the Landscape Architecture Group at Wageningen University and focus on addressing present and future challenges through design. Many of the so-called ‘grand challenges’ are embedded in landscapes across the world. They include, for example, climate change, the human perception of landscapes sustainable water management, urbanisation and energy transition, and call for comprehensive and innovative design solutions.
Our specific competence is to deal with the various scale levels of complex and dynamic landscape systems and to propose inspiring and meaningful solutions. We consider it essential to base design solutions on a thorough understanding of the nature of the challenges, a practice commonly referred to as evidence-based design. Accordingly, we educate and train our Bachelor, Master and PhD students to become thoughtful, responsive and creative landscape architects. The Landscape Architecture Group, similar to the entire University, is international in terms of staff culture and student body.
We are embedded in the department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University. The department provides fundamental research and academic education on our living environment: nature, landscape, water and oceans, as well as on 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 Centre.
We are looking for
a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture. The new Lecturer will be contributing both to the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes Landscape Architecture and Planning, foremost by teaching design studios and supervising BSc/MSc theses. S(he) is expected to become a new team member to contribute, improve and innovate the educational quality in a number of sequential design studios. All studios are academic design courses in nature and focus on real-world challenges in close relation with commissioners from outside the University. The new team member will have to develop and foster excellent relationships with governmental bodies as well as with the (Dutch) design practice in order to maintain a studio culture that is being developed in many landscape architecture offices.
the Lecturer to have the following personal competences: ambition, academic attitude, creativity, broad interdisciplinary interests, a communicative and collaborative personality, and a passion for supervising and education.
In general, we expect the successful candidate to:
- have a academic degree in Landscape Architecture (minimum MSc or equivalent) from a life sciences University
- have substantial experience in landscape architecture design practice
- close relations with (Dutch) landscape architecture practice
- be an inspiring teacher with strong didactic skills and proven experience in educational environments
- actively participate in (inter)national academic, professional, and societal networks
- have excellent communicative and writing skills
- be willing to contribute to general tasks and activities of the chair group
- have excellent command of Dutch and English
- have a specific topic of expertise that is complementary to the current staff members of the Landscape Architecture Group
a stimulating and creative academic working environment with good relations to Landscape Architecture practice in the Netherlands and abroad. Training and coaching are provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated.
We offer a temporary contract for 1 year with the possibility of an extension of 2 years, for 19 hours per week (0,5 fte). Gross salary: from € 3324,- to € 4551,- (scale 11), based on full-time employment and depending on expertise and experience.
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Adri van den Brink, Chair of Landscape Architecture, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +31 317 482 784.
Information about the working conditions can be obtained from Ms. Patty van Beek, HRM-advisor, email: email@example.com; phone +31 317 486 183.
You can apply for this job before the 24th of April 2015 at http://goo.gl/E8eeK2
Please don’t send your application directly to prof.dr.ir. A. van den Brink
Website chair group: www.wur.nl/lar