Lecturer study programmes Forest and Nature Conservation and Biology

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5 augustus 2019
Locatie wageningen
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We are looking for

The Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group and the Resource Ecology Group are looking for a

Lecturer (0.8 fte)
You will be contributing to the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes Forest and Nature Conservation and Biology, by teaching courses on ecology, forest and wildlife management and conservation, and ecological methods and by organising thesis rings for BSc/MSc theses.

We ask

the following personal competences: high ambition, academic attitude, creativity, broad interdisciplinary interests in the fields of ecology, conservation and management, a communicative and collaborative personality, and a passion for supervising and education. In general, we expect the successful candidate to:

  • preferably hold a PhD in ecology, and a demonstrated affinity with at least one of the two fields of forest ecology and management or wildlife ecology and conservation;
  • have experience in ecological research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications;
  • have experience in teaching courses;
  • have experience in supervising students at MSc level during their thesis/internship projects
  • be an inspiring teacher with didactic skills and experience in international educational environments;
  • have excellent communicative and writing skills;
  • have excellent command of English and Dutch.

We offer

a stimulating and creative academic working environment. Training and coaching are provided.
We offer a temporary contract for 1 year, for 32 hours per week (0.8 fte), with good performance an extension of 3 years. Gross salary: from €  2.709,- to € 4.274,- (scale 10), based on full-time employment and depending on expertise and experience.

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.

More information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Frans Bongers (interim chairholder Forest Ecology and Forest Management, email:, phone: +31 317 486217 or Dr. Frank van Langevelde (interim chairholder Resource Ecology Group, email:, phone: +31 317 484750
Information about the working conditions can be obtained from Ms. Patty van Beek, HRM-advisor, email:; phone +31 317 486 18.

This vacancy is open up to and including 31st August 2019.

We are

Wageningen 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.

We are the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group and the Resource Ecology Group at Wageningen University & Research. The Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group aims to understand the structure and functioning of forest ecosystems and their responses to changing environmental, biotic and social conditions, and to apply this knowledge for the development of sustainable forest resource use systems. The Resource Ecology Group studies how humans influence wildlife by examining both direct mechanisms and mechanisms that are more indirect and that are part of larger-scale processes. The two groups educate and train a growing numbers of Bachelor, Master and PhD students to become knowledgeable, reflective, and creative scientists. We are embedded in the department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University, which provides fundamental research and academic education on our living environment.

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