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2 Assistant Professor Positions in Sociology at Utrecht University, Netherlands Mar 2022

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2 Assistant Professor Positions in Sociology including social inequality, crime, migration and integration, social networks for PhD degree in Sociology or a closely related field, e.g., social psychology, economics, with affinity to problem-driven quantitative sociology and expertise in the fields of crime, social network analysis, advanced statistics or computational sociology is available at the Department of Sociology at Utrecht 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: 1 year
Salary: ranges between €3,821 and €5,943

Workplace:
Department of Sociology

Utrecht University (UU), the Netherlands

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Qualification Details

  • We welcome in particular colleagues with expertise in the fields of crime, social network analysis, advanced statistics or computational sociology, but also colleagues in other fields are encouraged to apply.
  • We are looking for a colleague with interpersonal abilities who is able to inspire colleagues to make a team effort.
  • Having a good track-record in research is an asset next to experience with writing research proposals to obtain research grants.
  • You have obtained teaching skills from experience in academic teaching. Being able to teach in Dutch as well as English will be an asset. Candidates who do not speak Dutch will be requested to learn to speak Dutch as soon as possible such that also teaching in Dutch is possible after some time. If you are not yet in the possession of a Basic Teaching Qualification we will request you to achieve this qualification in the near future.
  • We require a PhD degree in Sociology or a closely related field, e.g., social psychology, economics, with affinity to problem-driven quantitative sociology.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Sociology has a job opening for 2 assistant professors.

The assistant professors work at the Department of Sociology, which has strong research traditions in a wide range of topics in sociology including social inequality, crime, migration and integration, social networks, cooperative relationships, families and work, and computational sociology. It is part of the Dutch research school Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS).

We teach a bachelor's programme in sociology and two master programmes: the one-year master’s programme “Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems” and a two-year research master’s programme “Sociology and Social Research”.

The position has 60% teaching and 40% research time.

Tasks

The core tasks include:

  • Participating in teaching at a bachelor’s and master’s level. The candidate will give lectures and independently contribute to teaching on different topics and curricula (the bachelor, the one-year academic master and the two-year research master).
  • Participating in the research programme 'Social Networks, Solidarity and Inequality'.
  • Publishing research findings in (high impact) international scientific journals.
  • Contributing to the acquisition of external research funding for the benefit of the research programme.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your application accompanied by a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least two persons who are able to provide a professional reference. You can apply via the button below.

Interviews will be held between 19 and 22 April. The interviews will preferably take place at Utrecht Science Park.

We are aiming to be able to fill the position by August 2022 at the latest.

The application deadline is 27 March 2022.

About the Organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences, and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Almost 6.000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues.

We strive to be a diverse and inclusive community and we feel that taking different perspectives into account adds value to teaching and research. Our cooperation with regard to our teaching, research and support activities is based on equality, diversity, inclusion, openness, accessibility and mutual respect.

About the Employer:

Offer

We offer a position (1.0 FTE) for a period of one year. In case of a good performance, permanent employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,821 and €5,943 (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

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Contact details

prof. Vincent Buskens, via [email protected].

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