Professor and Chair of Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles
We are looking for a full professor who will lead the new chair group of ‘Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles’ at Wageningen University & Research (0.8 – 1.0 fte), one of the leading universities on food, health and environment. The new group will be part of the Department of Social Science and embedded in one administrative unit together with the chair group ‘Health and Society’. As head of a new group, the chair holder will have the exciting opportunity to develop an innovative new line of research on the social organisation of consumption with specific attention for consumption practices and lifestyles, that promote human and environmental health and wellbeing. The aim is to produce knowledge and insight on the meso level of analysis (social groups, households and organisations) and to build on knowledge and insights from different social sciences. Moreover, attention should be paid to how the consumption contexts can be influenced and redesigned to enable healthy (and sustainable) consumption patterns and lifestyles.
You will strengthen the group’s innovative research and education programme and you will effectively and constructively manage the group’s internal processes, in collaboration with the chair of ‘Health and Society’. You will ensure the group provides a supportive working environment to young and senior academics. Consolidating the acquisition of external funding for research and attracting PhD candidates are key elements of your responsibility. You will strengthen the profile of the group in national and international networks, and you will further enhance the group’s scientific and societal impact.
Deadline: 20 October 2018
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