Specifications - (explanation)
|Function types||Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers|
|Scientific fields||Natural Sciences|
|Hours||38.0 hours per week|
|Job number||ESG CL-0095|
|About employer||Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)|
The Wageningen Cultural Geography Chair Group offers a rewarding career path as an Assistant Professor in the field of Cultural Geography. The two new Assistant Professors will participate in research projects focused on the cultural geographies of travel and landscape, with emphasis on questions of power and knowledge. The group is committed to social theory in all its spatial articulations and has a strong international reputation in landscape studies and tourism studies, while it intends to expand its more recent theoretical interest in the spatial dimensions of ‘the political’.
The candidates will be responsible for research projects in the fields of cultural geography and geography of tourism. The two positions are also aimed at covering two important areas of teaching for the group. One of the candidates will be expected to teach a course in Geography of Tourism in the newly established BSc in Tourism and to give a substantial teaching contribution to the MSc in Tourism, Leisure and Environment, while the other will teach two courses of Cultural Geography in the Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning curriculum (BSc and MSc). The candidates will develop a research profile capable of attracting PhDs and external funding, and will be expected to contribute in significant ways to the international profile of the group in the field of cultural geography.
The successful candidates must:
- hold a PhD, preferably in human geography; a PhD in other related social sciences will be taken into consideration
- show an outstanding early career publication record and international research profile, together with a long term vision for her/his contribution to the field of cultural geography
- have recognized teaching skills and experience in the field of human geography
- show the ability to acquire externally financed projects
- have excellent command of English.
Conditions of employment
Exceptional qualified candidates may be considered for a tenured position at the level of associate professor.
We offer you as talented scientist a challenging career trajectory as part of the newly established Tenure Track scheme. From the position of Assistant Professor you can grow into a Professor holding a Personal Chair. Training and coaching is provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated. You will also be given the chance to build up your own research line. As we will only be selecting outstanding candidates for the Tenure Track, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within Wageningen UR or elsewhere.
We offer you a full time (38 hours per week) contract for 3 years, which can lead to a permanent employment contract. Gross Salary: from € 3195,00 to € 4374,00, based on full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience.
For more information about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR look at www.wur.nl/UK/work.
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof.dr. C. Minca, Head of Cultural Geography, Claudio.Minca@wur.nl. Information about the working conditions can be obtained from Patty van Beek, HRM-advisor, phone +31 317 486183, e‑mail Patty.email@example.com
Website chair group: www.sal.wur.nl
You can apply for this job before 5 July 2011 by sending your application including resume (preferable digital).
Contract type: Temporary, 16 maanden
Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)
The Cultural Geography chair group focuses on questions of landscape, travel and cultures of modernity with a strong emphasis on social and spatial theory. While the research culture of the group is clearly driven by a geographical perspective, interdisciplinary work is equally important, with the contribution of sociological, anthropological and social psychological perspectives. A growing area of interest is the intersection of spatial theory with political theory, especially in relation to questions of bio politics, well-being and travel in relation to space and place, while research on mobility (especially but not only in tourism) remains at the core of many projects developed by its members. The group is strongly international in terms of staff culture, student body and empirical and theoretical work.
The chair group is embedded in the department of Environmental Sciences (ESG) of Wageningen University. ESG provides fundamental research and academic education on our living environment: nature, landscape, land usage, adaptation to climate change, water and ocean management, and the various competing claims on space. This also includes biodiversity and the sustainability of management and production. Wageningen University is part of the Wageningen University and Research Centre concern.
Wageningen University and Research centre
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.
Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.
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