Assistant Professor Geo-Information Science

Published on
July 4, 2019
Location Wageningen
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We are looking for

You are an enthusiastic scientist willing to impact Geo-Information Science and its interface to complex visualization and data mining. You have experience in crowdsourcing technologies, visualization/augmented reality, localization, deep learning and/or spatio-temporal modeling of multiple heterogeneous geospatial data sources. You are a teammate willing to perform original research, and align it with the thematic domains of the GRS group: from urban computing and digital humanities to nature conservation and land use characterisation.
You will be asked to contribute to the education activities and the group’s research excellence. This includes participating to the existing education portfolio of the group, as well as developing new courses toward new technology-based GIScience. You will lead creative and groundbreaking scientific research, strengthening and complementing the already ongoing themes in the group.

We ask

You are required to hold a PhD in Geo-information Science, Computer Science or related fields and an excellent academic record (international research, passion for teaching, research funding acquisition) in line with the expected profile for a Tenure Track at Wageningen University. You should show leadership in developing a vision related to ground breaking research concepts and new concepts of education and be an inspiring ambassador of your theme towards partners both within and outside academia, nationally and internationally.

We offer

We offer a full time position for an Assistant professor (UD). Evaluation on job performance is every 3 years, and a positive outcome will lead to a permanent position after 7  years. Your salary will depend on knowledge and experience. Gross salary per month is from  € 3637,- to € 4978,- based on full time employment.
You will enter a career trajectory called Tenure Track, with a phenomenal environment for you to grow, excel and work within the department to make a difference in our field. Successful evaluation will allow growing towards a Professor holding a Personal Chair. This includes the chance to define your own research line and research group. We offer training and coaching, as well as opportunities to work part-time.

More information

Please contact Prof.dr. Devis Tuia (, chair holder Geo-information Science, for more information. For inquiries about the terms of employment, please contact Patty van Beek, HRM-advisor (

Motivated about joining us? Apply before 30 September 2019.

Please do not send your application directly to Professor Tuia or Ms. van Beek.

Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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We are

We are the laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing (GRS) of Wageningen University. Our fundamental research and education concerns our living environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management, and various claims on space.
We strive to advance spatial competences for a sustainable world. In Wageningen, we are active in several BSc programmes and in the MSc program in Geo-Information. Nationally, we collaborate in the joint MSc in Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA). We lead fundamental and applied research towards Science for Impact. Our research agenda is represented in five themes:

  1. Sensing and measuring,
  2. Modelling and visualization,
  3. Integrated land monitoring,
  4. Human-space interactions, and
  5. Empowering agro-environmental communities.
The laboratory is very international in terms of staff and student composition.

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