publications. S/he has affinity with trans-disciplinary research.

The chair will be embedded in the Department of Environmental Sciences. The chair group is expected to strengthen this community by actively developing collaborative research and teaching programs with other groups in the organization.

We ask that the candidate have a strong international scientific position in the area of land use planning and proven experience with trans-disciplinary approaches. S/he is an excellent teacher and scientist. S/he has a publication record of international standing, commensurate with her/his career stage.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a passion for teaching at all academic levels. Experience in the attraction of research funding is essential. S/he should be able to inspire and connect people based on a mutual interest in research and education of the group.

The candidate is keen to develop her/his group and to interact with other groups within Wageningen UR, in particular the Wageningen University Landscape Architecture group.

The candidate is an authority in the field of land use planning with the following experience:

  • profound knowledge of land use planning, with a focus on landscape dynamics and receptive to both the social and natural science perspective;
  • a proven track record of high-quality research and publications, proportionate to the length of research experience;
  • a record of success in securing research funding;
  • a proven track record of academic teaching.

We expect candidates to have a passion for teaching and the capability of inspiring BSc, MSc and PhD students. S/he should have great interpersonal and intercultural skills, binding and enthusing qualities, and the capability of making clear and directive choices, with ample space for staff contribution. Furthermore we require networking and acquisition skills, and the potential and willingness to disseminate results within society. Foreign candidates are expected to learn Dutch.
We offer a full-time permanent position as full professor to develop and lead the chair group. Gross monthly salary dependent on expertise and experience of up to € 7285, for full-time employment of 38 hours per week. We offer flexible working conditions to support a good work–life balance of our employees.

Detailed information can be obtained from the website www.wageningenur.nl. Informal inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Dr Rik Leemans at Rik.Leemans@wur.nl or telephone: +31 317 48 49 19 or Liesbeth Ruyten at liesbeth.ruyten@wur.nl, telephone +31 317 48 17 17.

Application: Wageningen University strives for a better gender balance to improve the quality of our organization. Therefore we explicitly invite female candidates to apply.

Applications should include (a) a motivation letter, (b) a 1000-word vision on research and education interests and intended direction, (c) a curriculum vitae, (d) a list of publications, and (e) names, affiliations, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.

Please send your application to:
Liesbeth Ruyten
Secretary of the Search Committee
P.O. Box 47
6700 AA Wageningen
The Netherlands.
Preferably in digital form to liesbeth.ruyten@wur.nl

The closing date for applications is 1st July 2014. Job interviews will be in the latter half of August. A number of candidates will be asked to give a public lecture as part of the selection process (beginning of September). These lectures must show (1) the candidates’ excellence in teaching and (2) their vision on research and education, including the integration with the current group’s expertise.

Additional information Liesbeth Ruyten, liesbeth.ruyten@wur.nl, telephone +31 317 48 17 17.

We are: Wageningen University and Research Centre
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