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Vacancy Post-doc Governance and Practices of Circular Food Systems

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December 24, 2019
A Comparative Perspective. Multi-level policy configurations, from local to international, shape experiences and practices of actors involved in local circular food system initiatives. The question is how? (Project 5)

We have a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher for the project 5, 'Governance and Practices of Circular Food Systems: A Comparative Perspective. Multi-level policy configurations, from local to international, shape experiences and practices of actors involved in local circular food system initiatives. The question is how?'

This project takes a multi-level policy approach to understand the relationship between different policy configurations and the social practices of producers and consumers. An international comparative approach will be used to compare urban(ising) contexts around the world.

The results from this project will contribute to an understanding of divergent and shared governing contexts, challenges and experiences for accelerating transitions towards circular food systems.

  • PhD in Public Administration, Political Science, Environmental Policy or Sociology
  • Position for 3 years

Application

Please upload your application online at www.jobsat.wur.nl before January 20, 2020.

For more information please contact Dr Jeroen Candel or Dr Mary Greene.

MORE DETAILS on project 5:

1. Academic Transfer

2. WUR: we are looking for


We are looking for

A talented and ambitious post-doc researcher who will become part of a larger social science research program on circular food systems, see the full details here. In this specific project, we focus on the governance and practices of circular food systems in comparative perspective. Multi-level policy configurations, from local to international, shape experiences and practices of actors involved in local circular food system initiatives. The question is how? This project takes a multi-level policy approach to understand the relationship between different policy configurations and the social practices of producers and consumers. An international comparative approach will be used to compare urban(ising) contexts around the world. The results from this project will contribute to an understanding of divergent and shared governing contexts, challenges and experiences for accelerating transitions towards circular food systems. You will be responsible for theorizing and doing research on these themes, with a considerable degree of liberty to develop your own line of research.

We ask for a candidate who:

  • has a PhD in the field of Public Administration, Political Sciences, Environmental Governance, or another relevant field;
  • has excellent understanding of public policy and, preferably, social practice theories;
  • has affinity with food and agricultural policy;
  • is able to perform tasks independently, has good organization skills, and has affinity with working in inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural consortia;
  • is fluent in English

We offer

A challenging position with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of € 2.709,- to a maximum of € 4.274,- for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 10). In addition, an appointment of 0.8 or 1.0 FTE is negotiable.

In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • use the sports facilities on campus.

Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.

We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.