|Are you an early or mid-career scholar with a profile working on the sustainable transformation of global food systems? Do you want to contribute to an exciting and strongly international and interdisciplinary teaching programme at Wageningen University?|
Your research contributes to current (social) scientific debates on the policy, governance and practice of transforming food systems, integrating environmental concerns (e.g. climate change, biodiversity loss, fresh water scarcity), health concerns (the triple burden of malnutrition: hunger, micro-nutrient deficiencies and obesity) and socio-economic concerns (livelihoods of small farmers, global justice, influence from large private companies).
You do this by building on Global Value Chains (GVC), food systems and their governance, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), global diets, social practices approaches to consumer behaviour and sustainable production and consumption. Your work is also global in scope, bringing perspectives on food systems both within and extending between multiple regions around the world.
You will develop, supervise, and carry out high-quality research in collaboration with your own international network, as well as with colleagues at the Environmental Policy Group (ENP) and Wageningen University. You will also be pro-active in acquiring funding from a mix of government, EU and private sources and publish regularly in leading international academic journals. Over the medium term, you will be supported to develop an individual research grant application to either the Dutch Innovational Research Incentives Scheme or the European Research Council.
In the short term, you will be expected to adapt existing courses taught by the ENP Group in the Masters of International Development, Environmental Sciences and Urban Environmental Management. Over the long term, opportunities will emerge to develop your own courses and contribute to the design and policy of MSc and BSc programmes.
In this challenging career trajectory:
The group is divided into five thematic research areas. You will contribute primarily to the ‘Sustainable Food Transformations’ theme, but are also encouraged to collaborate with colleagues and students in the other themes focusing on marine governance, urban transformations, climate futures and environmental mobilities. Please watch the short video of Prof. Simon Bush who tells more about our group:
For this position you will need an excellent English language proficiency (a minimum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page.
|We initially offer 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. Your salary will depend on expertise and experience and the maximum gross salary for Assistant Professors is €5.826,- per month and for Associate Professors the salary can grow up to €6.940,- per month. Both based on a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities.|
In addition, we offer:
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 15th consecutive time.
Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling.
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This vacancy is open up to and including the 13th of August, 2020. We want to plan the first job interviews on the 1st of September, 2020. A public lecture and the second round of interviews is planned the 23rd of September, 2020.
The intended starting date is late 2020 or early 2021.
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|The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.|
With approximately 30 locations, 6.500 employees, and 12.000 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen. We have been named Best Employer in Education category 2019-2020.
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