We are looking for
The Land Use Group invites applications from candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Land Use Planning. Candidates will be asked to contribute to the group's research and education activities. The candidate is expected to develop innovative scientific research that strengthens and complements the current lines of research of the group. The candidates should be able to combine analyses of land markets with those of land use change and other social-cultural phenomena. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in qualitative and quantitative methods, preferable with affinity with design to strengthen our link in teaching and research with the Landscape Architecture group.
Wageningen University & Research
The candidate must hold a PhD in spatial planning or related fields. An academic record (peer-reviewed publications, teaching experience, acquisition of research grants, societal impact, and international network) in line with the expected profile for a Tenure Track at Wageningen University is required. The candidate should have a vision on future research and innovation in education in Land Use Planning and be an inspiring ambassador of her/his theme towards stakeholders both within and outside academia, nationally and internationally.
Conditions of employment
A fulltime (38 hours per week) position for Assistant/Associate Professor. Evaluation on job performance is every 3 years, and a positive outcome will continue in a permanent position after 6 years. Salary depends on knowledge and experience. Gross salary per month from € 3.427,- to € 4.691,- (assistant professor position) and from € 4749,- to € 5.780,- (associate professor position) based on full time employment.
We offer a career trajectory called Tenure Track. From the position of Assistant Professor we can provide a great environment for you to grow, excel and work within the department to make a difference in our field and develop towards a Professor holding a Personal Chair; including the chance to build up your own research line and research group. Training and coaching are provided an as well as opportunities to work part-time.
Wageningen University & Research
The Land Use Planning Group is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University. The Department's research and education concerns our living environment: nature, landscape, agriculture, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, urbanization, and competing claims on space.
In the research of the Land Use group a central role is assigned to the way how land is distributed over the various competing claims. We develop planning theory, approaches, and instruments which may enhance the resilience of urban and rural landscapes. In order to do so we analyse the interplay between natural and social processes, but also do research into governance processes around spatial planning and land use change. We study how landscapes respond to societal processes, how in turn people respond to landscape change, and how they decide to intervene through technological solutions and policy measures for relevant land use planning issues. Important research themes are land markets, land use change, climate change and adaptation, sustainable food systems, urbanisation, innovation in planning, and landscape governance. In doing so, the Land Use Planning Group represents and contributes to Wageningen University's mission for quality of life.