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Job: Professor and Chair of the Public Administration and Policy Group, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands


Advertiser's description

We are looking for an inspiring Professor to lead the Public Administration and Policy (PAP) Group, who desires to work on the governance of sustainability challenges with a strong group of scientists in the field of public administration and policy. The new chair holder will enable the group's research ambitions by further strengthening its position in national and international networks, by managing its internal processes and people in a cooperative way, and by strengthening the established research lines as well as pursuing novel ideas. The successful applicant will play an active role in the Group’s education programme and will provide a supportive working environment to academics at different career levels. Strengthening the acquisition of external funding for research and interacting with societal partners are key elements of the chair holder’s responsibility.

The Public Administration and Policy Group is internationally renowned for its leading research and interdisciplinary education on the governance of sustainability challenges at a local, national, regional and global scale. The Group focuses on:

  • Governance of wicked problems in the domains of 1) water and climate, 2)  food and agriculture, 3) energy and the circular economy;
  • Connecting disciplinary foundations of public administration, political science, and organisational science with interdisciplinary insights on sustainability governance;
  • Co-designing sustainability governance arrangements with societal partners.

We ask for:

  • a PhD degree in public administration, political science or closely related discipline;
  • enthusiasm for and experience in managing professionals with an inspiring, supportive and inclusive leadership style;
  • profound knowledge of the governance of sustainability challenges and a vision for future research and education;
  • a track record of scientific publications of recognized international quality, contributing to disciplinary and interdisciplinary debates;
  • proven experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching and proven affinity with one or more of the Wageningen domains, in particular, water and climate, food and agriculture, energy and the circular economy;
  • a track record of acquiring, leading and managing externally funded research projects from a variety of funding sources;
  • a committed and inspiring educator and PhD supervisor, with a proven ability to design and innovate teaching methods;
  • commitment to achieving societal impact and the ability to interact effectively with societal partners in research and education.


Read more and apply here. The deadline is 1 December 2021.