22/04/2021

Professor in Behaviour Change for Health and Sustainability

This job offer has expired


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Wageningen University & Research
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    27/05/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Wageningen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38.0

OFFER DESCRIPTION

We have an opening for an ambitious personal professor "behaviour change for health and sustainability" (tenure track) in the chair group Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles.

The professor will advance insights on behaviour change for health and sustainability. Contemporary challenges in personal, public and planetary health are inevitably rooted in human conduct. Improving our basic understanding of behaviour change processes may contribute to more effective solutions to promote health and sustainability. You are interested in developing insights into processes of individual behaviour change and translating these insights into innovative behaviour change interventions. These interventions can be novel in terms of the processes that they address or in modes of delivery. Examples of such interventions could be, but are not limited to, personalised feedback, behaviour change techniques, choice architecture interventions, mHealth, virtual and augmented reality, cognitive bias modification, reward or approach-avoidance training, habit formation.

You are expected to

  • Further develop and lead a research program in behaviour change for health and sustainability;
  • Initiate and contribute to acquisition activities in the field of behaviour change;
  • Lead research and supervise PhD students;
  • Teach and develop courses and supervise students at bachelor and master level of the specializations Consumer Studies, Health and Society and Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University;
  • Engage and connect with different types of academic and non-academic audiences to set up new collaborations and consortia and to pursue societal impact of the research
  • Support the chair holder in senior strategic issues in consolidating the group;

Engage, connect and collaborate with colleagues in the Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles group, as well as with colleagues in other parts of Wageningen University and Research (WUR).

More Information

Benefits

You will be working for an inspiring international organization with a large number of interdisciplinary projects all over the world. The scientific quality of Wageningen University is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indices.

We offer you a position as personal professor within the Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles group. As personal professor you will have an employment contract for an indefinite period and are appointed as professor for five years. After five years you will be evaluated.

We offer a competitive gross salary, dependent on experience, from a minimum of €5.749 ,- to a maximum of € 8.371,- for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a number of additional benefits, such as an end-of-year extra month's salary, a holiday allowance and a pension plan with the Dutch pension fund for government and education. International candidates moving to the Netherlands may benefit from special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax. For more information take a look on https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Moving-to-the-Netherlands.htm

Coming from abroad
We are a globally leading university in the life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen therefore has a large international community and a lot to offer international employees. The university's highly qualified team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family. A specialized staffing agency will help your partner to find a job. Furthermore, we can assist you in finding schools for your children and housing in the region or elsewhere in the Netherlands. The International Community page (https://www.wur.nl/en/International-students-and-staff.htm) contains practical information about what we do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen.

Selection process

More information about the profile and the chair group is available from the chair, Prof. dr. Emely de Vet.

For questions about the procedure Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, E-mail: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl can be approached

Application
Please upload your complete application via the apply now buton on our website. Three documents should be uploaded:

  • A motivation letter
  • Statement including research and education vision for the field of behaviour change (max 3 A4 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae including a list of publications

The closing date for the vacancy is 26 May 2021.

At the beginning of June, the selection committee will invite selected candidates for a first interview. This first interview will take place on 7 June 2021. On the basis of their findings, a limited number of candidates will be invited for a second round of discussions, including a lecture for the CHL group. This will take place on 22/23 June 2021. Finally, the preferred candidate will be evaluated 30 September 2021 by the central Appointment Advisory Committee. They will advise the rector about the nomination.

Equal opportunities
WUR employs many people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who encourage and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organization and be offered equal career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. To learn more please visit our inclusivity webpage

Additional comments

More information about the profile and the chair group is available from the chair, Prof. dr. Emely de Vet.

For questions about the procedure Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, E-mail: edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl can be approached

Application
Please upload your complete application via the apply now buton on our website. Three documents should be uploaded:

  • A motivation letter
  • Statement including research and education vision for the field of behaviour change (max 3 A4 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae including a list of publications

The closing date for the vacancy is 26 May 2021.

At the beginning of June, the selection committee will invite selected candidates for a first interview. This first interview will take place on 7 June 2021. On the basis of their findings, a limited number of candidates will be invited for a second round of discussions, including a lecture for the CHL group. This will take place on 22/23 June 2021. Finally, the preferred candidate will be evaluated 30 September 2021 by the central Appointment Advisory Committee. They will advise the rector about the nomination.

Equal opportunities
WUR employs many people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who encourage and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organization and be offered equal career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. To learn more please visit our inclusivity webpage

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • A completed PhD in (Health, Social, Cognitive, Environmental) Psychology, Health Education, Health Promotion, Behavioural Epidemiology, Public Health Nutrition, or a related discipline;
  • An inspiring vision on education and research on behaviour change for health and sustainability;
  • An excellent publication track record on behaviour change, with publications in leading journals in the field;
  • Outstanding track record in acquisition and research funding strategies, as shown by awarded (personal) scholarships or grants;
  • Experienced in quantitative research in experimental or field (intervention) studies (e.g., RCTs, EMA studies, or other complex or multilevel data including big data);
  • Demonstrable experience with (theory-based) methods and strategies for behaviour change, and with the development, evaluation and implementation of behaviour change interventions;
  • Ability to build a research group in the area of behaviour change;
  • An excellent national and international network in and outside academia in the field;
  • Experience with inter- and transdisciplinary approaches in the typical Wageningen Research domains (food, health and the living environment);
  • Excellent didactic skills and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students;
  • Experience with academic teaching and student supervision at BSc, MSc and preferably also PhD level;
  • A basic teaching certificate;
  • Good communication and collaboration skills, especially in collaborations with people with different disciplinary and professional backgrounds;
  • A team playing mentality.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Wageningen University & Research
Netherlands
Wageningen
6708 PB
Droevendaalsesteeg

EURAXESS offer ID: 632158
Posting organisation offer ID: 299926

Disclaimer:

The responsibility for the jobs published on this website, including the job description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.

 

Please contact support@euraxess.org if you wish to download all jobs in XML.