Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor on Freshwater Ecology

Applications are ongoing for a Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor position on Freshwater Ecology (AEW) at Wageningen University & Research.

Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management group, which is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University & Research, is keen to hire an Assistant (or Associate) Professor. The group seeks to generate new insights that can help restore freshwater and saltwater ecosystems to support ecosystem services and biodiversity and train a new generation of professionals.

The complex interaction between physical, chemical, and biological processes is central to our system-oriented research and education. The research is multidisciplinary (chemical, biological, mathematical) and ranges from laboratory research (detailed process studies) to model studies to field studies, covering a range of spatial and temporal scales. The group’s multidisciplinary expertise comes together in the development of integrated models for water quality and ecosystem management related to climate change and other anthropogenic pressures.

As Assistant (or Associate) Professor they are expected to establish an internationally leading research team on Aquatic Ecology, integrating modelling-, laboratory, and field-based methodological approaches. Their scientific work will help people understand the eminence of the ecosystem (in)stability, and support policymakers in making decisions to appropriately conserve biodiversity and ecosystem functions in the face of global change.

Duration: 7 years


  • a competitive gross salary of between € 3974 and € 6181  for a full-time;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation/holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
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Job Requirements

The Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor on Freshwater Ecology seeks applicants who:

  • PhD in the field of aquatic ecology related to or within the group’s research
  • strong track record in freshwater ecology research, evidenced by publications in scientific journals.
  • a clear research and educational vision on aquatic ecology from a systems analytical perspective
  • a proven track record of national and international funding acquisition,
  • a strong network in the Netherlands and Europe, in academia, government and industry,
  • a proactive approach, entrepreneurial skills
  • someone with an ambition for ground-breaking research
  • someone who can develop (project)leadership.
  • an interest in AEW’s complementary pollution oriented research 
  • talent for and affinity with education
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English PhD in the field of eHealth, diabetes care, health sciences or adjacent fields.
  • working experience in health(care) and/or participatory intervention development processes, preferably related to diabetes and/or technology.
  • experience in performing both qualitative and quantitative research.
  • shown ability and passion to work in a multidisciplinary team and translate complicated research into understandable communication towards patients.
  • a keen curiosity about innovating healthcare through the use of technology.
  • demonstrated ability to publish in relevant and high-quality scientific journals.
  • excellent communication skills, in both English and Dutch.
  • a team-work mentality.
  • conceptual/analytical ability, social awareness, good presentation skills and results orientation.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to send their application via the apply button below and include the following:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A full Curriculum Vitae.
  • The names and contact details of two references.

To apply for Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor on Freshwater Ecologyclick here.

Deadline: April 10, 2023.

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