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Junior lecturer in Primary Production

IFA students HAS green academy

For our International Food & Agribusiness (IFA) programme we are looking for

Junior lecturer in Primary Production

With experience in the international agri-food sector

Location ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

The appointment is for 0.8 to 1 fte, for a maximum duration of 2 years. We provide new lecturers with excellent support, in particular candidates without specific teaching experience and/or teaching qualifications.


The 4-year Bachelor’s degree programme in International Food & Agribusiness (IFA) offers an inspirational, international learning environment and focuses on the development of sustainable food systems worldwide, and more specifically on sustainable food and agribusiness in developing countries and emerging economies. IFA graduates, therefore, have practical business experience and they have basic technical knowledge in the Primary production sector or Food processing and consumption, with a link to the development of a circular economy as related to the agri-food sector.

Details of the position

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide problem-based and project-based education in agri-food systems, and sustainability of current primary production systems, prepare and deliver lectures on primary production.
  • Support and coach students during their internationally oriented internships and graduation projects
  • Contribute to the further development of the IFA curriculum and teaching programme, which is based on an interdisciplinary approach and in an international classroom
  • Depending on the expertise and affinity, contribute as a consultant to external projects in the agribusiness sector, in the Netherlands and abroad

We are looking for:

  • A graduate degree in agriculture, primary production systems, plant sciences or similar subject
  • Having international working experience is a pre
  • Knowledge about transition in food systems, circular agricultural systems, or new innovations in agriculture in the primary production sector
  • Experience (or affinity) in future food systems and possible transition pathways
  • Hands-on mentality and ability to work independently
  • The ability to communicate scientific knowledge in an easy and enthusiastic way
  • The ability to prioritize and cope with deadlines
  • Eager to learn and develop
  • You will be working in an international and intercultural setting. Therefore, having excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are a necessity.

If you recognize yourself, you are just the candidate we’re looking for and would like to invite you to apply for this position!


  • Flexible: versatile, deployable in an international education setting and in projects
  • Enthusiastic and inspiring for both students and colleagues
  • Coordinating and project management skills
  • A Team player

International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

What do we offer?

  • A diverse, dynamic. and independent position, with considerable opportunities to expand you knowledge, and grow as a person and professional in a small and informal team, in which teamwork is highly appreciated;
  • The salary for this position amounts to a monthly minimum of € 2,813.78 and a monthly maximum of € 4,569.57 (gross amounts based on full-time employment);
  • This position is classified in scale 10 of the CAO HBO (collective labour agreement);
  • You will receive compensation for health insurance;
  • You will receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 8% holiday allowance;
  • You will also be awarded professional development hours every year and almost eleven weeks of holiday entitlements in a full-time position;
  • Moving from abroad to the Netherlands?  We provide support and financial reimbursements in the case of relocation and settling in the Netherlands. Dutch tax authorities may offer tax reduction to applicants from abroad (which makes tax rates comparable to the UK and US).

More information

For more information regarding this vacancy, contact Jeannette van de Steeg, educational coordinator of IFA programme: +31 (0)88 890 3145.

For further information regarding the IFA study programme, visit our website: www.HAS.nl.

Applications and deadline

You should submit your application via our website www.HAS.nl/en/jobs no later than the 28th of September 2022.

The first interviews will take place on October 4th in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The second interview on October 7th. The HAS conducts a standard reference check after the second selective interview.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

HAS green academy is a university of applied sciences and centre of expertise for agriculture, food and the living environment, based in Den Bosch and Venlo. We've been addressing the world of tomorrow for 75 years. Around 3,800 full-time students study 18 higher professional education (HBO) study programmes, two of which are international. Students collaborate with fellow students from day one on current issues affecting companies and organisations. HAS green academy trains them to become enterprising and open-minded professionals.

Every year, more than 500 professionals attend a variety of company training courses and in-company training courses at HAS green academy. In addition, HAS uses its knowledge and experience for research, advice and product development. We are a partner for organisations, companies and authorities when it comes to exploring, connecting and applying green knowledge and expertise.

HAS green academy employs 550 people. Thirteen professors and approximately fifty lecturer-researchers collaborate with students, lecturers and professionals from the field on practical research programmes, in the Netherlands and abroad. HAS green academy thus contributes to developing practical solutions for a healthy environment and food security.