Junior lecturer

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15 augustus 2019
Locatie Wageningen
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We are looking for

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and motivated lecturer, with a strong background in social theory and affinity to space, place, materialities and cultural geographies. We are seeking research and teaching interests that inform governance, planning and design in an urban and/or rural setting. The 1 fte position is permanent but with a mutual trial period of 1 year with the chair group of Cultural Geography (GEO) at Wageningen University & Research. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the GEO group. While this is a teaching position, a strong research profile, for example expressed via original peer-review publications and an innovative PhD-thesis, is desirable. Universal Teaching Qualification (BKO) is also desirable, but not a condition. Upon permanent recruitment a BKO will become a requirement. 

As a lecturer in our group, the successful candidate will contribute to a strongly internationally oriented teaching programme at Wageningen University. We ask:

  • Lecture in the Bachelor (BLP) and Masters (MLP) of GEO on topics such as planning, governance, spatial theory and design 
  • Supervise students´ group work in these Bachelor and Master’s programmes of GEO
  • Supervise and mark students’ individual papers and group work
  • Mark exams
  • Supervise students’ Master’s and Bachelor theses and internships

We ask

All candidates should fulfil at least the following requirements:

  • PhD in social sciences or the humanities (human or cultural geography, political science, policy and (global) governance studies, sociology, art and design). 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 space, place, materialities and cultural geographies
In addition, we are looking for: 
  • Expertise in the field(s) of governance studies, institutional analysis, discourse analysis, design, 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
A creative and enthusiastic personality to contribute to the social environment of both our groups

We offer

We offer you a challenging position of 1 fte (38 hours per week) for a period of 1 year, with potential extension, pending performance review.
Depending on your expertise and experience a salary from a minimum of € 2709,- (gross) to a maximum of € 4274,- (gross) based on a fulltime employment.

In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

If you have any questions about this position before submitting your application, please contact
For this position you can only apply on line, till 30 September 2019

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.

Please don't send your application directly to Edward H. Huijbens.

We are

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.

The Cultural Geography group (GEO) is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University. The department’s fundamental research and education concern our living environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management, and various competing claims on space. The GEO group is committed to social theory in all its spatial articulations. It aims to advance critical-constructive scholarship with special attention to questions of inequality, exclusion, mobility and plurality. It seeks to translate knowledge into practical action in four closely related fields of application: landscape, tourism, nature, health & care.

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