Assistant Professor (TT)

Assistant Professor (TT)

Published Deadline Location
1 Aug 31 Aug Wageningen

Job description

Are you looking to pursue your career in academia? Do you have a passion for sustainability and food? Do you want to contribute to food safety and the quality of life?

We are looking for an Assistant Professor, passionate about performing research and teaching in the area of quantitative structure - food property relations for formulation flexibility with sustainable ingredients.The position allows to build up a leading international position.

What are you going to do
Your research area aims to formulate physical quantitative relations between molecular, mesostructural and macrosocopic properties, from sustainable food sources to production and consumption. You will take into account the effects of growth, harvesting, and processing of sustainable sources on food ingredients. A key point your role is collaboration with other staff group members who are specialised on specific phenomena and/or techniques. Another key point for the position will be collaborations with researchers in the other disciplines within and outside of the Food science cluster.

The concepts arising from the research will be used for (co-)development with societal and industrial partners. The results will widen the food formulation window of plant based materials (and of other sustainably sourced edible materials). This ensures more optimal use of local resources, and optimal adaptation to changing circumstances due to for example climate change and according uncertainties in harvest yields. As such it will contribute to food security and quality of life in general.

Tenure Track is a career path for hardworking scientists who pursue to excel in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

A passionate scientist and teacher, who is a team player and is determined to contribute to realizing improved sustainability in the Agri-Food area.
You also have:
  • a successfully completed academic study in Food Science and Technology (MSc level; recognised in The Netherlands).
  • a PhD in Food Science and Technology
  • experience with complex multi-stakeholder projects;
  • experience in formulating structure food property relations that cover multiple scales
  • excellent communication skills;
  • didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students
  • an action oriented mindset
  • proven ability to conduct a diverse set of research lines at the same time
  • familiarity in chemical characterisation techniques like CD, FTIR, hydrophobicity determination
  • proven track record to successfully collaborate with researchers of disciplines that transcend your own expertise

Conditions of employment

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, 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 contract as professor. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between € 3.974,- and € 5.439,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11).

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 17th 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. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. 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 helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University and 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, 7.200 employees and 13.200 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video 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.

Additional information

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. E. van der Linden, chair holder, telephone number +31 317485417, or by email: erik.vanderlinden@wur.nl. For more information about the selection procedure, please contact E. Langelaan, HRM, telephone number +31 (6) 18869066.
General information about the group of Physics and Physical Chemistry of Foods can be found HERE.

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 is open until September 1st, 2022. The first job interviews will take place after September 15 th 2022.

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. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Food
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • P1029429-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. E. van der Linden, chair holder, telephone number +31 317485417, or by email: erik.vanderlinden@wur.nl. For more information about the selection procedure, please contact E. Langelaan, HRM, telephone number +31 (6) 18869066.
General information about the group of Physics and Physical Chemistry of Foods can be found HERE.

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 is open until September 1st, 2022. The first job interviews will take place after September 15 th 2022.

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. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. E. van der Linden, chair holder, telephone number +31 317485417, or by email: erik.vanderlinden@wur.nl. For more information about the selection procedure, please contact E. Langelaan, HRM, telephone number +31 (6) 18869066.
General information about the group of Physics and Physical Chemistry of Foods can be found HERE.

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 is open until September 1st, 2022. The first job interviews will take place after September 15 th 2022.

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. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).