Wageningen University & Research is recruiting a full professor (0.8 - 1.0 fte) to lead the Entomology chair group. The chair group studies many aspects of insect life, from molecular signalling mechanisms and evolutionary biology to insect behaviour in ecologically relevant settings. The group works on insects as disease vectors, insect-plant interactions and insect development from different scientific perspectives. It aims to make fundamental contributions to science, but also achieves positive impact in societal challenges such as sustainable food production, reversing biodiversity loss, and adapting farming systems to climate change. The group’s teaching portfolio reflects the breadth of the research: from the molecular to the ecological level, covering basic principles as well as their applications in society.
We are excited to recruit a new professor and group chair who will bring an inspiring vision on the future of entomological research and education within the domains of Wageningen University. The position of chair of the Entomology group provides you with the opportunity to further develop your own research track and your leadership profile with a diverse team of talented researchers, lecturers, and support staff. Together with other staff members, you are responsible for the academic and operational management of this chair group. Of primary importance to Wageningen UR is an inclusive and safe working environment for all employees and students, and the new chair must be willing to foster an inspiring and creative academic climate for the members of the chair group.
More information about our research projects, education and publications can be found at the Entomology website
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The Entomology chair group is currently composed of 5 tenured and non-tenured scientific staff, 1 special professor, 3 lecturers, 5 postdoctoral researchers, 41 PhD candidates and 11 support staff. It is embedded in the Plant Sciences Group, one of five science groups at Wageningen University & Research, which has state-of-the-art instruments and facilities. The Plant Sciences Group comprises 19 chair groups and 8 applied research units. The chair group Entomology is affiliated with the graduate schools Experimental Plant Sciences
(EPS) and Production Ecology and Resource Conservation
(PE&RC). The new chair will contribute constructively to the development and leadership of the science group and the wider collaborative research and impact environment at WUR.