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Assistant Professor Land use and Food System Dynamics

The tenure track candidate will be encouraged to develop a largely externally funded research programme in the field of Land Use research, Sustainable Food …

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De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 3475 - € 4757 per maand


The tenure track candidate will be encouraged to develop a largely externally funded research programme in the field of Land Use research, Sustainable Food Systems and the connection between these fields. The appointee is expected to teach, conduct research, and fulfil limited administrative duties in support of the strong teaching and research base. Teaching involves courses in Environmental Sciences, Ecosystem Management and Sustainable Land Use for various BSc and MSc programmes. The candidate is expected to supervise BSc and MSc student projects. The candidate should show academic leadership, maintain a high publication output, and raise competitive research funding. On the longer term, the candidate is expected to build up a successful group around his/her field of expertise.


We offer a challenging position at an assistant professor level a geographer with a PhD in environmental sciences or geography and a research interest in one or more of the following, or related themes: Land use change, Food systems, Food-water-energy nexus, Spatial modelling of human-environment systems. The candidate should have a significant experience in academic teaching and have strong quantitative methodological skills.


The starting date is on or before 1 October 2018. We offer a tenure track position, initially for the duration of 5 years. After 1 and 3 years the performance will be evaluated in terms of teaching, publication record, and acquisition of prestigious personal grants or equivalent project funding. After a successful evaluation permanent employment will be granted and a path will be outlined for future academic development.

You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at our website.
• remuneration of 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
• solid pension scheme (ABP);
• a minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
• possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;
• contribution commuting allowance based on public transport;
• discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance).

The starting salary depends on the experience and qualifications and will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel. It ranges from € 3475,00 gross per month (salary scale 11.0) up to a maximum of € 4757,00 (salary scale 11.11), based on full-time employment.

Additional information

For additional information please contact:
Prof. Dr. Peter Verburg

Candidates are requested to send their application comprising a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of two references, to Marjolijn Staarink, by using the application button, before June 28, 2018.

Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be dealt with.