We are looking for
We are looking for an emerging scholar in the field of environmental sociology with a demonstrated interest in the role of informational infrastructures for achieving environmental outcomes. Your research will contribute to theoretical development and scientific debates around how such infrastructures can be understood and how demands for information and transparency have become central to the field of environmental improvement, and you will feed into the use and development of these infrastructures in the life science domains of Wageningen University. You may focus on any combination of information-based services, value chain technologies, mobile sensing related to climate, food, urban environments and/or mobility. You also have an established track record in developing and applying qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies in research aimed at the development of sociological theories of the environment.
You will develop supervise and carry out global-level, high-quality research in collaboration with your own international network, as well as with colleagues at the Environmental Policy Group and Wageningen University and Research. You will also be pro-active in acquiring funding from a mix of government, EU and private sources and publish regularly in leading international academic journals. Over the medium term, you will be supported to develop an individual research grant application to either the Dutch Innovational Research Incentives Scheme or the European Research Council.
You will contribute to a strongly internationally oriented teaching programme at Wageningen University. In the short term, you will be expected to adapt existing courses taught by the Environmental Policy Group in a number of interdisciplinary Masters programmes, including the Masters of Environmental Science, Masters of Urban Environmental Management and/or the Masters of Climate Science. Over the long term, opportunities will emerge to develop your own courses and contribute to the design and policy of MSc and BSc programmes at the University.
The successful candidate will proceed through the tenure track system at Wageningen University. You will therefore establish an internationally visible independent research line and identify where your research makes a societal impact. You will also motivate team members as a group leader and professor in your specific field.
We are looking for a strong team player. The Environmental Policy Group is divided into five thematic research areas. You will contribute to any of the five research themes of the environmental policy group; climate, urban, marine, food and sustainable mobility. Above all, you are a personable, social colleague willing to balance your personal interests with those of the group.