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Lecturer Meteorology and Air Quality

Lecturer Meteorology and Air Quality


Wageningen University and Research

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, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 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.

Research at the Meteorology and Air Quality Group aims to further the understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather, air quality and climate. Research focuses on the atmospheric boundary layer, including boundary layer clouds, and the atmospheric aspects of the connected energy, water, carbon and aerosol budgets.


Wageningen, Netherlands


Relevant division
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)

Full time



Required education

Application deadline
1 June 2019

9 May 2019

Job description

We are looking for

an enthusiastic Lecturer (32-38 hours) that will be actively involved in the education of the chair group Meteorology and Air Quality. The tasks are: coordination and teaching of one or more courses (Bsc level), BSc-thesis supervision, assistance in tutorials and practicals, support in organizational tasks (scheduling, examination, maintenance electronic learning environment, contacts with students, outreach), innovation in individual courses and between courses (contents, teaching methods, learning trajectories) and acquisition of funding for educational innovation.

We ask

  • A completed PhD in atmospheric sciences or related fields and affinity with the field of meteorology and air quality.
  • Experience in academic education, both in teaching and in the development of education; preferably having a teaching qualification (either 1st degree secondary education, or university teaching (UTQ)), or willingness to obtain the UTQ.
    Strong communication skills, both in writing and speaking, in English (at least level C1, willing to work towards level C2) and preferably Dutch.
  • Affinity with students.
  • Initiative, creativity, accuracy and goal-orientation.
  • Organizational skills and a collaborative attitude.

We offer

The position has scale 11, depending on your knowledge and experience. The appointment is for minimally 32 and maximally 38 hours per week, for a period of one year, with good performance and positive operating results a permanent employment contract is possible.

Furthermore, WU has excellent secondary labour conditions among which a December bonus of 8,3% on an annual basis. We offer flexibility in many areas, including a regulation concerning an up-to-date mobility package (Optare), a bicycle plan and flexible working hours. Finally: proper development options are in place and an excellent pension schema (via ABP).

WU stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environemnt.

We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activies in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. M.C. Krol, 0317482937.

You can apply not later than 2nd June 2019. Please do not e-mail directly to the persons mentioned but use the website of Wageningen University & Research.

Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.