Associate professor or assistant professor in landscape architecture (tenure track)

We are looking for

an associate professor or assistant professor in landscape architecture. We specifically look for an experienced colleague with expertise in landscape architectural design on a regional scale. You should be able to contribute to the BSc and MSc programmes in Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, specifically in teaching regional design. You should be able to substantially contribute to the profiling of the chair group in ‘research through design’ on a regional scale.

We ask

the following personal competences: high ambition, academic attitude, creativity, broad interdisciplinary interests, a communicative and collaborative personality, and a passion for education and research.

In general, we expect the successful candidate to:

  • hold a PhD in Landscape Architecture;
  • have several years of experience in landscape architecture practice
  • have experience with regional design in landscape architecture;
  • have a publication record with at least four papers in ISI journals;
  • have experience in teaching;
  • have good communicative and writing skills;
  • be willing to contribute to general tasks and activities of the chair group;
  • have excellent command of English and preferably Dutch, or a willingness to learn Dutch within two years.

We offer

A tenure track, which allows you to develop towards an Associate Professor with ‘ius promovendi’; including the chance to build up your own research line and team.

We offer a stimulating and creative academic working environment, with a diverse and dynamic team consisting of Full professors (2), Associate professors (2), Assistant professors (9), Lecturers (6), Postdocs (5) and PhDs/junior researchers (15). We are part of the department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University, which provides fundamental research and academic education on our living environment. We are member of the Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research (WIMEK) and of the Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS).Training and coaching are provided and interdisciplinary (international) cooperation is stimulated.

Gross salary: from € 3.255,- to € 5.656,- (scale 11-12), based on full-time employment and depending on expertise and experience.

More information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Sanda Lenzholzer, Chairholder Landscape Architecture, email:; phone: +31 317 485848
Information about the working conditions can be obtained from Mrs. Patty van Beek, HRM-advisor, email:; phone +31 317 486 183.

To submit your application, please visit the vacancy website: and click the ‘Apply now’ button. The application deadline is April 12th 2020.

Please refrain from sending your application directly to Mrs. Lenzholzer or Mrs. Van Beek.

We are

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Nine specialized research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. 

With approximately 30 locations, 6,500 employees, and 12,000 students, it is one of the leading organizations in its domain worldwide. A coordinated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the outstanding approach of Wageningen.

The Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning Cluster at Wageningen University addresses environmental challenges such as climate mitigation and adaptation, nature conservation, and quality of life by means of planning and design. We are a diverse and interdisciplinary team covering a broad range of disciplines and employing a wide range of scientific approaches. We educate a growing numbers of Bachelor, Master and PhD students to become knowledgeable, reflective, and creative landscape architects and planners.

Equal opportunities employer
We encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient organization.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen is a centre for research and entrepreneurship. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. It is a historic university town of about 36,000 residents in the central Netherlands. The academic community hails from more than 100 countries, giving the town a lively, international feel. Our highly qualified team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

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