Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Atmospheric Physics

Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Atmospheric Physics

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5 Jan 29 Jan Wageningen

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Job description

Looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the field of atmospheric physics and meteorology? The Meteorology and Air Quality (MAQ) group at Wageningen University Research (WUR) has an open position for a tenure-track researcher to join our team! We are seeking innovative candidates with a strong research background, the potential for leadership in their field, and the ability to teach and advise students at the BSc and MSc levels.

At WUR, we value applicants who bring new and complementary research topics and methods to the table, whether that be through experimental field work, numerical modeling, or theoretical analysis. Affinity with the MAQ's current lines of meteorological research, which range from local to global scales and focus on land-atmosphere interactions, is a plus. In addition to conducting research, this position involves teaching courses related to atmospheric/climate dynamics, atmospheric boundary-layer, and land-atmosphere interactions.

As a leading institution in the Netherlands and globally ranked number one in the fields of agriculture, ecology, and the environment, WUR offers an excellent educational experience. The successful candidate will have the chance to work on groundbreaking research projects that combine advanced measurement techniques with fine-scale numerical simulations, such as the Amazonia field campaign and Amsterdam urban campaign. We are looking for a curious, driven scientist who is comfortable with both fieldwork and modeling, and able to combine these approaches in a conceptual framework.


Wageningen University & Research


To be considered for this position, you must have a strong academic record, meaningful research experience, a PhD in meteorology or atmospheric sciences, and excellent English communication skills (oral and written, at least C1 level).

Don't miss out on this chance to join a top-ranked research team and make a lasting impact in the field.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research is committed to providing its employees with excellent terms of employment, including sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave to help you achieve a healthy work-life balance. You also have the option to accrue additional compensation or holiday hours by working up to 40 hours per week. We place a strong emphasis on vitality and offer sports facilities on campus for a small fee. Our Collective Labour Agreement includes a fixed December bonus of 8.3% and an excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these benefits, we offer fixed-term, 7-year contracts with the potential for permanent employment as a professor based on a positive evaluation of your knowledge and experience. Your salary will depend on your position and will range from a minimum of €3,974 to a maximum of €6,181 for full-time employment.

At Wageningen University & Research, we encourage internal advancement and mobility, and offer plenty of opportunities for personal initiative in a learning environment. We also provide excellent training opportunities. You will have the chance to work in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere on the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland. Our university has been named the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 18th consecutive year.

If you are coming from abroad, our team of advisors will help you and your family navigate the visa application process. We also have an International Community page with practical information to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. We can assist with finding a job for your partner, housing, schooling, and more. Under the "30% rule," certain categories of international staff may be eligible for tax exemptions on approximately 30% of their gross salary.

More about our employment benefits can be found here.


Wageningen University & Research

At Wageningen University & Research, our mission is to use the power of nature to improve the quality of life for all. As one of the leading organizations in the fields of healthy food and living environments, we bring together Wageningen University and specialized research institutes to tackle important issues and find solutions. With more than 30 branches, over 13,200 students, and 7,200 employees, we use an integrated approach that brings together different disciplines to make a real impact.

Our Meteorology and Air Quality Group (MAQ) is at the forefront of understanding how atmospheric processes impact weather, air quality, and climate. Our research focuses on the atmospheric boundary layer over urban and rural surfaces, including boundary layer clouds, and how energy, water, carbon, and aerosols interact in the atmosphere. We use advanced measurement techniques and fine-scale numerical simulations to investigate the interactions between the land and atmosphere at multiple scales, from seconds to seasons.

Join our team and be part of a dynamic and innovative organization that is making a difference in the world. We will be handling recruitment for this vacancy in-house, so no employment agencies please. However, feel free to share this opportunity with your network. And to get a sense of our green campus, check out this video!


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1134304-1


Wageningen University & Research

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