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Assistant professor in Cyber-security and Politics at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, 1.0fte 6-year tenure-track position

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is looking for an Assistant professor in Cyber-security and Politics.

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Brusselsestraat, Maastricht, Limburg
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3637 - € 4978 per maand


FASoS is seeking an assistant professor with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in Cyber-security. Specialisations can be on the interrelationships between political, social, cultural, ethical and technical aspects of cybersecurity and what they mean for the security of individuals, organisations and nation states; or on the national, transnational, and global regulation of cyberspace.

Research is carried out in the Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences, in particular, the interdisciplinary research programmes Science, Technology and Society Studies, and Politics and Culture in Europe. The successful candidate is expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding that is related to the faculty’s core research themes.

The selected candidate will contribute to the teaching and coordination of courses and supervision of internships, projects and theses in the BA and MA programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences within the BA Digital Society and the MA and BA programmes within the domain of European Studies. The division of teaching and research duties follows the regular division used at the Faculty of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising.


Suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in Political Science, Law, Science and Technology Studies, Security Studies, Media and Communication Studies or a related field. Experience of and openness to interdisciplinary collaboration is essential. Fluency in English is a prerequisite, while non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch (basic level). After earning the PhD, they will have gained relevant work experience in an academic position at a university.

The candidate should be an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and have demonstrated ability in thesis supervision and teaching coordination roles. Experience with course development is an asset. The candidate is able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation in our system of small-scale problem-based learning (PBL). Experience with teaching in international classrooms is preferable.

Candidates should display outstanding quality in research and be open to an interdisciplinary approach. They will have a relevant international network and a track record of potential for grant acquisition. International peer-reviewed academic publications are imperative.

The candidate is expected to be a team player, to have an open, effective management style, and be ready to fulfil an administrative role in the faculty.


Maastricht University provides an attractive, internationally-oriented academic environment where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct first-rate research.

Initially, candidates are employed on a temporary contract as assistant professor (level 2) and agree to specific development goals. Five years into the appointment, candidates will be evaluated and if the development goals have been met, promoted to assistant professor (level 1) on a permanent contract. The evaluation can be brought forward if criteria are met earlier. On the candidate’s request the evaluation can be deferred in case of special personal circumstances, such as pregnancy leave, parental leave or chronic illness.

The workload will be the normal workload for the position of assistant professor. Currently this implies 60% teaching – and 40% research activities.

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a minimum of € 3.637,00 and a maximum of € 4.978,00 gross per month for a full-time appointment of 38 hours per week (salary scale 11, Dutch Universities Conditions of Employment).

Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

The university’s relocation policy stipulates that the selected candidate needs to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If not already living in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), (s)he will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs or an allowance for alternative housing. Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support> UM employees.

Starting date: 15 August 2019.

Additionele informatie

Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is available on our website: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos.

Any inquiries about the position may be addressed to:

Prof. Christine Neuhold, Head of Department of Political Science

0031 43 388 25 37


Prof. Karin Bijsterveld, Leader of Research Prpgramme of the Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies (MUSTS)

0031 43 388 33 46