Assistant Professor Critical Security Studies (1.0 FTE)
The position combines teaching (60%) and research (40%) in the field of International Relations, with an emphasis on Critical Security Studies. In teaching, candidates are expected to provide BA- and MA-level courses, as well as support PhD supervision. Depending on the disciplin
- Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 5826 - € 5826 per maand
The position combines teaching (60%) and research (40%) in the field of International Relations, with an emphasis on Critical Security Studies. In teaching, candidates are expected to provide BA- and MA-level courses, as well as support PhD supervision. Depending on the disciplinary background, candidates must be able to contribute to basic introductory courses in areas such as IR Theory, history of international relations, international politics, and/or social science research methodologies; as well as specialized courses for the MA track IR & International Security (https://www.rug.nl/masters/international-security/). Supervision of students will play an important part in the position. Participation in managerial committees related to the organization of the degree programmes or research grant applications will be expected. The candidate will be a team player and will have the flexibility to teach at advanced and introductory levels.
In research, we are looking for candidates with a specific interest in linking critical theory to security practices in relevant areas and/or institutional settings. Interaction and complementarity with areas of intellectual strength in the other chair groups of the Department will be an advantage. The candidate will develop her/his own research projects (both individually and in teams) and will contribute to wider research initiatives within the University and beyond.
The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary department and will ideally have a background in International Relations. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of international relations as a field of intellectual enquiry regardless of disciplinary background.
The candidate's qualities are demonstrated by:
● a completed PhD in International Relations or a cognate area
● proven research results, supported by a list of at least two peer-reviewed articles published in indexed journals
● further research potential and plans supported by a programme of research for the next three years indicating its contributions towards the main focus of the Chair Group
● experience in academic teaching and relevant teaching qualifications (such as a University Teaching Qualification, UTQ) or willingness to obtain this qualification
● excellent demonstrable oral and written skills in English (CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking)
● knowledge of Dutch or willingness to learn it within a reasonable period of time may be one of the conditions for tenure (CEFR B2 for reading and listening, and CEFR B1 for writing and speaking)
● excellent social and communicative skills and ability to work in groups.
ConditionsWe offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
• a salary depending on qualifications and work experience from a minimum of € 3,746 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,826 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income an 8.3% year-end bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants
• minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment
• an appointment for 5 years with the outlook on a permanent contract when you meet the criteria.
We comply with the conditions of employment of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (cao NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/
The appointee will ideally commence as soon as possible, 1 August 2021 at latest.
Additional informationProf. Jaap de Wilde, Chair of International Relations & Security Studies
Annabelle de Heus, MA, Director of Studies of the Department