In a challenging career trajectory you are, as Associate or Assistant Professor in the field of Global Nutrition for Heath in tenure track, responsible for the organization, implementation and coordination of new research activities in the field of public health nutrition, maternal and childhood nutrition, or associated fields relevant for nutrition and health especially in Low and Middle Income Countries, as well as building up/expanding a leading international position. We are especially interested in candidates who can support both ecological as well as physiological oriented research themes.

In this position you will also be motivating and teaching BSc, MSc and PhD students and develop new courses. Training and coaching is provided for the Assistant/Associate Professor to accomplish this.

Information Tenure Track Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen University offers talented young scientists a challenging new career trajectory, the Tenure track. By introducing this trajectory, our aim, is to attract top talent and to stimulate excellence.

From the position of Assistant or Associate Professor, candidates can grow into a Professor holding a personal chair in a maximum period of six to twelve years depending on the starting position. In addition, they will be given the chance to build up their own research line. It goes without saying that candidates will be intensively supervised and coached during the trajectory in a tailor made fashion. Moreover, this transparent career path can lead to a permanent employment contract.

As we will be selecting only candidates of high potential to take part in the Tenure Track trajectory, for all participating candidates, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within Wageningen University & Research or elsewhere.

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We ask

As Associate or Assistant Professor you are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist and a team player, devoted to research and education aspects of global nutrition and health, preferably public health and or maternal and child nutrition.

You also have:

  •  a successfully completed academic study (MSc level; recognized in The Netherlands) in human nutrition, health sciences or equivalent;
  • a PhD in public health nutrition, epidemiology, nutritional physiology or equivalent;
  • knowledge and expertise in doing research in low and middle-income countries, on maternal and child nutrition related fields and impact evaluations;
  • ample experience, i.e. more than five year, with management of complex or integrated projects, and experience with projects in Asia and Africa is an advantage;
  • proven acquisition of research funding;
  • having a network in the interdisciplinary (international) research and development world is an advantage;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • didactic qualities and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.

We offer

We offer you as talented scientist a challenging career trajectory called Tenure Track. From the position of Assistant or Associate Professor you can grow into a Professor holding a Personal Chair. Training and coaching are provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated. You will also be given the chance to build up your own research line. As we will only be selecting outstanding candidates to take part in Tenure Track, this will be a good stepping stone to a further career within Wageningen University & Research or elsewhere.
We offer a temporary contract with the possibility of extension, for 38 hours per week. Gross salary: from   € 3545,- to € 5978,- (Scale 11 to Scale 13), based on a full time employment and dependent on expertise and experience.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact prof. Edith Feskens, chair and professor Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse, telephone number +31 317482567. For more information about the selection procedure, please contact Rob van Meegen, HR-advisor, telephone number +31 317485466.

You can apply online at: until 20 december 2018.

Expiry date: Thursday, 20 December, 2018
City: Wageningen
Countries: Netherlands
Institution: Wageningen University & Research