Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) comparative and European Union politics and public policy

The Department of Public Administration and Sociology has a vacancy for an: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) comparative and European Union politics and public policy
We are interested in candidates who do research at the intersection ...

25 dagen geleden


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The Department of Public Administration and Sociology has a vacancy for an:
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) comparative and European Union politics and public policy

We are interested in candidates who do research at the intersection of politics and public policy-making and are also prepared to teach courses on research design in general and case study designs in particular. Teaching will be largely (and at least for the first two years exclusively) focusing on international bachelor’s and master’s programmes. This tenure track position is offered for six years with the possibility of tenure thereafter.

Job description

  • Conducting empirical research in the abovementioned area

  • Communicating about research findings in high quality peer-reviewed journals

  • Teaching and developing courses in political science, comparative politics, European Union, research design

  • Supervising individual student research projects at BA and MA-level;

  • Co-supervising PhD candidates

  • Attracting external research funding.


  • PhD in political science or a related discipline

  • High quality scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Experience in acquiring research grants;

  • Very good didactic skills and relevant teaching experience

  • Possession of a Basic Qualification Teaching (BKO) or willingness to achieve this qualification;

  • Proficiency in English

  • Proficiency in Dutch or willingness to learn Dutch.


The conditions of employment comply with the CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten/ Collective Agreement Netherlands Universities (CAO NU). Salary is subject to know-how and experience and corresponds to scale 11 CAO NU, which is between € 3.475 and € 4.757 gross per month on a full-time basis (38 hour per week), excluding holiday allowance of 8% and end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of the annual salary. In case of an 8-hour workday you build up in addition weekly 2 hours. Furthermore, the EUR is affiliated with the ABP for pension provision.

The Tenure Track contract will be temporary for a period of 6 years, depending on periodical assessments and the possibility of tenure thereafter. Tenure decision will be made after 6 years. The trial period is two months.

Position starts at October 15.

Additional information

You can obtain more information about the Department of Public Administration and Sociology on and respectively. For research see

For additional information on the vacancy please send an email to Prof. dr, Markus Haverland

Candidates are welcome to send their application including a curriculum vitae before August 28 2017 by e-mail to: please mention <Assistant Professor politics and public Policy>.


Erasmus University Rotterdam is a modern, highly ranked, international research university, based in the dynamic and diverse city of Rotterdam. We were founded in 1913 and nowadays host 25.000 students. Our faculties and institutions work on global, national and local social challenges in the areas of: healthy development, wealth, governance, culture.

The quality of research at Erasmus University, named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. On the lively, modern campus, students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition.

Working at the Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in a professional environment, where development is encouraged through an active career and mobility policy. The Erasmus University Rotterdam highly appreciates flexibility: we have a 38-hour workweek, flexible working hours, possibilities to work part-time, and maternal/paternal leave. Moreover, the University has a company childcare scheme, possibilities to participate in a terms of employment option model, company savings program and life insurance schemes and favourable collective insurance schemes. Employees can also make use of facilities such as sports facilities and library.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programmes and in research. Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the FSS fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. FSS offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programmes are highly ranked by students and alumni. FSS is home to over 2500 students and 300 staff-members.

Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

The department benefits from a key position in the European public administration landscape through numerous editorial board positions and participation in several cross-national networks. Leading sociologist in the field of migration, political sociology and families are based in the department and participate actively in public debates and international research projects. Cooperation with third parties and conducting research with societal impact are key values of the department. The bachelor and master programmes reflect our diverse expertise and educate students to become active professionals.


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