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11 octobre 2018
Assistant/Associate Professor Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group

Assistant/Associate Professor Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group

We are looking for

The Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group at Wageningen University is looking for a new colleague who would fit in our team. You are a standout colleague who is motivated to advance the group’s research and education as well as your own research and education.

You preferably have some years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher after obtaining your PhD degree.

You are an agricultural economist or economist with an interest in agricultural economics and related fields with a strong micro-economic background and a theory driven empirical research orientation.

You are passionate about connecting your research skills to research opportunities in the bioeconomy and rural development context.

We prefer individuals with research interests that link to the domain of the group, including rural policies, markets and value chains or organizational and institutional economics. You should have experience with publishing your work in leading/top disciplinary and general economics journals.

Expected starting date will be April 1st, 2019.

We ask

Our new colleaue has:

  • a PhD in agricultural economics or related fields;
  • a track record of publications (in agricultural economics and/or related fields);
  • preferably experience in teaching and thesis supervision;
  • a strong motivation in conducting scientific and societal impactful research;
  • the ability to act as a team player who contributes to the wider interests of the group

The appointment will consist of conducting scientific research (40% of your time), education (40% of your time), and scientific and societal relevant management tasks (20% of your time). We expect you to be passionate about conducting scientific research that can make essential theoretical advancements, and that will affect societal developments. We further expect you to build up your own research line.

We offer

We offer a temporary contract for 0,8 to 1,0 fte, with the possibility of extension, which can lead to a permanent employment contract. Gross Salary: for Assistant Professors from € 3.545 to € 5.513 per month and for Associate Professors from € 4.911 to € 6.567 per month based on full time employment and depending on expertise and experience. In addition we offer an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end- of-year bonus (8.3%), the ABP Pension scheme and training and career development. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may also qualify for a temporary special tax relief, in which 30% of their salary is exempt from tax.

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More information

Would you like to know more about this vacancy? We will be more than happy to provide you with further information. For questions regarding content, please contact the Chair of the group Justus Wesseler (

Please submit your application no later than November 30 and please use the application button to apply. Your application should include:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV, including a list of publications
  • Two letters of recommendation

A first round of job interviews will be held early December. The second interview including a (public) lecture will be held in Wageningen and will take place in January/February 2019.

We are

The Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group (AEP) carries out research focusing on economic and institutional issues within the bio-economy, and teaches across a wide range of aspects related to the contribution of the bio-economy and the agricultural sector in particular to sustainable development.

The objective of the AEP Group is to create impact in science and in society by disseminating research results to other researchers, policy makers, students and societal actors.

Our group is focusing on developed countries, and the EU more specifically. However, the continuous transformation of agriculture from being mainly a producer of food and feed to a producer of biological resources and green services for the bioeconomy in the western world is increasingly observed as a worldwide phenomenon. For this reason, the research of the AEP Group is also directed towards economies in Eastern Europe and China and other countries of the Global South.

More information about the AEP Group is available at: AEP-Group.

Wageningen University & Research

Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain of good and safe food & food production, food security and a healthy living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

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