Assistant or associate professor in land use planning (tenure track)

Assistant or associate professor in land use planning (tenure track)

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19 Jan 18 Feb Wageningen

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Job description

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher with an academic attitude and broad interdisciplinary interest? Do you have a PhD in Spatial or Environmental Planning? And do you combine good communication skills with an affinity with rural and environmental challenges? Then we are looking for you!

The Land Use Planning chair group investigates how we deal with scarcity of space. An increasing number of actors claims space for a wide range of activities: energy production, climate adaptation, recreation, housing, etc. What does this mean for the current ‘owners’ of the countryside, being farmers and nature organizations? Which functions can be combined and which should be separated? How should this be organized? We aim for inclusive solutions and actively engage with stakeholders in all phases of our research. Accordingly, we educate and train a growing numbers of Bachelor, Master and PhD students to become knowledgeable, reflective, and creative landscape architects and planners.
As assistant or associate professor Land Use Planning you will dedicate approximately 40% of your time to teaching and 60% to (commissioned) research and management tasks. You will actively engage in the Dutch debate of how to use our green open space.


Wageningen University & Research


  • a PhD in Spatial or Environmental Planning, Geography, or another related field;
  • demonstrated interest in rural and environmental topics;
  • knowledge of the Dutch situation regarding spatial planning and (rural) policy;
  • at least three publications in international, peer-reviewed ISI journals;
  • experience in teaching, preferably also in course coordination;
  • good communicative and writing skills;
  • willingness to contribute to general tasks and activities of the chair group;
  • at least a reasonable command of Dutch, and an excellent command of English (C1 level).

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 from a minimum of € 4.332,- to a maximum of € 5.929,- (assistant professor position) and from € 6.002,- to a maximum of € 7.305,- (associate professor position) for a full-time working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11-13).

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 18th 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. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. 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 helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.


Wageningen University & Research

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, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 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.

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  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Agriculture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • P1414227-1


Wageningen University & Research

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