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[Commlist] Vacancies: Two Assistant/Associate Professor Strategic Communication (Tenure Track), Wageningen University and Research
Tue Sep 17 13:41:36 GMT 2019
Vacancies: Two Assistant/Associate Professor Strategic Communication
(Tenure Track), Wageningen University and Research
We are looking for
Would you like to work at a top class university, ranking among the
world’s leading institutions in the food, agri- and environmental
domains? Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic communication scholar?
Then come and join our Strategic Communication group as Assistant
Professor/Associate Professor in a tenure track position!
Within this position, you are responsible for the organisation,
implementation and coordination of new research activities as well as
building up a leading international position. We expect from you to
generate external financial support for an innovative research agenda.
We also challenge you to motivate and teach students and develop new
courses. A significant part of the teaching duties includes acquainting
students from various programmes with different forms of communication
research, and assisting them in developing executing coherent research
projects. We provide training and coaching is for you in order to
accomplish all this.
You prefer inter- or transdisciplinary approaches and an international
orientation. To address current problems and solutions, societal
engagement (e.g. between governments, societal actors and researchers)
are both a topic for analysis, as well as an approach to work with
society in teaching and research projects. As our new colleague you will
critically explore and contribute to debates on topics such as:
- the role of digital communication and new media in processes of
change, for instance in relation to sustainable production and consumption;
- persuasive communication strategies in the public sphere and everyday
interaction, for instance around environmental issues, (public) health,
- questions around dialogue, citizen engagement and ‘new democratic
spaces’, for instance regarding urbanization, and climate change
mitigation and adaptation.
- interaction around knowledges and knowledge production in these and
other contexts, as introduced above.
You are an ambitious and hardworking scientist and a standout colleague,
dedicated to research and education within our broad field of expertise.
- hold a PhD in a relevant social science field- or discipline (e.g.
communication science, innovation studies, psychology, science and
technology studies, sociology, public administration, anthropology,
environmental policy, development studies etc.);
- are an inspiring teacher and student supervisor with enthusiasm for
teaching and working with students in an international setting;
- have the ability to teach diverse communication theories and research
methods (both qualitative and quantitative);
- have a strong affinity with life sciences;
- have a proven international and interdisciplinary orientation;
- have an excellent publication record relative to your stage of career;
- possess the capacity or potential of acquiring, leading and managing
externally-funded research projects;
- are committed to achieve societal impact in relation to global challenges;
- enjoy a collaborative orientation and possess good management skills.
This position requires an excellent English language proficiency (a
minimum of CEFR C2 level). For more information about this proficiency
level, please visit our special language page
We offer you a challenging and meaningful career trajectory called
Tenure Track within the COM group. This challenging career path starts
at the level of assistant professor, from which you can grow into an
associate professor and obtain ius promovendi and furthermore grow to
personal professor position. Depending on your experience and track
record, you can enter at various levels.
You will receive training and mentorship and interdisciplinary
(international) cooperation is stimulated. As we will only be selecting
excellent talent to take part in Tenure Track, this will be a good
stepping stone to a further career within our organization or elsewhere.
We offer a temporary contract for 7 years followed by a permanent
position, after good evaluations. The salary will depend on expertise
and experience and the maximum gross salary for Assistant Professors is
€5,656 per month and for Associate Professors the salary can grow up to
€6,738 per month. Both based on a full working week of 38 hours in
accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement Dutch Universities. In
addition, we offer:
- 8% holiday allowance;
- a structural year-end bonus of 8.3%;
- excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
- flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in
consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is
- excellent pension plan through ABP;
- 232 vacation hours, the option to purchase extra and good
supplementary leave schemes;
- a flexible working time: the possibility to work a maximum of 2 hours
per week extra and thereby to build up extra leave;
- a choice model to put together part of your employment conditions
yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
- a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many
activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education,
research and business are represented;
- use the sports facilities on campus
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career
opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There
are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied
activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.
We would like to receive your online application with motivation letter
and curriculum vitae before October 1st, 2019. The first round of
interviews will be held on October 7 or 8, 2019. Additional information:
Prof. Dr. ir. L. Klerkx, (mailto:(laurens.klerkx /at/ wur.nl) or tel.
0317-484694) or Dr. M. Poortvliet (mailto:(marijn.poortvliet /at/ wur.nl) or
Please find additional information about the research programme
'Communication and change in pluralist contexts’ look at
You can read more about Tenure Track within Wageningen UR on
About the group Strategic Communication
Our group’s research and teaching is connected to life science issues of
global importance, such as food production, sustainable consumption,
climate change, nature conservation, land use planning, and health.
Collaboration with social and natural scientists is a defining element
of the group’s research and education portfolio. In education, the group
contributes to various programmes, most prominently the bachelor
programme “Communicatie en Life Sciences” and the master programme
“Communication, Health and Life Sciences”. The central aim of our group
is to understand the role of communication in planned and unplanned
change in life sciences domains. Hereto, communication is studied at
micro level (e.g., conversations and dialogue) and macro level (e.g.,
public debates), and includes mediated (e.g., social media and blogs)
and non-mediated (e.g., expert-lay interactions) forms of communication.
Communication themes such as:
- the mobilization of actors around issues e.g. through persuasive
- implications of digital communication for engagement with life science
issues in the public sphere
- questions around construction and communication of knowledge in a
‘post-truth’ society could be of interest.
Wageningen University and Research Centre Delivering a substantial
contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each and every
day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search
for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food
production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don’t
do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of life’,
turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. For further information
about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at www.jobsat.wur.nl. The
organization Wageningen University and Research Centre Delivering a
substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus – each
and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment,
we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable
food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we
don’t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on ‘the quality of
life’, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. For further
information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at
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