|The Water Resources Management group is looking for an Assistant Professor in the field of Agricultural Water Management. Building on insights from irrigation, agronomy, hydrology and water engineering you will study design, planning and use practices of agricultural water systems, and link these to societal and policy questions of sustainable development, food security and climate change adaptation. Specific attention could be given to the issue of shifting across scales (e.g. field, farm, system, basin, landscape), as this may redress societal objectives and/or alter the normative interpretation of sustainability or efficiency of water use. The Assistant Professor should be able to bridge the natural and social sciences, by linking these science fields to policy and spatial planning. This could for instance involve critical evaluations of agricultural performance, agro-hydrological simulation tools and the effects across space (field, farm, basin) and time (drought, climate change) in the context of the water-food-environment nexus policy and planning.|
Education (40% time allocation)
The Assistant Professor will have the following education responsibilities, to be further developed based on experience and interest:
|We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree with about 3 years of field work experience and a good network; an interdisciplinary and sociotechnical approach to agricultural water management studies with proven capacity to address societal questions; good didactic and communication skills; proactive; fluency in English (and another global language ); and a fine team player. International travels for research and education projects are part of this position. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.|
|A part-time (30.4 hours/0.8 fte per week) or full-time (38 hours/1.0 fte per week) appointment as Assistant Professor (Tenure Track). Evaluation on job performance is every 3 years, and a positive outcome will lead to a permanent position after 7 years. Your salary will depend on knowledge and experience. Gross salary per month is from € 3637,- to € 4978,- (scale 11) based on full time employment.|
You will enter a career trajectory called Tenure Track, with a phenomenal environment for you to grow, excel and work within the department to make a difference in our field. Successful evaluation will allow growing towards a Professor holding a Personal Chair. This includes the chance to define your own research line and research group. We offer training and coaching, as well as opportunities to work part-time.
In addition, we offer:
|For more information you may contact prof.dr. Petra Hellegers, Water Resources Management Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, tel. (+31) (0)6-51679951; email: email@example.com|
You can apply before 16 September 2019.
Please do not send your application directy to Prof. Hellegers.
|The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialized 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, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, it is one of the leading organizations 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. Do you want to get involved? We will give you that opportunity. Besides, Wageningen has the greenest and most sustainable campus in the world. |
The Water Resources Management (WRM) group is an interdisciplinary research and education entity focussed on the interactions of water, technology and society. We study integrated water resource management and governance questions in both the global South and North. Central in our study are questions about how patterns of access, allocation and use of water can be explained as the combined outcome of technological choices, socio-ecological dynamics and cultural, social and political negotiations and contestations.