Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam VU, The Netherlands

Assistant Professor in Global Climate and Energy Governance – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022

The Netherlands

Assistant Professor position in Global Climate and Energy Governance is available for applicants with a doctoral degree at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, in July 2022.

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 6 Years
Salary: 3.821 to 5,230 Euro/Month

Environmental Policy Analysis department

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • a PhD in Political Science or International Relations with an empirical focus on climate and/or energy governance
  • research interest and academic track record in climate change and energy governance
  • you have experience with and enjoy academic teaching
  • you have excellent methodological and communicative skills
  • you value teamwork and show academic leadership

Responsibilities/Job Description

You are expected to contribute to the department’s research and teaching on climate and energy governance, as well as administrative tasks to support the department and the institute. We increasingly premier team-based science and novel collaborations and you are encouraged to collaborate with researchers and societal partners within and outside the IVM.

You will also be expected to develop a research line in the field of climate and energy governance, demonstrated by inter alia papers published in high-quality academic journals, acquiring research funding from external sources, and liaising with stakeholders outside academia. The position also involves teaching and coordinating courses in the department’s teaching portfolio, including Environment and Resource Master programme, the Political Science master programme, and other related courses and programmes.

The successful candidate should also have affinity with and contribute to implementing the department’s, the institute’s and the VU’s commitment to develop a culturally and socially diverse work environment. We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values therefore we particularly support women to apply for this position.

  • developing a (largely externally funded) research programme in climate and energy governance, including supervision of PhD students
  • teaching master and bachelor students, including course coordination and thesis supervision, in courses that are part of the department’s teaching portfolio
  • publishing articles and other forms of writing and presenting research in high quality journals
  • contributing to administrative tasks and responsibilities in the department and the institute
  • engaging in team work by seeking out collaborations with members of the department as well as other groups at the institute,
  • engaging with stakeholder from outside academia through research and/or teaching, striving for making a change towards a sustainable future
  • contributing to a pleasant, diverse, and safe work environment at the institute

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter

The best selected candidates will receive an invitation for interviews. The first interviews will take place online on 13 July 2022. Candidates will be asked to prepare a short presentation on their current research & teaching activities. The second interview round will be on-site at VU Amsterdam in the last week of August. Candidates will be asked to prepare a short lecture; thereafter an interview with the committee will take place. Candidates will receive a tour at the Institute and will be introduced to new potential colleagues.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

A challenging position in a socially involved organisation. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3.821 (scale 11) and a maximum €5,230 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE. There is flexibility in the starting date.

We offer a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor, initially for the duration of six years. During the period, performance will be evaluated in terms of teaching, publication record, and acquisition of prestigious personal grants or equivalent project funding. After a successful evaluation permanent employment will be granted.

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)
  • child daycare facilities available on campus
  • good paid parental leave scheme
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • possibility to save holiday hours

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Contact details

Name: Dr Ina Lehmann or Prof. Philipp Pattberg
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Website: www.ivm.vu.nl

Sara Veldhorst
Relocation Advisor at VU Amsterdam
[email protected]
T +31 20 59 86212

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