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Assistant professor crop physiology

We offer a position at the assistant professor level. The position will include teaching (45%), research (45%) and general management tasks and service to …

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


We offer a position at the assistant professor level. The position will include teaching (45%), research (45%) and general management tasks and service to society (10%). The teaching will be in the area of crop science and crop physiology and will be at the level of BSc, MSc and PhD students. Supervision of PhD candidates is also a major part of the job description. The candidate will develop, in consultation and collaboration with the other team members, her/his own research line that matches the long term strategy of both the Crop physiology team and the Centre for Crop Systems Analysis. An integrated approach including a combination of experimentation and modelling will be required. Activities include writing research proposals for external funding.

We seek a highly motivated plant/crop physiologist or agronomist. The focus of the research is: (i) furthering the knowledge on the physiology of crops under diverse environmental and management conditions, (ii) integration of this knowledge in quantitative crop models. Research involves collaboration with public and private partners, both in the temperate and (semi-)tropical regions.


We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • A PhD in the area of plant sciences, crop physiology or agronomy.
  • Proven affinity to and experience in teaching.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • A strong publication record in top quality journals.
  • Well-developed experimental and modelling skills.
  • Experience in acquiring and managing externally-funded research projects.
  • Hands-on experience in photosynthesis physiology is a plus.


This is initially a seven year position in which you will enter the tenure track. We provide a stimulating environment for science, with commitment to help you develop in your career.
Gross salary per month: from € 3.475,- up to € 5.405,- based on full time employment and depending on expertise and experience. In addition, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.

Additional information

Additional information about this position can be obtained from prof. dr Paul C. Struik (paul.struik@wur.nl; tel. + 31 317 48 42 46).

For more information about Tenure Track at Wageningen University & Research: https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Why-choose-Wageningen-University-Research/Your-development-in-focus/Tenure-Track.htm

You can apply up to to and including August 15, 2018
For this position you can only apply on line: www.wageningenur.nl/career

The selected candidates will be interviewed by a recruitment committee.
Don't email directly to the people mentioned above but use the website to apply.