Wageningen University & Research is looking for a full professor (0.8 - 1.0
fte) to lead the Crop Physiology Chair group of our University, one of the
leading universities on food, health and environment worldwide.
The current focus of the Crop Physiology chair group involves connecting the
basic physiological processes of plants with the functioning of crop stands,
all within an agro-ecological environment and a societal context. The chair
group studies how basic plant genetic and physiological properties control
crop productivity and resilience and how this in turn is driven by
environmental conditions, fluctuations in these conditions and by plant-plant
interactions in crops under farmers' management.
As head of this group you will lead and support a diverse and
multidisciplinary team of researchers and lecturers. You will develop new
lines of research and support established research lines and education. You
will also strengthen the group's position in national and international
The embedding of the professorship facilitates numerous opportunities for
collaboration with other leading (plant) scientists. Together with the Crop
and Weed Ecology chair group, the Crop Physiology chair group forms the Centre
for Crop Systems Analysis (CSA) and has state-of-the-art tools and
facilities. CSA is part of the Plant Sciences Group, which comprises 18 chair
groups and 7 applied research groups and is affiliated with the Graduate
Schools Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS) and Production Ecology and
Resource Conservation (PE&RC).
More information about the Crop Physiology Chair group can be found on this
You are a scholar with a PhD degree in plant sciences and an
internationally proven scientific track record in the field of Crop
You have concrete long-term ideas on the development of the field of crop
You have experience in developing and maintaining a broad international
You have experience and were successful in attracting funding.
You have experience with interesting and motivating students in teaching
and with supervising students with diverse backgrounds. You have
experience in developing courses at Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD level,
and you are interested in innovative teaching methods.
You have experience in leading professionals in a multidisciplinary team.
You bring empathic and inclusive leadership with a focus on people's
development, team building and creating synergy.
Conditions of employment
You will work in a dynamic and inspiring international organization with many
interdisciplinary projects all over the world. A strong commitment to teaching
and research, combined with innovative applied research, creates a rich
learning environment. Our students - the innovators of tomorrow - also benefit
from first-class research and educational facilities.
The scientific quality of Wageningen University is affirmed by the prominent
position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes. Dutch
students voted Wageningen University & Research as the best university in the
Netherlands for the past fifteen years in a row.
We offer you a position as a full professor and Chair of the Crop Physiology
group. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a number of additional
benefits, such as an end-of-year extra month's salary, a holiday allowance and
a pension plan with the Dutch pension fund for government and education.
Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax
relief, where 30% of their salary is exempt from tax for the first five years.
Working hours can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best
possible work-life balance.
Coming from abroad
We are a globally leading university in the life sciences and we have a large
international community in Wageningen. The university's highly qualified team
of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa
application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family. If
appropriate, a specialized staffing agency will help your partner to find
employment and we can assist you in finding schools for your children.
Furthermore, we can assist you with finding accommodation in the region or
elsewhere in the Netherlands.
The Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains
practical information about what we do to support international employees and
students coming to Wageningen.
Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University and 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, 6.800 employees and 12.900 students, Wageningen
University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An
integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various
disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR has been
named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.
Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch
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We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies
please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Christa
Testerink, Chair of the Appointment Advisory Committee by email:
If you would like more detailed information on the profile and the Chair
group, please do not hesitate to contact Denise Magendans, executive secretary
of the committee at email@example.com
You are invited to send your complete application using the respond-button on
this page. Please upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate list
of publications and a 1000-word (max) statement of research and education
interests and intended direction. The deadline for applications is 19
The Appointment Advisory Committee will interview selected candidates for this
position on October 28th 2021. The Committee will thereafter invite short-
listed candidates for a second interview and a public trial lecture in
Equal opportunity employer
WUR employs many people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who
encourage and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our
organization and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore
especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR.
The policy of WUR is to increase the number of women and international
professors. For more information please go to our inclusivity webpage. A good
example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at
WUR with a functional impairment.