Lecturer / education coordinator Environmental Policy Group

Gepubliceerd op
7 mei 2018
Locatie Wageningen
Expertisegebied Behavior and Society
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We are looking for

We are looking for a lecturer (holding an MSc or PhD in sociology, social geography, political sciences, or environmental social sciences), aspiring to build a career in university education. To take up this position you must have a passion for structuring and delivering student focused education both individually and in a team environment. You should also have proven didactic and coordination skills, as well as an ability to develop and put into action the wider educational vision of the Environmental Policy Group.
The Environmental Policy Group offers 24 courses in Bachelor and Master programmes concerning Environment, Climate, Food, Marine, Metropolitan and Tourism studies at Wageningen University and contributes to many other courses in even a wider range of fields. ENP aspires to be a front-runner in on-line teaching methods (MOOCs) and innovative student projects (4TU Student Challenge, International Environmental Consultancy, Master’s courses at the AMS–institute).
As a lecturer in our group you will contribute to a strongly internationally oriented teaching programme at Wageningen University. We ask you to:

  • Contribute to courses in the Bachelor and Masters of Environmental Sciences and MSc. Urban Environmental Management.
  • Supervise groups of students in courses, consultancy projects, thesis rings.
  • Communicate our educational program to students within and outside Wageningen University
  • Organise ENP teaching staff meetings, peer review sessions, student colloquia
  • Assist in building and sharing digital learning environments for ENP courses (Blackboard, Feedback Fruits, Question Mark, etc.) and on-line teaching (MOOCs)
  • Administer educational activities such as student registrations for courses, internships and theses, grades, and finances.
You will also be a strong team player. The Environmental Policy Group is divided into five thematic research areas. You will collaborate with colleagues and thesis students focusing on food governance, urban transformations, climate futures and environmental mobilities. Above all, you are a social colleague willing to balance your personal interests with those of the group.

We ask

  • An MSc or PhD in the area of sociology, social geography, political sciences, or environmental social sciences;
  • Affinity with and experience in research on environmental sustainability;
  • A passion for education on the social science of the environment, and demonstrated enthusiasm for lecturing international students;
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and execute multiple (educational) tasks;
  • Excellent communication skills, both with students and academic staff;
  • Fluent in English.
  • Demonstrated interest or ability to work in an interdisciplinary research environment.
  • A strong team player willing to contribute to the wider interests of the group.

We offer

We offer a creative and inspiring working environment, with opportunities for self-development in the many aspects of environmental policy teaching. Initially, the employment is temporary for a period of two years, starting with a one year contract.
This is a part time position (0.8 fte), lecturer scale 4 or 3 (Hayscale) depending on quality and experience.  The gross salary ranges from € 2.588,- to € 4.084,-  based on full time, i.e. 38 hours/week - Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities. We offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.


More information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr Bas van Vliet, telephone number: +31 (0)317 482473; e-mail address:

Interested? We are looking forward to receiving your letter of motivation and your CV online via our online application button before May 31, 2018. 

We are

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, 9 Postdocs and over 35 PhD students focus on the social and political science of environmental transformations. Our research is divided into five research innovation platforms: marine governance, sustainable food transformations, governing climate futures, sustainable urban infrastructures and governing environmental mobilities. 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, Latin America and Asia. The staff profile of the group is also international, with more than 12 nationalities employed. For further details see

Wageningen University and Research aims to delivers 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? We give you the space you need.