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Assistant or associate professor in land use planning (tenure track)

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher with an academic attitude and broad interdisciplinary interest? Do you have a PhD in Spatial or …

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Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur


Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher with an academic attitude and broad interdisciplinary interest? Do you have a PhD in Spatial or Environmental Planning? And do you combine good communication skills with an affinity with rural and environmental challenges? Then we are looking for you!

The Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning Group (LSP) investigates how challenges brought about by global and environmental change can be addressed by means of spatial planning and design. These challenges include climate mitigation and adaptation, safeguarding biodiversity and keeping our countryside vital. Our specific competence is to analyse complex and dynamic systems at the landscape scale, and to propose inspiring and meaningful solutions. We aim for inclusive solutions and actively engage with stakeholders in all phases of our research. Read more in these news articles about our work.

Accordingly, we educate and train a growing numbers of Bachelor, Master and PhD students to become knowledgeable, reflective, and creative landscape architects and planners. As assistant or associate professor Land Use Planning you will dedicate approximately 40% of your time to teaching and 60% to (commissioned) research and management tasks. You will be contributing to the Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning programmes (BLP/MLP), by teaching courses (partly in Dutch) and by supervising BSc/MSc theses.

Tenure Track is a career path for hardworking scientists at Wageningen University who pursue to excel in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development.


  • hold a PhD in Spatial or Environmental Planning, Geography, or another related field;
  • have a demonstrated interest in rural and environmental topics;
  • have basic knowledge of the Dutch situation regarding spatial planning and (rural) policy;
  • have at least three publications in international, peer-reviewed ISI journals;
  • have experience in teaching, preferably also in course coordination;
  • have good communicative and writing skills;
  • be willing to contribute to general tasks and activities of the chair group;
  • have some command of Dutch, and an excellent command of English.


Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, we offer a tenure track position, for 38 hours per week (1 fte). Salary depends on knowledge and experience. Gross salary per month from € 3.807,- to € 5.211,- (assistant professor position) and from € 5.275,- to € 6.421,- (associate professor position) based on full time employment. Upon meeting the criteria of the Wageningen University Tenure Track, you will be tenured after four years.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

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 17th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.
Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues

Additional information

To learn more about this positions you can contact Martha Bakker, chairholder LSP Group, telephone +31 317 483357 or by e-mail; Martha.Bakker@wur.nl. General information about our Group can be found here.

For more information about the procedure you can get in touch with Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, e-mail: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
This can be done directly via the application button at the vacancy on our website so that we can process your personal data with your permission.
This vacancy is open up to and including the 9th of January 2022. We intend to plan the first interviews on 27 and 28 of January, 2022.

Equal opportunities employer
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.