Wageningen University & Research offers young talented scientists a challenging career trajectory: Tenure Tracks. A total of 13 new Tenure Track positions have been realized as part of the sector plans for the science/technology sector. WUR offers these extra positions in the fields of:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
For more detailed information about this special trajectory, please take a look at our Tenure Track information page.
Why choose WUR
Beta-sciences within Wageningen University
The beta-sciences in Wageningen University (WU) are nationally unique in two ways: 1) the seamless integration of the disciplines Chemistry and Physics, and 2) the opportunities to apply our fundamental science via the inherent presence of the TO2 institute Wageningen Research in the overall organization Wageningen University and Research (WUR).
Wageningen University has a growing number of students and is expanding its research scope to address contemporary challenges in times of global change. Multi-stakeholder problems in river deltas and metropolitan landscapes where WUR is active motivate to invest in civil engineering.
The university chooses to strengthen the focus area Fluid Mechanics, because profound expertise in this field is needed to cope with contemporary problems in deltas and metropoles including flood hazards, droughts, pollution and land scarcity. Fluid Mechanics is embedded in the Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group (HWM), where a VICI grant was awarded in 2018, and the Environmental Technology (ETE) group with two chairs on purification and recovery technologies and urban system engineering.
Good to know
- The sector resources remain structurally available after 6 years if they are spent on permanent appointments and other structural investments.
- The universities have the ambition to fill at least 50% of the new positions with female scientists.
- The universities explicitly opt for positions for young and talented researchers (about three-quarters of the positions requested)