Lecturer in MGI Profiling in Geo-Information Science

Wageningen University


Lecturer for MGI profiling in Geo-Information Science

Location Wageningen

We are looking for

Do you have experience with education and a can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit? And do you combine a clear affinity with the Geo-Information Science domain with the ability to strengthen the profile and visibility of our Master in Geo-Information Sciences program? Then we are looking for you!

To strengthen the profile and visibility of our study program we are hiring a lecturer. MGI is a healthy and strong study program, which has steadily grown over the last 10 years. However, more educational programs at other universities tap in to our domain, so we need to develop a strategy to profile MGI, improve our visibility and engage alumni. The goal is to establish a stronger MGI community and stabilize student inflow over the oncoming years.

We need someone who is eager to find out how we can best improve the visibility of our program and can assist the study advisor and program director to investigate possibilities to this visibility. Practically this implies development of (digital) information material, revise social media and web presence, and organize (online and offline) social events. For this role it is important to have the following personal competences: creativity, a collaborative personality and a proactive attitude.

Are you a hardworking person with some knowledge on geo-information, remote sensing and its applications? Do you have experience in social media and creating information material? And are you a pleasant teammate willing to join us for successful and innovative education? Then we like to get you onboard! You will do this at the greenest and most innovative campus in the Netherlands, and at a university that has been chosen as the “Best University” for the 16th consecutive time.
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We ask

  • A MSc in Geo-information Science, Remote Sensing or a related field, or relevant work experience in (online) marketing/communication;
  • affinity with the Geo-information Science domain;
  • experience/affinity with education or with planning and implementation of communication strategies;
  • a pro-active and entrepreneurial attitude;
  • proficiency in English is an absolute pre-requisite.

We offer

We offer 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 one year contract for 0.5 fte, with a competitive gross salary of between € 2.790,- and € 4.402,- for a full-time working week of 38 hours, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale 10).

If you are interested in a full-time employment, please have a look at the vacancy of “Lecturer Challenge-Based Learning in Geo-Information Science”. Both part-time jobs can potentially be combined in one full-time function.

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 an outstanding position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

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. 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 advised. Wageningen University & Research's International Community pagecontains 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

Please contact Dr. Harm Bartholomeus (harm.bartholomeus@wur.nl) to learn more about this position.
For additional information about the process please contact Edgar Tijhuis, corporate recruiter (edgar.tijhuis@wur.nl)

You can apply up to and including 26 February 2021 by uploading your CV and motivation letter. We will schedule the first interviews soon afterwards.

Equal opportunities

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who encourage 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 inclusive webpage. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

We are

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 find solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.500 employees and 12.500 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. A coordinated approach to problems and the cooperation between various fields are at the heart of Wageningen’s outstanding approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020. These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR: read the 6 reasons to come work at WUR

We are the laboratory of GIS and Remote Sensing (GRS) of Wageningen University. Our fundamental research and education concerns our living environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management, and various claims on space. The laboratory is very international in terms of staff and student composition.

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