Lecturer in plant ecology and nature conservation (1 fte)

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6 augustus 2019
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We are looking for

The Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation group is looking for
Lecturer in plant ecology and nature conservation (1 fte)
As lecturer you will teach plant ecology and nature conservation at both BSc and MSc level, with a focus
on Dutch plant and animal species, habitats and ecosystems. Teaching duties are diverse, from coordinating and leading courses, to teaching course elements, organising and conducting (field)practicals, developing and taking exams and supervising BSc and MSc theses. Additionally you will supervise research by MSc and PhD students and maintain contacts with stakeholders in a Living Lab in Zuid Limburg. As a lecturer you like taking initiatives, in a collaborative environment. You are fluent in Dutch and English.

We ask

You have a PhD degree in ecology, conservation biology, nature conservation, biology or similar, with extensive knowledge, including field expertise, of Dutch habitats and ecosystems. You are a team player, experienced in working in collaborative groups, have excellent organizational and communication skills. You are comfortable with collaborating with stakeholder groups from a variety of backgrounds. You like teaching and contacts with students from different backgrounds. You are willing to learn new teaching methods and skills.

We offer

We offer  challenging position of 1 fte with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of € 2.709 to a maximum of € 4.274 for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 10). The position is initially for four years but offers possibilities for extension and further academic development based upon performance.

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

For more information about this function, please contact Prof.dr. D. Kleijn; Telephone number +31 (0)317485807; E-mail address 

This vacancy is open up and including 15th September 2019.

We are

Wageningen University & ResearcWageningen University & Research
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 Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation (PEN) group studies and teaches the processes and underlying mechanisms that link biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and service delivery and applies these insights to design effective conservation and management strategies for resilient ecosystems.
PEN is embedded in the department of Environmental Sciences (ESG) of Wageningen University. ESG provides fundamental research and academic education on our living environment: biodiverse systems, water, sustainable land management, green cities.

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