Dear colleagues,

Utrecht University’s Department of Physical Geography (the Netherlands) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis on the dynamics of coastal ecosystems. We invite you to describe your dream research line in a two-page document accompanied by a thoughtful motivation letter. We particularly welcome research lines that link scientific questions on the development of coastal dune ecosystems to societal challenges resulting from human pressure, pollution and/or climate change, such as the loss in biodiversity and landscape geodiversity.

You hold a PhD degree in a relevant area, such as landscape ecology, environmental sciences, earth surface dynamics, physical geography, marine sciences, environmental biology or a closely related field. You have an exciting research vision to complement ours. Your academic track record offers funding potential for personal fellowships, PhDs and postdocs. You have affinity for teaching and either have obtained or are willing to obtain your Basic Teaching Qualification. Our department is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce, and we strongly welcome women to apply.

Are you interested? Then please read the additional information on this exciting opportunity, our group and the online application procedure at

The application deadline is November 10, 2019.

Best wishes,

Gerben Ruessink

Gerben Ruessink| Professor of Wave-dominated coastal morphodynamics | Department of Physical Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, P.O Box 80.115, 3508 TC Utrecht, NL | Visit: Room 4.06 Vening Meineszgebouw A, Princetonlaan 8a, 3584 CB Utrecht, NL | T +31 (0)302532780 |

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