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Open call for PhD positions in the field of environmental sociology and political science

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9 oktober 2018
We are looking for a motivated and independent PhD candidate to work with the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University on any of the five thematic research areas of food governance, marine governance, urban transformations, climate futures and environmental mobilities (see www.enp.wur.nl for details).

Requirements  

Your successful selection to this position is based on your academic track record (see below), the theoretical and methodological quality of your ideas, your ability to communicate (both written and verbally) your two-page research proposal, and how aligned the proposal is to the ongoing research of the Environmental Policy Group.
You will also meet the entry requirements of the WUR PhD programme:
We would like you to be available to take this position up in late 2018.

Academic track record
The assessment of grades follows the Dutch Scientific Organisation's criteria.
Candidates following or having concluded their academic education in The Netherlands: The overall weighted average grade of the completed bachelor study is at least the Dutch grade 7,5 and the overall weighted average grade of the completed first year of the master study is at least the Dutch grade 8,0.

Candidates following or having concluded their academic education outside of The Netherlands: The candidate's grades must be converted to a grade according to the United States Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4 point scale. The overall weighted average GPA of the completed bachelor study is at least 3.37 and the overall weighted average GPA of the completed first year of the master study (see also footnote 2) is at least 3.95.  

Conditions of employment  

The candidate will be employed by the Wageningen University for the duration of the study. In principle this is a 48 month PhD position.
We offer you a temporary contract for 18 months which will be extended with 30 months after a positive evaluation. Salary will increase from € 2266 gross per month in the first year up to € 2897 in the last year, based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week). In addition, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.  

Employer  

Wageningen University & Research

The Environmental Policy Group in Department of Social Sciences at Wageningen University has an internationally recognised reputation in the area of environmental social science and policy research and education. Our 14 tenured staff, 10 Postdocs and over 35 PhD students focus on the social and political science of environmental transformations. The research of the group has a strong international orientation, being conducted at both the global level as well as in number of countries across Europe, Africa and Asia. The staff profile of the group is also international, with more than 12 nationalities employed. For further details see www.wageningenur.nl/enp
Wageningen University and Research aims to deliver substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. Could you be one of these people?                       

Additional information  

Please submit your application no later than November 4, 2018 via our online application form: https://www.connexys.nl/wageningenursite/page.html?p_sfw_id=309&adv_adv_id=58024&adv_pub_id=81&adv_taal=2&p_taal=2

(Note that sending your application to the contact person will not result in your application being processed.)

Your application will include:

  1. Cover letter motivating why you want to do a PhD at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University
  2. Two page research proposal
  3. CV with certified copy of your academic transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to present their proposal (in 10 minutes) to a panel of three staff members from the Environmental Policy Group.

Would you like to know more about this vacancy? We will be more than happy to provide you with further information. Please contact: dr. Aarti Gupta