16/04/2019

Assistant Professor Rural and Environmental History (Tenure Track)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Wageningen University & Research
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Cultural studies
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    27/05/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Wageningen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38.0

We are looking for an ambitious historian devoted to research and education in social science history. As an Assistant Professor you will participate in our research program on global history. Within this context you will develop your own research line and you will lecture BSc and MSc courses (e.g. Globalization in Historical Perspective, Demography, Food History) to students both in social and natural sciences at Wageningen University and co-supervise PhD-students. In addition, you are expected to contribute actively to the acquisition of research grants and research projects.

Benefits

We offer Tenure Track as a career trajectory to excel academically in research and teaching. We wish to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development. We initially offer a fixed-term, 7 year contract for 38 hours per week (fulltime), which upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University's Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract.

The yearly salary before taxes ranges between € 50,758 to € 69.473 in case of fulltime employment as an assistant professor, depending on experience and expertise. In line with the University's Tenure Track policy, a career path consists of a number of successive steps from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and subsequently to Professor.

In addition we offer:

  • Excellent training opportunities and secondary working conditions, including, for instance, a cycle-to-work plan;
  • Flexible working hours and vacations to allow for more optima work-life balance (consult with colleagues and line-manager);
  • An excellent pension scheme via ABP (www.abp.nl);
  • 232 holiday hours annually for a fulltime (38 hrs) employment, possibly to be supplemented by voluntarily reducing one's salary or by the flexible working week;
  • Sports facilities available on campus (for a reduced fee);
  • An end-of-year- bonus, a holiday allowance;
  • Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax. Have a look on https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Moving-to-the-Netherlands.htm.

Selection process

To apply, please upload your letter of motivation and a CV including a list of publications online, as well as two reference letters and a short research statement outlining your plans for the coming years, via the "Click here to respond" button at the top of this page, before May 26th 2019.

For further information please contact Prof. dr. Ewout Frankema ( ewout.frankema@wur.nl )

For further information on Wageningen University please visit: www.wageningenur.nl/rhiWageningen University and Research Centre

Additional comments

To apply, please upload your letter of motivation and a CV including a list of publications online, as well as two reference letters and a short research statement outlining your plans for the coming years, via the "Click here to respond" button at the top of this page, before May 26th 2019.

For further information please contact Prof. dr. Ewout Frankema ( ewout.frankema@wur.nl )

For further information on Wageningen University please visit: www.wageningenur.nl/rhiWageningen University and Research Centre

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

We ask for a candidate who:

  • has a PhD in the field of economic, social or demographic history
  • is familiar with social science theories on long-term development
  • has published in internationally refereed scientific journals
  • has strong didactic and presentation skills and enthusiasm for teaching and working with (international) students in a broad range of programmes
  • holds a University Teaching Qualification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs) or is prepared to obtain one
  • has an international scientific network
  • has the ability to acquire externally financed projects
  • has good organisational skills

This position requires an excellent English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Wageningen University & Research
Netherlands
Wageningen
6708 PB
Droevendaalsesteeg

EURAXESS offer ID: 400037
Posting organisation offer ID: 54163

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