Two Lecturers

Published on
October 11, 2018
Location Wageningen
Scientific field Behavior and Society
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We are looking for

We are:
We are looking for two enthusiastic, motivated lecturers, with a strong background in and affinity with social and political theory for forest and nature conservation research and/or landscape and tourism studies, both for a temporary position of 0,8 fte with the chair groups of Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (FNP) (for two years) and Cultural Geography (GEO) (for one year) at Wageningen University & Research.
You will contribute to teaching in both groups, but candidates with profiles that express a clear affinity with one of the two groups are seriously considered as well. While these are teaching positions, a strong research profile, for example expressed via original peer-review publications and an innovative PhD-thesis, is desirable.
As a lecturer in our groups you will contribute to a strongly internationally oriented teaching programme at Wageningen University. We ask you to:

  • Lecture in the Bachelor and Masters programs of FNP and GEO on topics such as  environmental governance and social and political theory. 
  • Supervise students´ group work in the Bachelor and Masters programs of FNP and GEO.
  • Supervise and mark students’ individual papers and group work.
  • Mark exams.
  • Supervise students’ Master and Bachelor theses and internships.

We ask

All candidates should fulfil at least the following requirements:

  • PhD in social sciences (human or cultural geography, political science, policy and (global) governance studies, sociology). Candidates who are close to completing their PhD thesis will also be considered.
  • Experience in supervision of BSc and MSc thesis projects.
  • Experience in education at BSc and MSc level.
  • State-of-the-art knowledge of social science concepts and theories relevant in the field of forest and nature conservation and/or landscape and tourism studies.

In addition, we are looking for:

Expertise in the field(s) of governance studies, institutional analysis, discourse analysis, tourism studies, forest and nature policy, cultural geography, planning, science and technology studies, or related fields.

  • Experience with qualitative methodologies and/or mixed methods approaches.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment and with students who have a natural science background.
  • Appreciation of a small-scale teaching environment.
  • An enthusiastic personality to contribute to the social environment of both our groups.

We offer

We offer:
We offer you an 0.8 fte (30.4 hours per week) temporary position for a period of 1 year. Gross salary per month max. € 4852,- based on a fulltime position (38 hours). Salary depends on relevant experience and knowledge.

More information

If you have any questions about this position before submitting your application, please contact or

The deadline for application is until 4 November 2018.

For this position you can only apply on line

Please don't send your application directly to Esther Turnhout or Rene van der Duim.

We are

The department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University provides fundamental research and academic education on our living environment: nature, landscape, land usage, adaptation to climate change, water and ocean management, and the various competing claims on space. This also includes biodiversity and the sustainability of management and production. Wageningen University is part of the Wageningen University and Research concern.

The Forest and Nature Conservation Policy chairgroup focuses on the political, social and cultural dimensions of forests, nature and landscapes in teaching and research activities.
The Cultural Geography chair group is committed to social theory in all its spatial articulations. In particular, the work of the group is focused on mobility (including tourism, leisure and migration studies), the cultural politics of landscape(including questions of place, community, and heritage) and biopolitics.