Junior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences

Junior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences

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31 Jan 13 Feb Utrecht

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Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic new colleague to teach in the English-taught Bachelor’s programme Global Sustainability Science and the Master’s programmes Sustainable Development and/or Water Science and Management.

Your job
You will work as junior lecturer in the Environmental Sciences group of the Departement of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the teaching and organisation of Bachelor’s courses mainly, including:
  • natural science courses (for example, Mathematics and System Analysis, Statistics, and courses of the Water, Climate and Ecosystems track such as Chemistry and the Environment, Ecological Field Research, and/or Global Climate Change);
  • interdisciplinary sustainability courses (for example Duurzame Ontwikkeling, Environmental Impact Assessment, Regional Integration Project, Consultancy Project);
  • individual student supervision (Bachelor’s thesis and “tutoraat”). To develop yourself as a teacher, you can follow didactic training.

Moreover, we allocate 30% of your time to contribute to our research programme. This can be done by writing an article based on your thesis, participate in research of senior staff members, by involvement in educational innovation projects, or to reach out to societal stakeholders.

We are especially keen on candidates who have a passion for teaching and an interest in scientific research. We would like to welcome you in our team before April 1st 2024.


Utrecht University


As a successful candidate you will:
  • hold a Master’s degree (MSc) or a PhD in a relevant field, such as Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development, Water Science and Management, Environmental Biology, Climate Studies, or expect a degree soon;
  • preferably have experience with teaching;
  • enjoy working with students;
  • have interest in the research that matches our programmed research;
  • have excellent communication skills and be a team player.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
  • a position (0.9 - 1.0 FTE) for one year, with an extension to a total of four years upon successful assessment;
  • a full-time gross salary between €3,226 in the first year and €5,090 in the fourth year of employment in scale P of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.


Universiteit Utrecht

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Shaping science, sharing tomorrow.

Utrecht University’s Faculty of Geosciences studies the Earth: from the Earth’s core to its surface, including man’s spatial and material utilisation of the Earth – always with a focus on sustainability and innovation. With 3,400 students (BSc and MSc) and 720 staff, the faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty of Geosciences is organised in four Departments: Earth Sciences, Human Geography & Spatial Planning, Physical Geography, and Sustainable Development.


  • Education; Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 3575



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