Vacancy for a Lecturer and Education Coordinator Sociology and Anthropology of Development

The section Sociology and Anthropology of Development (SADE) – composed of the Sociology of Development and Change (SDC) and Rural Sociology (RSO) Groups – is looking for a highly motivated person to teach (and coordinate) courses, to supervise BSc and MSc and internships and to plan and coordinate educational activities within SADE, with a view to promote high-quality educational processes. In terms of time allocation it will be a 50/50 division between lecturer and education coordinator.

As lecturer you will co-develop and teach courses in the Bachelor and Master programme in International Development Studies. These courses focus on the sociology of agrarian and rural development, food sociology and sociology of development . The lecturer will give lectures to smaller as well as bigger audiences, lead discussion lectures, and tutor group work. The lecturer should be able to teach in both English and Dutch. Furthermore the lecturer will supervise BSc and MSc thesis students and internship students, which may also include students from other programmes than International Development Studies.

The role of coordinator is a diverse one, in between operational and strategic levels. The preferred candidate will be able to quickly switch between working with the secretariat on executing a range of practical tasks and with the education managers and chairs of SADE as well as broader Wageningen University bodies such as the Educational Institute (OWI) and the programme committees to provide input on strategic and policy levels. A sense of the importance of the smooth functioning of educational processes is expected as well as the ability to set up communication activities (information, public relations, marketing) around educational and other SADE activities. More specifically, the role of education coordinator includes the following main tasks: Continue reading

Next student seminar August 29th afternoon: programme

The Section ‘Sociology and Anthropology of Development’ offers students every two month the possibility to present their thesis or thesis proposal. All students doing a thesis with one of the chair groups within the SAD section, are requested to present during one of these student seminars.

The next seminar will take place Wednesday August 29th, starting from 13.00 hours, room C76 at De Leeuwenborch. This will be the last opportunity within the academic year 2011/2012. The seminar is open to everyone, student or staff. Please, join (part of) a session (or more)!

If you are interested to present either a thesis proposal or a thesis report, please contact Jan Schakel (, room 3013)

Programme August 29:

13.00 – 13.30 Evelien Hennekens (MID): Biogas as domestic energy solution? Potentials and barriers of the technology for low-income households in South Africa’.

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