The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at Assistant Professor level in the Environmental Sciences group.

About the position:
  • The selected candidate will contribute to understanding the effects of these pressures on terrestrial vegetation in the context of global change and the ambition of sustainable development.
  • The candidate’s research specifically contributes to halting biodiversity loss and solving the friction between nature and agriculture.
  • The selected candidate is expected to develop an internationally renowned research line at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.
  • As new Assistant Professor you will teach in the Bachelor’s programme Global Sustainability Science (i.e. teaching in courses on natural processes and (biogeo) chemistry and developing a Sustainable Food Track) and the internationally leading Master’s programme Sustainable Development (including designing a field course).


  • Applicant must have expertise and PhD in Plant Ecology (terrestrial ecosystems, biodiversity, nutrients), soil chemistry, plant soil interactions and/or biogeochemistry.
  • Applicant must be interested to work in an interdisciplinary research group on themes such as agro-ecology, interactions between nature and agriculture, restoration ecology, nature based solutions and ecosystem services.
  • Applicant must have experience with field work and experiments, have floristic skills and are skilled in the lab. Modeling skills are considered a plus.
  • Applicant must have excellent communication skills;
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate excellent English language proficiency. (English at C1 level (CEFR or comparable to level 3 of the Lecturer Assessment Grid).

How to apply:

Apply online

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Utrecht University
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Faculty
Subject areas

Plant Ecology, Soil Chemistry, Plant Soil Interactions, Biogeochemistry

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 1 June 2021

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