Lecturer in Hydrogeology

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen, Netherlands 🇳🇱

We are looking for

Are you an experienced and inspiring academic lecturer? Do you have experience in teaching hydrogeological principles and practice and field-based education? Then this could be the perfect next step in your career!

You will join the Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group (HWM), a dynamic and committed team of 12 academics and around 40 PhD and postdoctoral researchers. Our focus is on hydrology and hydraulics, which we combine to understand and quantify hydrological processes in catchments, aquifers, rivers and deltas. We investigate the current and projected impacts of global climate change and sea-level rise and their interaction with society and economy, for example through water extraction and land use change.

Your focus will be on the influence of geology and geomorphology on groundwater flows. You will spend about 70% of your time on coursework and field-based teaching, but will also be encouraged and supported to pursue your own research and outreach activities. Specifically, you will:

  • teach, organise, and innovate courses in hydrogeology and landscape hydrology in the BSc program ‘Soil, Water, Atmosphere’, the MSc program ‘Earth and Environment’, and in other selected BSc and MSc programs within Environmental Sciences;
  • organise and supervise field-based hydrogeology education, for example through excursions, surveys, measurement and experiments;
  • research hydrogeological topics, independently or by supervising BSc, MSc and PhD projects; and
  • liaise with important education and research partners, such as water companies, water authorities, applied research organisations and engineering firms.

For your teaching and research you will have access to world-class experimental facilities and instruments, including recently acquired electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and distributed temperature sensing (DTS) instruments.

The majority of your teaching will be in English. To support you in your role, you will join the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Program that is adopted by all universities in the Netherlands.

We ask

  • experience with hydrogeology research, and a PhD in a related field;
  • experience in teaching, development and innovation of courses, and in BSc/MSc and PhD project supervision;
  • experience in organising and supervising field-based hydrogeological education;
  • a network of research partners in academia, government and industry related to the field;
  • an energetic and pro-active mentality – someone who is not afraid to take the initiative; and
  • proficiency in English and Dutch, or a willingness to achieve proficiency within two years.

We offer

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and 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 holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a competitive gross salary of between € 3.746,- and € 5.826 for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 11 or 12). Additionally, a contract for 0,8 FTE can be discussed.

WUR encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a outstanding position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere. Wageningen University & Research wants to provide academic lecturers with an attractive career perspective that expresses the importance WUR places on high-value and innovative academic education.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in the Netherlands, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 16th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
WUR is the 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. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research’s International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. dr. Albert van Dijk, Chair HWM, email: [email protected]
For questions about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, [email protected]

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly by uploading your CV and motivation letter, using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.
This vacancy will be listed up to and including 25 October 2021.

Equal opportunities
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.

We are

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.800 employees and 12.900 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen’s unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.