14/10/2021

Professor and Chair of the Remote Sensing Chair Group

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Wageningen University & Research
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    23/11/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Wageningen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38.0

OFFER DESCRIPTION

A full professor (0.8 - 1.0 fte) to chair the Remote Sensing Chair Group as part of the laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing of Wageningen University, a leading university in food, health and environment worldwide.

The Chair Group leads research and education in Remote Sensing within the (agro-)environmental domain. It drives excellent and internationally recognized fundamental research inspired by evolving remote sensing technologies and innovations in data science. The research focuses on five themes: sensing and measuring, modelling and visualization, integrated land monitoring, human-space interactions and empowering (agro-)environmental communities. Regarding these themes the Chair Group collaborates in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary settings.

As Chair of the Remote Sensing Chair Group, you will strengthen and innovate the research interest and educational activities, and manage the Chair Group's internal processes with an effective and constructive attitude. You will ensure the Chair Group continues to grow into an encouraging working environment for a diverse group of junior and established academics. Strengthening the acquisition of external funding for research and attracting PhD candidates are key elements of your responsibility. You will continue to strengthen the profile of the Chair Group in national and international networks, and enhance the groups successes in generating impact both within and outside academia.

Currently the Chair Group consists of 6 scientific staff, 9 postdocs, 2 lecturers and 21 PhD candidates. Together with the Geo-Information Science Chair Group, the Remote Sensing Chair Group forms the laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing. The mission of the laboratory is to improve spatial competences for a sustainable world. The laboratory is co-led by two chair holders, in (1) Geo-Information Science and (2) Remote Sensing (this vacancy). They take advantage of the synergy between both fields and operate as one group.

The laboratory is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University. The department provides research and academic education on our living environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management, and the various competing claims on space.

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Benefits

You will be working for an inspiring international organisation 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 indexes. In agriculture we rank as the #1 university for quite some years and we also rank among the absolute top in ecology and environmental sciences.

We offer you a position as full professor and chair. Besides 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 a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax for 5 years. Have a look on https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Moving-to-the-Netherlands.htm. Working hours are flexible and can be arranged to allow for a good work-life balance.

Selection process

Further information can be obtained from Professor Dr Dick de Ridder (Chair of the Appointment Advisory Committee, dick.deridder@wur.nl, +31317484074) or Dr Claudius van de Vijver (Executive secretary of the Appointment Advisory Committee: claudius.vandevijver@wur.nl, +31317485116).

Application
You are invited to address your application to Dr Claudius van de Vijver and upload it via our website.

The application should include:

  • An application letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A separate list of publications
  • Your vision on research and education in the domain of the chair (max 2 pages)

The closing date for applications is 22 November 2021. Selected candidates for this position will be invited for an interview to be held on the 14'th of January 2022. The Committee will thereafter invite short-listed candidates for a second interview and a trial lecture to be held on the 31'st of January 2022.

The policy of Wageningen University and Research is to increase the number of female professors. Therefore, all female candidates who qualify and fit the profile will be invited for an interview.

Coming from abroadWe are the leading university and research centre for 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 to international employees.

Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, your family. A specialized staffing agency will help your partner to find a job and furthermore, we can assist in finding schools for your children and finding accommodation.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. The following webpage contains (practical) information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen (https://www.wur.nl/en/International-students-and-staff.htm).

Equal opportunities employer
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Additional comments

Further information can be obtained from Professor Dr Dick de Ridder (Chair of the Appointment Advisory Committee, dick.deridder@wur.nl, +31317484074) or Dr Claudius van de Vijver (Executive secretary of the Appointment Advisory Committee: claudius.vandevijver@wur.nl, +31317485116).

Application
You are invited to address your application to Dr Claudius van de Vijver and upload it via our website.

The application should include:

  • An application letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A separate list of publications
  • Your vision on research and education in the domain of the chair (max 2 pages)

The closing date for applications is 22 November 2021. Selected candidates for this position will be invited for an interview to be held on the 14'th of January 2022. The Committee will thereafter invite short-listed candidates for a second interview and a trial lecture to be held on the 31'st of January 2022.

The policy of Wageningen University and Research is to increase the number of female professors. Therefore, all female candidates who qualify and fit the profile will be invited for an interview.

Coming from abroadWe are the leading university and research centre for 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 to international employees.

Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, your family. A specialized staffing agency will help your partner to find a job and furthermore, we can assist in finding schools for your children and finding accommodation.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. The following webpage contains (practical) information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen (https://www.wur.nl/en/International-students-and-staff.htm).

Equal opportunities employer
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • A PhD degree with a proven international scientific track record in the field of remote sensing, geo-information science, or a closely related field;
  • A clear vision for future education and research on how remote sensing and geo-information science can contribute to sustainability in the (agro-)environmental context;
  • Experience in leading professionals in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Empathic and inclusive leadership with a focus on people's development, team building and creating synergy;
  • Experience in teaching and supervising students with diverse backgrounds in an inspiring and motivating manner
  • Experience in developing courses at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level, and an interest in innovative teaching methods;
  • A strong international scientific network and being able to interact with professionals and societal partners in the development of research and education;
  • Experience and proven success in acquiring, leading, and managing externally funded research projects.

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

EURAXESS offer ID: 696997
Posting organisation offer ID: 305344

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