Assistant or Associate Professor in Geo-information Science

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Your job

The laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing invites applications fromtalented and enthusiastic scientists for the position of Assistant (UD) or Associate Professor (UHD) in Geo-information Science.

The ideal candidate has a track record in cutting-edge geo-information science research complementing ongoing and emerging topics in the group and would increase the diversity of our team. We expect strong motivation to contribute to the group’s educational programs. The successful candidate is expected to develop innovative scientific research strengthening and complementing ongoing themes and developing new directions.

The candidate’s expertise and vision should align with the thematic domains of GIScience in the group: spatial data science, ai, smart cities, urban computing, movement analysis, agent-based modeling, digital twins, visual analytics, 3D visualization and eXtended Realities, digital humanities, citizen science, serious games, agriculture and (agro)forestry, spatial cognition, or nature conservation. A track-record of successful collaborations with the humanities will be considered an asset. We are looking for expertise in spatio-temporal modelling and analysis. We specifically encourage female candidates to apply for this position. 

Tenure Track is a career path for hardworking scientists who pursue excelling in education and research. We seek to attract scientific talent and to stimulate and support their development.

Your qualities

  • a PhD in Geo-information Science, or a closely related field (e.g., computer science);
  • an emerging (assistant) or strong (associate) academic record of (peer-reviewed papers, passion for teaching, attracting research funding) in line with the expected profile for a Tenure Track at Wageningen University;
  • ability to lead in developing a vision on future research and education in Geo-information Science and be an inspiring ambassador our theme towards partners both within and outside academia, nationally and internationally;
  • a strong team player willing to contribute to the wider interests of the group and the university;
  • excellent communication skills in English (C1 level).

We offer you

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

  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially 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 compensation / 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 be offered a fixed-term, 7 year contract which, upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University’s Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract as professor. Salary depends on knowledge and experience and will range from a minimum of € 3,974,- to a maximum of € 5,439 (assistant professor position), and € 5,506,- to a maximum of € 6,181,- (associate professor position) based on full time employment.

Wageningen University & Research 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 unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 18th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research 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.
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. For instance under the “30% rule”, certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary.

Do you want more information?

To learn more about this position, please contact Prof.dr. Alexander Klippel, chair holder Geo-information Science,
For questions about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter,

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 April 14th, 2023.

Equal opportunities
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.

We are

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & 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, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150.000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

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

The laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences. The Department’s fundamental research and education concerns our living environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management, and various competing claims on space.

The mission of our laboratory is to advance spatial competences for a sustainable world through research and education. The education that conveys this mission is offered in a variety of BSc programmes of Wageningen University and concentrated in the MSc Geo-information Science of Wageningen University and the joint MSc in Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA). The research of the laboratory has a fundamental character with a clear link to the mission of Wageningen University to provide Science for Impact. Our research agenda is represented in five themes:

  1. Sensing and measuring,
  2. Modelling and visualization,
  3. Integrated land monitoring,
  4. Human-space interactions, and 5) Empowering agro-environmental communities. In recent years the laboratory received excellent review in both research and education and is very international in terms of staff and student composition.

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





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