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Full Professor of Environment: Governance and Politics

Education You play a prominent and exemplary role in the approaches to environmental issues in the educational field of social and political sciences. You …

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Comeniuslaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 7766 - € 7766 per maand


You play a prominent and exemplary role in the approaches to environmental issues in the educational field of social and political sciences. You place the developments in environmental politics and policies in the context of wider developments in governance approaches and in the international context, and develop attractive and high-quality education on this basis. You will be looking for opportunities to further develop multidisciplinary curricula on environmental sustainability. Moreover, you will be supervising and lecturing PhD researchers, as well as students.

You initiate and supervise research in the field of Environment, Governance and Politics and you will be leading and linking environmental and sustainability research themes with other research groups within the faculty and more particularly, contribute to the multi-disciplinary research programme. You publish academic articles in prominent international journals in the field. You develop projects for external funding, partly for financing PhD positions.

You will supervise associate and assistant professors and researchers affiliated with the Chair in their teaching and research. You will be contributing to the management of teaching and research in the GPE department, and fulfilling managerial tasks at the departmental level and NSM level. Moreover, you are expected to provide an active and stimulating contribution to the continual improvement, internationalisation and positioning of the faculty in terms of its educational and research programmes. You represent the Chair and the field of study in inter-university consultations and in national and international networks in teaching and research.See here the full job description.


You possess a PhD degree and specialise in social and/or political approaches to environmental questions and challenges. You have proven qualities in contributing to the international, academic discussion on environment, governance and politics, as apparent from publications in prominent international academic journals. You have demonstrated to have a thorough knowledge of recent theoretical and empirical developments in the environmental field, and, more particularly, of perspectives thereon in the social and political sciences.

You have demonstrated to have knowledge of developments in social and political theory, and the relevance of social and politcal theory for research and policy in the environmental domain. You have an explicit view on the synergy between the fields of spatial planning, human geography and political sciences of the environment in education and research, and on the interdisciplinarity between social and natural sciences in the environmental domain. You have ample experience with supervising research projects and programmes, including the supervision of doctoral candidates, and with initiating and supervising externally funded research.

Furthermore, you have a sound reputation as an actor in the academic, societal and governmental network on environmental issues, its most pertinent agencies and organisations and have a broad international orientation in the socio-scientific environmental field. You have ample teaching experience, proven effective teaching skills, the capacity to develop and implement innovative teaching methods, proven ability to supervise the development and implementation of an academic teaching programme. A Dutch Senior University Teaching Qualification or equivalent is required. You are fluent in spoken and written English and (if applicable) willing to attend Dutch language courses and to master Dutch at basic level within a few years. You possess leadership skills, as displayed within academic circles.


the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO): Full Professor, Level 2 (Hoogleraar, niveau 2)
Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

Additional information

Prof. Dr. A. Lagendijk, Chair Department of GPE
+3124 361 62 04

www.ru.nl/nsm ; www.ru.nl/gpe

Radboud University