Assistant professor or lecturer

Wageningen University
December 22, 2022
Offerd Salary:€ 2.960
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Job description

Are you an enthusiastic teacher and researcher with strong analytical skills and knowledge of trees and forest? And do you have a PhD in forest sciences, forest ecology, tree biology or a related subject focused on temperate environments? Then this could be the ideal position for you!

You will be joining Forest Ecology & Forest Management Group. We explore issues around forests, their values and management and their responses to changing conditions. This work includes studies of tree growth, wood chemistry and wood anatomy. We are an enthusiastic, dynamic and international group within the larger Environmental Science Group.

You are a researcher/lecturer who has interest, skills and experience with forestry and related education. Immediate roles will include contributions to teaching on BSc and MSc level course, with a focus on temperate forests including organising and conducting field practicals, developing and overseeing examinations and supervising BSc and MSc theses and internships.


  • PhD in forest sciences, forest ecology, tree biology or related subject focused on temperate environments
  • Forest related research profile with some emphasis on wood biology / tree rings / wood chemistry & anatomy. research and teaching on tree growth and forest use
  • Enthusiasm and ability to teach in English (at least C1 level).
  • Team player, experienced in working in collaborative groups.
  • Excellent organizational and communicational skills.
  • You like teaching and contact with students from different backgrounds.
  • You are willing to learn new teaching methods and skills.
  • Knowledge of wood structure and chemistry, growth-sensors, forest economics, and silviculture is advantageous
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    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 of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between € 2.960,- to a maximum of € 5.439, - for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10-11). 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 17th 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.


    Employer 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.

    Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video 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.


    Additional information

    For more information about this position, please contact prof Douglas Sheil, chair of the forest ecology and forest management group,

    For more information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter,

    Do you want to apply? You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval. This vacancy will be listed up to and including December 19th 2022.

    Equal opportunities Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

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