FASoS is seeking an assistant professor in International Relations. The successful candidate should possess expertise in one or more of the following fields: EU external relations and foreign policy, global governance, international political economy, security studies. Demonstrated capacity to teach qualitative and quantitative research methods is an asset.
Research is carried out in the Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences, in particular, the interdisciplinary research programmes Politics and Culture in Europe and/or Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. 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 theses and internships in the Bachelor European Studies, the Master European Studies, the Research Master European Studies and the Master European Public Affairs of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The division of teaching and research duties is 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising.
Suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in the field of Political Science or International Relations. 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.
Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a minimum of € 3.475,-- and a maximum of € 4.757,-- 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.
Starting date: Preferably 15 August 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is available on our website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos
Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to: Prof. Christine Neuhold, Head of Department of Political Science, 0031 43 388 25 37, email@example.com
Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local university provisions apply as well. For more information please see the website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl / Support / UM employees
Candidates are invited to submit their application, which should consist of:
A letter of motivation.
The PhD degree certificate.
A full CV & complete list of publications.
A statement on teaching and research interests and how these link to the teaching and research conducted at our faculty.
Teaching evaluations, if available.
Two writing samples: published article(s) and/or book chapter.
The contact information of two referees (including e-mail, phone number, mailing address, and relationship to the applicant).
Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.
The deadline for submitting your application is 29 March 2018
Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the department Political Science: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,300 students and 4,300 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, and about 1,600 students. More than 76% of the students are non-Dutch (64 different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some are also offered in Dutch. FASoS offers two 3-year bachelor’s programmes: Arts and Culture and European Studies. It also offers eight different 1-year Master’s programmes and two 2-year research master’s programmes. Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in the historic city centre of Maastricht.