Assessment procedures

Assessment procedures

Assessments are carried out by a BAC (Broad Assessment Committee).

For every career step up and including Associate Professor 1 (with ius promovendi) and before obtaining a permanent position, candidates are judged by the quality of their education, research, acquisition, management, their personal file and their competences such as teamwork.

The BAC advises the General Director of the Sciences Group on promotion (and/or permanent position); the General Director takes the final decision.The BAC advises the General Director of the Sciences Group on promotion (and/or permanent position); the General Director takes the final decision.

Assessment procedure Personal Professor

The assessment for Personal Professor will be treated by the extended BAC Personal Chair. This is one central, university wide, BAC and organised twice a year. This BAC sends its advice to the Rector Magnificus; the Executive Board Wageningen University decides. The candidate will be appointed as a Personal Professor for a period of 5 years. After 5 years the Personal Professor will be evaluated by a small committee.

Coming back from a PostDoc in the United States, the Wageningen tenure track was the perfect path to continue developing my career. The combination of freedom and autonomy for me personally, while embedding the research of my group in collaborations within WUR, has really worked out well.
Wouter Peters - Personal Chair Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric Composition (Environmental Sciences Group)