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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:43:05 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Job title: Full Professor in Earth and Climate (1.0 fte)

VU unit: Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Earth Science department

Vacancy number: 16479 Date of publication:

Closing date: November, 1 2016

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) is a leading, innovative and growing
university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to
new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten
faculties, and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific
education for more than 23,000 students. Research at the Faculty of
Earth and Life Sciences (FALW focuses on life
sciences, health sciences, environmental sciences, and earth sciences.
FALW offers a range and high-quality BSc and MSc programmes. World-class
teaching and cutting-edge research activities go hand in hand. The
Department of Earth Sciences is one of the eight departments in FALW. It
operates with two research clusters: 'Earth and Climate' and 'Geology
and Geochemistry' which teach the Earth Sciences and Earth and Economics
BSc and MSc programmes.

In recent years the Earth and Climate cluster has developed a strong
research and teaching profile in the field of climate change.
Understanding the causes and consequences of climate change on the
environment during the Quaternary, and quantifying their magnitudes and
rates, are key topics of our research. Our integrated approach combines
expertise in proxy development, landscape- and climate modelling,
unravelling landscape evolution, and reconstructions of climate
evolution in terrestrial and marine records.

About the position The cluster seeks a highly motivated full professor
or, depending upon experience, an associate professor on a tenure track,
to further strengthen the research group in the field paleoclimate
and/or landscape modeling. The candidate should be an outstanding senior
Earth System scientist with proven expertise in modeling and teaching of
the causes and consequences of Quaternary climate change. The successful
applicant is expected to further develop a dynamic, externally-funded
research program and supervise graduate and undergraduate students.

He/she should contribute to the teaching and field work within the Bsc
and Msc programmes and to the management of the department.


The senior Earth System scientist will lecture within BSc courses in the
Earth Science programme, as well as in specialization courses in the
master programme. He/she will supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students.


The senior Earth System scientist will:

• play a key role in department’s research programme

• play a central role in teaching in the BSc and MSc programmes

• supervise and coach MSc- and PhD-students and postdocs;

• successfully acquire national and international research grants;

• plan and manage research projects and collaborations with academic,
industrial and governmental partners;

• perform managerial tasks for the department and faculty;

• play an active role in local, national and international networks in
this field.


The senior Earth System scientist is expected to:

• have a proven interest in the effects of climate change on different
time-scales, ranging from past ice ages to future climate, and matching
publication and citation records;

• have a PhD in Climate / Earth Science

• have high-level skills in the acquisition of external funds and a
proven capacity to motivate and guide students on the bachelor, master
and PhD level;

• have a functional international network and proven skills in managing
collaborative research projects;

• be able to successfully work in a multidisciplinary and innovative
research field;

• have a basic qualification in teaching for Dutch universities ('BKO'),
or is willing to follow this course after appointment;

• be fluent in English and to acquire (if appropriate) knowledge of the
Dutch language after two years.

Further particulars

You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of
employment at <> such as:

• remuneration of 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;

• solid pension scheme (ABP);

• possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave;

• minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;

• generous contribution (65%) commuting allowance based on public transport;

• discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance);

• participation in Individual Choices model.


The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for
academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of
€ 4749 gross per month up to a maximum of €7659 gross per month based on
a fulltime employment.

Dr. Gerald Ganssen
Cluster Earth and Climate
Department of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
de Boelelaan 1085
1081HV Amsterdam

The Netherlands

tel. +31205987369

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