Assistant Professor On Nature Based Solutions On Climate Adaptation And Water (0.8 – 1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University


August 15, 2022


Assistant Professor on Nature Based Solutions on climate adaptation and

water (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Job description

At the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague to further strengthen our group with a specific focus on nature-based solutions on climate adaptation and water.


The candidate is expected to be able to develop an internationally renowned research line on climate adaptation and water. You apply a systems approach in which you connect nature-based solutions to soil, water and biodiversity.

  • have a PhD in a relevant field in environmental sciences;
  • have expertise on nature-based solutions for climate adaptation;
  • have an interest in academic teaching;
  • have a network for the acquisition of externally funded projects;
  • have a record of international peer-reviewed publications;
  • can demonstrate English language proficiency at C1 level (CEFR or comparable to level 3 of the Lecturer Assessment Grid) or are prepared to obtain this level by training;
  • are proficient in Dutch or prepared to acquire Dutch language skills.
  • Offer

    We offer a position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) as an Assistant Professor for a probationary period of 18 months. Permanent employment will be offered based upon good performance, according to the Faculty's performance indicators, after 18 months. The Faculty of Geosciences has an excellent merit-based career and promotion policy. As part thereof, career development up to Associate Professor (level 2) is possible without a so called ‘formation principle', yet based on performance. The gross monthly starting salary – depending on qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,821 and €5,230 (scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) for a full-time employment.

    About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

    Additional information For more information about this position, please contact dr. Stefan Dekker via

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply' button below.

    Interviews for this position will take place on 7 or 8 September.

    The application deadline is 15/08/2022

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