Are you passionate about Water Quality Processes and Modeling? Do you want to make a difference as an innovative researcher and an inspiring teacher? Do you have an strong track record in aquatic environmental sciences as evidenced by high impact publications in scientific journals? Do you have a university teaching qualification, or are you willing to obtain such a qualification in a relatively short time? Then this position could be a perfect fit for you!
The Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality group
, which is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University & Research, is keen to hire an Assistant (or Associate) Professor (0.8-1.0 fte, tenure track). The group seeks to generate new insights that can help restore freshwater and saltwater ecosystems and train a new generation of professionals. The complex interaction between physical, chemical and biological processes is central to our system-oriented research. The research is multidisciplinary (chemical, biological, mathematical) and ranges from laboratory research (detailed process studies) to model studies to field studies, covering a range of spatial and temporal scales. The group's multidisciplinary expertise comes together in the development of integrated models for water quality and ecosystem management.
As an Assistant (or Associate) Professor you are expected to establish an internationally leading research team on Water Quality modeling, integrating modeling-, laboratory and field-based research projects. Your modeling work will help people understand the eminence of water quality issues and support policymakers in making decisions to appropriately reduce water pollution. You are expected to contribute to, while not being restricted to
, current group water quality themes such as (micro-)plastic pollution, (organic) micropollutants, and/or nutrient cycles. As a broadly interested modeler with excellent math and programming skills, over time you should be able to contribute to a wider variety of timely water quality issues rather than remain fixated on one topic.
The selected candidate will contribute to the chair group's teaching program in aquatic ecology and water quality at all academic levels (BSc, MSc, PhD), including its further development. A specific focus on water quality related education will be expected. You should be able to demonstrate potential to attract research funding at the national as well as international level. In addition, you contribute to the day-to-day operations of the chair group.