Senior Lecturer in Geo-Information Science / Remote Sensing

Senior Lecturer in Geo-Information Science / Remote Sensing

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21 Jun 15 Jul Wageningen

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Job description

Are you an enthusiastic and hardworking person with knowledge of geo-information, remote sensing and its applications? Are you enthusiastic about academic teaching, lecturing, practical supervision and student supervision? Do you enjoy creating new education material? And are you a great team player willing to join us for successful and innovative education attempting to impact the new generation of students? Then we would like to get you on board!

To support the education of our group Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing (GRS), part of the Environmental Sciences Group of Wageningen University and Research , we are hiring a Lecturer in Geo-Information Science, covering most aspects of Geodata-acquisition, processing, modelling and analysis.

You will contribute to our bachelor courses and master programs, while also adding to the group’s research excellence. This primarily includes participating in the existing education portfolio, with a focus on our basic and advanced GIS and remote sensing courses but also taking care of thesis supervision and internship supervision. You can also take part in creative and groundbreaking scientific research, and support research in the group.

The selected candidate will have an excellent motivation for academic teaching and is willing to learn the didactical aspects of academic teaching. Willingness to further shape and innovate our teaching program is highly desirable. We offer a stimulating and friendly working environment. Training and coaching is provided to support the candidate’s professional development.

Since some of our courses are offered in Dutch, we are searching for a candidate who has excellent Dutch language skills. If you do not yet have this level, we will of course help you and you can go to our language center Wageningen in'to Language.

You will work here
You will work at the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing, led by prof.dr. Kirsten de Beurs.The mission of our group is to improve spatial competences for a sustainable world through research and education.


Wageningen University & Research


You are/ You have:
  • PhD in Geo-information Science, Remote Sensing or a related field;
  • good lecturing and presentation skills;
  • excellent communication skills in English and Dutch;
  • experience with supervising student thesis projects;
  • excellent organisational skills.

You can see that there are plenty of challenges ahead of you. These challenges can also be seen as development opportunities. So if you do not yet have the track-record required in the vacancy, but do have solid work experience, we would also like to invite you to apply.

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, 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 of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between €4.332 and €5.929 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11). Additionally, a contract for 0.8 FTE can be discussed.

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.

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.


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.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • P1549868-1


Wageningen University & Research

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