Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Systems Science and Population Nutrition and Health

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Systems Science and Population Nutrition and Health

Published Deadline Location
31 May 24 Jun Wageningen

Job description

We are looking for a new colleague to complement our team and to advance this timely and important field. Population health is complex, and in general it covers dynamic interactions between cells, organs, individuals and societies. The scientific principles of such complex and dynamic adaptive systems, however, apply equally to individual, public and planetary health. The mutual interactions are vital and need to be investigated further. So far, only few groups address this topic. Are you the enthusiastic expert, with interest in research methodology, systems science, and other aspects of quantitative research, to fill this gap? Then we are looking for you!

What are you going to do?
As assistant professor you will contribute to the research and education of the chair group of Global Nutrition.
You will set up and maintain a research line on the development of systems science and related methods in the field of healthy and sustainable diets.

In particular:
  • you will build and lead your own line of research in conjunction with team members focusing on systems science aspects of healthy and sustainable diets, in interaction with other scientists at the chair group and the division;
  • you will set up collaborations and attract funding for PhD candidates and postdocs to support your research line;
  • you will contribute to the education activities of the chair group: you will lecture in English in MSc and BSc level courses, and you will have the opportunity of innovating courses, such as on Systems Science, Dietary Exposure, and/or Nutritional Epidemiology, in collaboration with other HNH colleagues and external chair groups you will supervise BSc and MSc thesis projects that fit your expertise and research interests;
  • time permitting, you will take part in the organization and day-to-day management of the Global Nutrition; you will contribute academic services to Wageningen University & Research as a whole and to the broader scientific community.

This position offers the opportunity to develop an academic career that connects the expertise of current chair groups at HNH into a systems science framework and methodology for nutritional epidemiology and health. You will work on the Wageningen Campus in a group highly engaged in nutrition and health, education, and research. We offer an open, relaxed, and stimulating atmosphere, with great flexibility in working conditions.

You will work here
The research is embedded within the chair Global Nutrition, which is led by Prof. Edith Feskens
In this challenging career trajectory:
  • you acquire, lead and implement innovative and creative(inter-) national research projects in Global Nutrition;
  • you collaborate with colleagues and supervise PhD students, BSc and MSc theses and you develop and teach courses;
  • you contribute to the further development of the chair group Global Nutrition.

Tenure Track is a career path for 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

This position fits you when you have the following skills and competences:
  • a PhD degree in quantitative aspects of nutrition or other biomedical sciences, related social or environmental sciences, or in applied mathematics/statistics;
  • clear interest in the research field of healthy and sustainable diets;
  • be able to think and communicate across disciplinary boundaries;
  • be a self-starter and a consummate collaborator, able to work independently;
  • be enthusiastic and dedicated;
  • excellent oral and written command of the English language (C1 level) is necessary for a good job performance.

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 € 4232,- and € 5929,- 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 19th 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.

Because we expect you to work and live in the Netherlands 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 for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling.

Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.

Employer

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, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 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 the video below 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

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Edith Feskens, chair holder, by e-mail: edith.feskens@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by e-mail: rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

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 will be listed up to and including June 24th, 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews in the first weeks of July 2024.

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. 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
  • Health
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €4232—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • P1532975-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Edith Feskens, chair holder, by e-mail: edith.feskens@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by e-mail: rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

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 will be listed up to and including June 24th, 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews in the first weeks of July 2024.

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. 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

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Edith Feskens, chair holder, by e-mail: edith.feskens@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, corporate recruiter, by e-mail: rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

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 will be listed up to and including June 24th, 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews in the first weeks of July 2024.

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. 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 24 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).