Tenure track Assistant Professor Land Use and Food Systems


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

This Assistant Professor will develop a food systems oriented research line within the Environmental Geography department of the Institute for Environmental Studies. Specifically, the Assistant Professor will develop projects that look at the interrelations between food systems and land use in the context of sustainability transitions. The successful candidate is expected to address both the demand and supply side of food systems and use an interdisciplinary set of methods, including quantitative and spatial approaches. The candidate will take an active role in science-policy interfaces in order to achieve impact on food system transitions. Research will include collaboration inside as well as outside the department, and is based on externally funded PhD and postdoc projects. The Assistant Professor is expected to contribute to teaching in both food system oriented courses as well as broader environmental science courses, and supervise Msc thesis research.

Your duties

  • conduct research on food systems in relation to land use
  • teaching in general and more specialized environmental science courses as part of our teaching programmes
  • supervision of Masters and Bachelors theses
  • work together with the department's staff in the acquisition of external funds for PhD and postdoc projects
  • (co-) publish scientific papers