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2 Assistant Professor Job in Public Administration at Vrije Uni, Netherlands 2022

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2 Assistant Professor Job in Public Administration at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration Vrije University, Netherlands Mar 2022


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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: €3,807 and €5,211

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • a PhD degree (or close to completion) in a relevant social science discipline, e.g. Public administration or Political science
  • an attractive research agenda and a proven track-record of publishing in high-quality international refereed journals
  • preferably, demonstrable experience with high-quality academic teaching
  • ability and willingness to apply for external research funding
  • excellent command of the English language
  • command of the Dutch language or willingness to acquire it within two years of appointment
  • strong methodological skills (qualitative and/or quantitative) – a quantitative profile is sought for one of the UD positions
  • the ability to work in a team as well as independently

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is committed to high quality academic research and education. Our educational programmes include Political Science (bachelor and master), Governance and Organisation (bachelor), Public Administration (master), Philosophy, Politics and Economics (bachelor, with the faculties of Humanities and Economics), and Law and Politics of International Security (master, with the Law Faculty). Our research is organized in two programmes: ‘Multi-layered governance in Europe and beyond’ and ‘New Public Governance’ (NPG). NPG is characterised by critical and inspired public administration. Its mission is to advance our theoretical and empirical knowledge of contemporary governance practices, critically reflect on those practices, improve them, and set the agenda on further big questions arising from the academic governance debate.We are searching for two Assistant Professors in Public Administration and/or Public Policy, broadly defined, to contribute to the research program New Public Governance and to teach, primarily, in the governance and organization bachelor and the master in public administration. Thematically, we are looking for candidates with expertise on regulatory governance or new modes of (collaborative) governance between state and society and the complex societal steering mechanisms associated with that, preferably (but not restricted to) areas of algorithmic governance, quality of governance, welfare governance or governance of security. Local, national or supranational aspects of governance fall within the scope of interest. The preferred candidate has a proven track-record of international peer-reviewed publications, an appealing research agenda and the potential to acquire research subsidies. For one of the two positions, a strong profile in quantitative methods (computational social science or experimental approaches) is preferred to contribute to and complement existing strengths in the department.We offer a position in a lively and engaged department that is dedicated to outstanding research, teaching excellence and we take great pride in maintaining strong contacts with societal partners. At a faculty level, we offer a strong inter-disciplinary faculty master on strengthening societal resilience and the role of big data, and professional support for the acquisition of research subsidies through the research faculty’s institute, the Institute for Societal Resilience. At the inter-faculty level we benefit from thematic cross-faculty collaborations around the VU-theme ‘Governance for Society’ and more specific themes in the fields of, among others, security, welfare, care and migration.

Your duties

  • teaching and developing courses at the Bachelor and Master level and thesis supervision
  • undertake independent research and publish international peer-reviewed publications
  • apply for external research funding
  • take on (minor) managerial duties
  • where appropriate, co-supervise PhD students and mentor students and junior colleagues
  • actively contribute to the scholarly community of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until March 31, 2022Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Faculty of Social Sciences examines the major social problems of our time from multiple perspectives. From bullying at school to dealing with transnational immigration, from the rise of populist politicians to creating a self-reliant society. Only at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will find all the academic disciplines needed to understand these 'wicked problems': alongside the traditional disciplines such as sociology, anthropology and politics, we also research and teach the new social sciences such as communication science and management & organization science. We do not settle for easy answers in our teaching and research. Our researchers and students are critical thinkers and doers who work together to devise surprising solutions to the problems of today.Working at the Faculty of Social Sciences means working with colleagues from a range of academic disciplines in an inspiring and personal work and study environment with excellent research facilities. We employ more than 500 staff members, and we are home to around 2,500 students.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

A stimulating position in a highly committed team within a societally-engaged university and a vibrant international city. The job profile is based on the university job ranking system Universitair Docent 2 (UFO) and is vacant for 1.0 FTE. The position is towards a permanent contract (tenure).On a full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3821 (scale 11.0) and a maximum € 5230 (scale 11.11), depending on your experience. Foreign candidates may be entitled to a 30% tax break, upon approval of the Dutch tax agency.Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Given the current composition of the department, we especially welcome applications by members of underrepresented groups.

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Contact details

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
Name: Prof. dr. Madalina Busuioc
Position: Professor of Governance
E-mail: [email protected]

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