Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Atmospheric Physics Tenure-Track

Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Atmospheric Physics Tenure-Track

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3 Jan 29 Jan Wageningen

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Job description

The Meteorology and Air Quality group at Wageningen University Research (WUR) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the field of atmospheric physics and/or meteorology. We seek applicants who bring research topics and methods that are complementary to those of other researchers in our group. Any approach(es), including experimental field work, numerical modelling, and theoretical analysis is of interest. Affinity with the current MAQ lines of meteorological research that range from local to global scales will be valued, especially with a link to land-atmosphere interactions. In addition to the above, you must have the potential for innovation and leadership in research.

The job also requires teaching at BSc and MSc level and advising of students, which amounts to approximately 40% of the time. On our website you find all the courses we teach which are all connected to our research. For this position, we seek applicants with capacity to give topics of atmospheric/climate dynamics, atmospheric boundary-layer or land-atmosphere interactions. Interesting to note here is the recognition of the excellent education offered in Wageningen. Our university was chosen as the best institution for higher education in the Netherlands for the 18th time in a row in 2022. Besides that, we are ranked as university as number 1 worldwide in the fields of agriculture, ecology and environment, as well as excellent rankings in other fields.

Furthermore, an important aspect of the job is the acquisition of research projects, both at national and international level, to fund new PhD and postdoc positions. Our ground-breaking approach is the combination of advanced measurements techniques with fine-scale numerical simulations. Examples of our work can be seen in these video's about our fieldwork: Amazonia field campaign and Amsterdam urban campaign or numerical simulations land-atmosphere interactions and on websites of current research projects: and


Wageningen University & Research


A strong, curiosity-driven scientist who enjoys fieldwork as well as modelling and is able to combine the two approaches in a conceptual framework. The ideal candidate has:
  • a strong academic record;
  • meaningful prior research experience;
  • a PhD degree in meteorology or atmospheric sciences;
  • excellent communication skills in English (oral and written, at least C1 level)

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. depends on knowledge and experience and will range from a minimum of € 3.974,- to a maximum of € 5.439 (assistant professor position), and € 5.506,- to a maximum of € 6181,- (associate professor position) based on full time employment. Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11-13).

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 18th 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.

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. For instance under the "30% rule", certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary.


Wageningen University & Research

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, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 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 this video to get an idea of our green campus!

The Meteorology and Air Quality Group (MAQ) seeks to foster the understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather, air quality and climate. Research focuses on the atmospheric boundary layer over urban and rural surfaces, including boundary layer clouds, and the atmospheric aspects of the connected energy, water, carbon and aerosol budgets. MAQ pioneers on investigations of the interactions between the land at the atmosphere at the meter and second scales and their interaction to regional and seasonal scales. Our ground-breaking approach is the combination of advanced measurements techniques with fine-scale numerical simulations

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


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Agriculture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1132642-1


Wageningen University & Research

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