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Two Assistant Professors in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (Tenure Track)

Wageningen University

Location: Wageningen - Netherlands
Salary: €3,637 to €4,978
£3,067.81 to £4,198.94 converted salary* per month
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th February 2020
Closes: 28th February 2020

We are looking for

Are you a dedicated emerging scholar in the field of wildlife ecology and conservation? Do you have a PhD in ecology or a related field? Do you have a demonstrated interest in the consequences of changes in land use or climate on populations, communities or ecosystems? Or do you apply new technologies to study how these or other drivers affect the distribution and densities of wildlife species, in part to design and test conservation solutions? If the above questions appeal to you and you think you would be a good fit in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Group (formerly the Resource Ecology Group) at Wageningen University, then we invite you to apply for a tenure track position to join us.

We ask

  • Hold a PhD degree in ecology or a related field;
  • Are experienced in acquiring funding and leading internationally oriented research projects;
  • Are experienced in delivering high quality education, including supervising BSc and MSc students;
  • Have excellent research qualities, as shown by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of renowned conferences;
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity and are committed to an inclusive working environment;

We offer

The tenure track at WUR is an excellent academic environment for you to work and develop within the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Group to make a difference in our scientific field. Successful evaluation can culminate in the position of Professor holding a Personal Chair. You will have the chance to define your own research line. We offer training and coaching, as well as opportunities to work part-time (0.8 FTE).

In addition to regular performance and development assessments, evaluations regarding tenure track progression will occur every 3 to 4 years. Positive tenure track evaluations will lead to promotions and a permanent position after 7 years. A competitive salary, dependent on experience, will range from a minimum of € 3.637, to a maximum of € 4.978,- (assistant professor position) for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (scale 11).

In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • 3% structural year-end bonus;
  • 232 vacation hours (with options to purchase extra) and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • The possibility to work 2 hours extra per week (i.e., a 40 hour work week) and thereby to build up extra leave;
  • A lively workplace on the Wageningen Campus, where you can easily make contacts and where diverse activities (related to education, research, business, and more) take place.
  • Use on-campus sports facilities.

More information

For more information about this function, please contact Prof. Frank van Langevelde (email:, phone: +31 317 484750) or Dr. Ignas Heitkönig (email:, phone: +31 317 484041).

Address your application to the chair of the Search Committee for this position, Prof. Frank van Langevelde. Your application must include (1) a cover letter summarizing your motivation to apply, (2) your CV, (3) a one A4 research vision that also describes your fit in the group, and (4) a one A4 teaching vision that also describes potential contribution to the courses of the group.

This vacancy is open until 28 February 2020 and applications need to be uploaded via the 'apply' button on this page. The first job interviews are expected to take place on 7 and 8 April 2020.

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