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Full Professor in Water Systems and Global Change, Wageningen University
We are looking for
The full professor (1.0 / 0.8 fte) is responsible for the scientific development of interdisciplinary research and education in the field of Water Systems and Global Change (WGC). Within the WGC group there are currently three different natural sciences based research lines that aim at identifying, quantifying and assessing:
dynamic feedbacks and interactions between water and global change, modelled and observed at different spatial and temporal scales;
impacts, vulnerabilities and risks of global change on water, agricultural and energy sectors;
opportunities to reduce  impacts of global change by different adaptation and mitigation strategies for water and agriculture.
We ask
The candidate holds a PhD degree, is a dynamic person, an internationally recognised scientist in this field and an inspiring team leader. S/he has excellent academic and practical experience in the field as shown in an internationally strong publication record, good international networks and an active involvement in societal debates.
S/he has the ability to develop in-depth new research lines in close collaboration with the team. S/he has extensive international project/research experience and a proven record in raising research/project funding.
The candidate has a connective management style. S/he has an inspiring long term vision on the development of the scientific WGC field and a clear view on its scientific and societal impact. Applicants are expected to have a passion for teaching at all academic levels and the ability to inspire students of diverse cultural backgrounds.
We offer
We offer a full-time permanent position as full professor, participating in an enthusiastic, diverse and creative scientific team. Gross monthly salary dependent on expertise and experience of up to € 7285.- for full time employment. We offer flexible working conditions to support a good work – life balance of our employees.
Wageningen University strives for more diversity in her staff. Therefore we especially invite female candidates and candidates from abroad to apply.
Informal inquiries should be addressed to the chair of the Selection Committee,
Prof.dr. Huub Rijnaarts at Huub.Rijnaarts@wur.nl or telephone: +31 317 480743.
Applications should include (a) a motivational letter, (b) a 1000-word statement of research and education interests and intended direction, (c) curriculum vitae, (d) list of publications and (e) name, affiliation, telephone number and email of three referees. Please send your application to Mr Johan Feenstra, e-mail: Johan.Feenstra@wur.nl , or send it to PO Box 47, 6700AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
The closing date for applications is 31 October 2015. Job interviews will be held on Tuesday 1 December 2015. Selected candidates will be required to present a public trial lecture on Friday 22 January 2015. This lecture should show (1) the candidates’ excellence in teaching and (2) their vision on intended research and education and its realization, considering the group’s expertise.
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