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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 www.falw.vu.nl/en/) 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. Education 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. Tasks 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. Requirements 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 <www.workingatvu.nl> 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. Salary 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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