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Assistant Professor Job in Political Science at Vrije Uni, Netherlands 2022

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Assistant Professor Job in Political Science 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: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: €3821 and €5230/month

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • a PhD in political science, with
  • a strong profile in quantitative research methods
  • a proven track record in publishing in high-quality international refereed journals
  • an attractive research agenda that fits the political science research program “Multi-layered governance in Europe and beyond”
  • preferably, demonstrable experience with high-quality teaching in political science
  • (proven) ability and willingness to apply for external research funding
  • excellent command of the English language
  • a willingness to acquire a working knowledge of Dutch within two years of the appointment (for non-Dutch applicants)
  • the ability to work in a team as well as independently

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is searching for an Assistant Professor in Political Science who has a strong profile in quantitative methods in political science and can convey this expertise in teaching and research. Thematically we are open to a broad range of fields, but we are specifically interested in expertise in international security, (international) political economy, political parties, and/or political behaviour.Do you have a compelling research agenda that can contribute to our research program on 'Multi-Layered Governance in Europe and beyond'? Then this may be an interesting offer for you. You need to hold a PhD in political science and, ideally, demonstrate experience in teaching with positive evaluations. You maintain international research networks. You have a proven track record of high-quality international publications, and the potential to acquire research grants.As an Assistant Professor, you are expected to be able to teach a variety of courses in political science at Bachelor and Master level. This may also be in the Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and the Master in Law and Politics of International Security. You conduct research, publish this in international, refereed journals and, where feasible, spread the findings to a wider public. Besides, you are active in acquiring external research funding, alone or with colleagues, and you may co-supervise PhD candidates.The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is committed to high quality academic education and research. Our educational programs include Political Science (bachelor and master), Governance and Organization (bachelor), and Public Administration (master). We collaborate with the faculties of Humanities and Economics in the bachelor Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and with the Law Faculty in the master Law and Politics of International Security. Our research is organized in two programs: 'Multi-layered governance in Europe and beyond' and 'New modes of public governance'. A central theme in our teaching and research in political science is the way in which domestic politics and international relations have become systematically interconnected.

Your duties

  • teach and coordinate a variety of courses in political science at the bachelor and the master level
  • undertake independent research and realize 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, 2022 . Applications received by email 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 & organizational science. We don't 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 University Lecturer 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: Ben Crum
Position: Professor of Political Science
E-mail: [email protected]Telephone: +31205986821

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