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Assistant Professor (Tenure track) in HIGH-LATITUDE HYDROLOGY/BIOGEOCHEMISTRY (0,8 - 1fte)

The candidate will strengthen the high-latitude (Arctic, Boreal) research of the Hydrology and Biogeochemistry group. The ongoing high-latitude research in …

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De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
€ 3807 - € 5211 per maand


The candidate will strengthen the high-latitude (Arctic, Boreal) research of the Hydrology and Biogeochemistry group. The ongoing high-latitude research in the department covers diverse themes such as catchment hydrology and biogeochemistry, land-ocean organic matter transport, boreal fires, and greenhouse gas fluxes. Our close collaborations with other groups working on remote sensing, carbon cycle dynamics, climate modelling, and marine geology lay a strong foundation on which to build your own research. We welcome a candidate with research expertise and experience in the hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, or atmosphere and their interactions, using techniques and applications from the fields of hydrology, biogeochemistry, and/or sedimentology (ranging from e.g. eddy covariance to tracer isotope analyses). She/he ideally has a mixed background in experimental work and modeling.

Your duties

  • carry out creative research by acquiring external funding and publishing your results in scientific journals
  • make impact on the field as witnessed by a variety of indicators, for example, invited presentations at (international) meetings, media coverage, and peer recognition
  • build a successful research group and supervise PhD students
  • coordinate and teach courses offered in BSc and MSc Earth Science and Hydrology programs (ca. 40% teaching time commitment, 20% in first year)
  • contribute to development of the teaching curriculum


We offer a challenging position for someone with

  • a PhD degree on a topic relevant to what is outlined in the job description above, preferably with some post-PhD research experience (proven by publications)
  • demonstrated ability to initiate and develop an independent line of research
  • experience in teaching (development and/or coordination of courses) in the field of Earth Sciences
  • a basic teaching qualification (BKO), an equivalent qualification from a university outside the Netherlands, or willingness to obtain such a qualification during the tenure track
  • although not a requirement at the date of appointment, it is expected that a C1 level in both Dutch and English will be reached before the end of the tenure track. The department offers BSc courses in Dutch, and MSc courses in English


A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,807 (scale 11) and a maximum €5,211 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 1 year.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a (maximum 1 page) statement of research interests until until December 15, 2021.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Associate Professor J. E. Vonk
Email: j.e.vonk@vu.nl

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