Utrecht University has great ambitions for its teaching quality and study success rates. This also applies to its clear research profiles which are centred around four themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Utrecht University plays a prominent role in our society and contributes to finding the answers to topical and future societal issues. Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

The Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University is looking for outstanding candidates to fill

Six positions as Assistant Professor (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

Information about the positions and the application procedures can be found via the respective links. These concern:

Two positions in the Department of Earth Sciences:

    1. Assistant Professor in Earth Sciences and Climate Sciences

    2. Assistant Professor in Ocean Solutions and Carbon

Two positions in the Department of Physical Geography:

    3. Assistant Professor in adaptation strategies in deltas

    4. Assistant Professor in past environmental change in mountain regions

Two positions in the Department of Sustainable Development / Copernicus Institute:

    5. Assistant Professor on model-based analysis of system transitions for climate mitigation and adaptation

    6. Assistant Professor on nature-based solutions on climate adaptation and water

Terms of employment:

We offer a position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) as an Assistant Professor for a probationary period of 18 months. Permanent employment will be offered based upon good performance, according to the Faculty's performance indicators, after 18 months. The Faculty of Geosciences has an excellent merit-based career and promotion policy. As part thereof, career development up to Associate Professor (level 2) is possible without a so called 'formation principle', yet based on performance. The gross monthly starting salary - depending on qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,974 and €5,439 (scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities, rate per July 2022) for full-time employment.

Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. In addition, you will have access to all equipment in our state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure, coaching for teaching and supervision of researchers, and training and support regarding the acquisition of external funds. Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here. Facilities for childcare and sports are available on campus.

About the organisation:

The Faculty of Geosciences studies the Earth: from the Earth's core to its surface and atmosphere, including man's spatial and material utilisation of the Earth. With a population of 3,400 students (BSc and MSc) and 720 staff, the Faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty is organised in four Departments: Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, Sustainable Development, and Human Geography & Spatial Planning.


Note that for candidates that require visa / working permits for the Netherlands, the processing time between selection and starting date is usually at least four months.

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posted: 21 June 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.