Lecturer in water engineering (0.5-0.8 fte)

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen, , NL

We are looking for

A lecturer in water engineering that will contribute to the MSc program International Land and Water Management (MIL). You will develop courses for our program and teach on several courses. You successfully mix lecture-based and team-based modes of learning, digital learning, field practicals and excursions. 

You will have the following responsibilities, to be further developed based on experience and interest:

  • teaching and further development of the courses ‘Land and Water Engineering’, ‘Irrigation and Water Management’, ‘Water System Design for Water Use from Multiple Sources’ and ‘Water Delivery’;
  • intake of MSc internships
  • supervise BSc and MSc internship and thesis students (2-4 students per year).
You will do all of this in an ideal working environment. Our campus is an inspiring, green place to work, and has been selected as the most sustainable campus in the world multiple times. Besides that, we have an impressive ranking in several fields, with a #1 ranking for environmental science, ecology and agriculture, as well as very strong rankings in other fields. Finally, as for education, Wageningen University has been chosen as the “Best University” in the Netherlands for the 15th consecutive time. Do you like to see more, take a virtual tour on our campus here:

We ask

  • a PhD in a relevant field, or a MSc degree with proven experience in teaching
  • knowledge of civil engineering;
  • international and national -field work- experience in water engineering (5-10 years);
  • experience with education & good didactic and communication skills;
  • proficiency in English (and preferably French, Spanish or Portuguese);
  • a great teammate that is able to work in an intercultural environment;
  • experience with design and construction of agricultural water systems, and ability to link these to practices of operation and maintenance and wider societal and policy questions;
  • willingness to travel abroad frequently for education projects;
  • preferably affinity with the Dutch water context and sector.
Female and international candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer

A part-time (19 hours/0.5 fte per week to 30.4 hours/0.8 fte per week) appointment as lecturer. You will be offered a temporary five year contract with a go based on an evaluation after one year. Your salary will depend on knowledge and experience. Gross salary per month is from € 2709,- to 4274,- (scale 10) based on full time employment (CLA 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 possible;
  • 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.
More information

For more information you may contact prof.dr. Petra Hellegers, Water Resources Management Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, tel. (+31) (0)6-51679951; e-mail: [email protected] 

For additional information about the procedure, please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter, e-mail: [email protected] 

This vacancy is open until 16 arpil 2020. You can apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter via the apply button on this page. The first job interviews will take place by Skype.

Equal Opportunities Employer
We are an employer that offers equal opportunities. We are happy to receive applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of race, gender, functional impairment, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe that a diverse and inclusive working environment makes us a more relevant, competitive and resilient organization. Click here for more information about working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 6,500 employees, and 12,000 students, it is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen. We have been named Best Employer in Education category 2019-2020.

The Water Resources Management (WRM) group is an interdisciplinary research and education entity focussed on the interactions of water, technology and society. We study integrated water resource management and governance questions in both the global South and North. Central in our study are questions about how patterns of access, allocation and use of water can be explained as the combined outcome of technological choices, socio-ecological dynamics and cultural, social and political negotiations and contestations.

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