Urgently required: assistance in teaching Forest and Nature Policy


Help us and assist in 3 upcoming courses in forest planning and management! Both MSc and PhD holders are welcome!

Wageningen University & Research is looking for an inspiring and dynamic

Lecturer Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group (FNP) (0.8-1.0 fte)

We are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lecturer, with a strong background in and affinity with social and political theory in forest and nature conservation to strengthen the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (FNP) chair group in the department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University.
You will be responsible for lecturing in several courses as well as supervising MSc- and BSc students during their internship and thesis work. This includes amongst others: giving lectures, developing and supervising individual and group assignments, supervising individual and group papers and marking exams

We ask

  • you hold a PhD degree in a relevant social sciences field; candidates who are close to completing their PhD thesis will also be considered
  • you are an inspiring teacher and student supervisor with enthusiasm for teaching and working with students in an international setting and interdisciplinary environment
  • you have experience with education at BSc and MSc level
  • you have state-of-the-art knowledge of social science concepts and theories relevant in the field of forest and nature conservation
  • you are experienced in connecting with natural sciences disciplines;
  • you are an inspiring colleague who is looking forward to a position within our dynamic and culturally diverse chair group;
  • you have excellent communication skills, both in Dutch and in English;

We are

The Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group (FNP) uses a variety of social sciences perspectives and methods in its research and education on forest and nature conservation policies, management and governance. The Chair Group has a specific focus on:

  • Forest and nature conservation policies (national and global)
  • The role of knowledge in policymaking
  • Human-nature interactions
  • Management of forest value chains and markets

The Chair Group Forest and Nature Conservation Policy is composed of 9 tenured and nontenured scientific staff, 2 lecturers, a research and teaching assistant, 2 support staff and about 30 PhD candidates. FNP is part of the Department of Environmental Sciences within our University. The Department provides research and academic education on the environment: nature, landscape, land use, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, water management, and the various competing claims on space. With its emphasis on forest and nature conservation policy, the FNP Group is well positioned to collaborate with other environmental and social sciences groups. FNP participates together with the Public Administration and Policy Group, the Law Group, and the Environmental Policy Group in the Wageningen Centre for Sustainability Governance.

More information

If you have any questions about this position, please contact birgit.elands@wur.nl or jelle.behagel@wur.nl


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