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University Teacher Plant Breeding

Do you like to teach students the interesting field of Plant Breeding? Do you get energy from interacting with students in small and large groups, both in …

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

Functieomschrijving

Do you like to teach students the interesting field of Plant Breeding? Do you get energy from interacting with students in small and large groups, both in live and online settings? Does a well-arranged course or learning environment give you satisfaction? Then we might have an interesting position for you at Wageningen University & Research.

We have a vacancy for a teacher, so is a position focused entirely on teaching. Plant Breeding is involved in education, research and consultation in the field of plant breeding in the broadest sense. As a group, Plant Breeding is a collaboration between the business unit Plant Breeding of Wageningen Plant Research and the Chair Group Plant Breeding. In this way, we are combining academic scientific expertise with more applied, strategic expertise. https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/plant-research/Plant-Breeding.htm.

You will join our educational team of Plant Breeding which is involved in education at all levels from BSc, MSc and PhD to specific courses for external parties. A large part of our teaching effort is in BSc and MSc courses, both on-campus and in the framework of the online master's programme Plant Breeding. On-campus courses usually have high student numbers. Because some aspects can be more effectively taught in a small setting, an important task for you will be educating small groups. Next to that, assistance in course coordination is desired, because this is a lot of work in large courses. Finally, you will help with courses within our online master's programme. Moderation of online courses has yet different dynamics, which combines small-scale education with designing a clear course set-up. Because of the large amount of interaction with our teaching staff and students, you need to be a real team-player with a love for education. All-in-all our new colleague will have many opportunities to develop him/herself into a full-blown lecturer and course coordinator. Is it you?

Important tasks:
  • You will educating small groups, because some aspects can be more effectively taught in a small setting;
  • You will assist in course coordination, especially in large courses.
  • Finally, you will help with courses within our online master's programme.
  • The majority of your teaching will be in English
Moderation of online courses has yet different dynamics, which combines small-scale education with designing a clear course set-up. Because of the large amount of interaction with our teaching staff and students, you need to be a real team-player with a love for education.

For your teaching you will have access to world-class experimental facilities and instruments. As our new colleague you will have many opportunities to develop yourself into a full-blown lecturer and course coordinator. Through the Education Career Path, Wageningen University & Research is offering teachers an attractive career perspective.

Functie-eisen

Do you have:

  • an MSc or PhD with an excellent understanding of plant breeding;
  • strong didactic skills and enthusiasm for teaching (on-line and on-campus) and working with (international) students in a broad range of courses (teaching qualification is a plus);
  • ability to strengthen small-scale education (on-line and on-campus);
  • ambition to develop into a main lecturer and coordinator of courses;
  • affinity with the domains of Wageningen University (e.g. water, food, energy, biodiversity, climate change, circular economy);
  • good organization and communication skills;
  • fluency in English and preferably also in Dutch/willingness to learn the Dutch language?

Conditions

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, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer lecturer position for three years, with a competitive gross salary of between €2836,- and €4474,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (Teacher 4, scale 10). Additionally, a contract for 0.3 - 0.7 FTE can be discussed.

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 16th 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

For more information about this position, please contact Jan-Kees Goud, Teacher Plant Breeding, telephone +31 6 40636997 or by e-mail jan-kees.goud@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Ine van 't Land, recruiter, telephone +31 627895351 or by e-mail ine.vantland@wur.nl

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including Monday December 6 2021. We hope to schedule the first job interviews in the week of December 13 2021.

Equal opportunities
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.