Assistant Professorship in Climate Vegetation Dynamics

Assistant Professorship in Climate Vegetation Dynamics

UvA - University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

What are you going to do

The successful candidate will perform cutting edge research in developing climate-vegetation models integrating both abiotic and biotic components of the Earth-system and combining observational data in models through calibration as well as data assimilation for prediction and reanalysis. Dependent on the expertise of the candidate, the emphasis may lie on a regional, continental or global scale; or combine across them. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability, and enthusiasm, to collaborate with experts already within IBED.

You are expected to:

  • contribute to education within the MSc Earth Sciences (ES) and the BSc Future Planet Studies (FPS) programs. Specifically, taking a leading role developing and enhancing the “Climate Change” (ES) and 'Climate change and sea-level rise' (FPS) courses;
  • contribute to the cross-disciplinary MSc minor 'Sciences for Sustainability', alongside more social science facing collogues (Kruger);
  • supervise research projects and literature reviews at BSc and MSc levels;
  • publish in high level international journals, present at leading conferences, and supervise PhD researchers;
  • attract external funding to sustain and expand your research line;
  • actively pursue collaborations with relevant stakeholders inside and outside academia;
  • the overall balance of the work load for this position will be approximately 50% education, 40% research, and 10% administration.

What do we require

  • A PhD in modelling of climate-vegetation dynamics, or a closely related field;
  • Strong didactic skills, as evidenced by a track record of delivering university education on climate science and in numerical/computational skills;
  • A qualification in university education (equivalent to the Dutch 'University Teaching Qualification' BKO); or willing to obtain the BKO within the first 1-2 years of appointment;
  • A track record of publishing in international peer reviewed journals and obtaining external research funding;
  • Experience of supervision BSc, MSc and PhD researchers;
  • Fluency in English and in Dutch; or willing to learn Dutch to a level appropriate for teaching in Bachelor programmes taught in Dutch;
  • A driven personality and a good team-player who can serve as a role model for students as well as junior lecturers and junior researchers.

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