Erasmus University Rotterdam EUR, The Netherlands

Assistant Professor Job of International Governance at Erasmus Uni, Netherlands 2022

The Netherlands

Assistant Professor Job of International Governance is available for doctoral degree candidates in Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Public Policy, Political Economy, or another closely related field at the Department of Public Administration & Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands 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 to € 5943 gross per month

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


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Qualification Details

  • PhD in Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Public Policy, Political Economy, or another closely related field
  • Developing publication record with publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Ability to teach in English (ability to teach in Dutch is highly appreciated)
  • Interest in working in an interdisciplinary and international research group
  • Interest to develop a societal impact profile on national or/and international level.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Department of Public Administration & Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam invites candidates for a position of Assistant Professor of International Governance. The position is available as of 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.


We are looking for an assistant professor of international governance, specialized in international development.

The focus of the position is on the governance aspects of international development. The successful candidate will have a research interest, an emerging publication record, and some teaching experience in the broad area of the governance and political economy of international development, including the topics of development aid, international (development) organizations, and South-South cooperation. Expertise in non-Western and other hitherto underrepresented perspectives will be desirable, as will be affinity with both empirical and normative dimensions of the field.

However, you can also apply if your expertise lies in one of these areas and you are interested in extending it. You will be teaching courses on the cross section of international governance and international development. This means that you will participate in several public administration programs, at both bachelor and master levels. Finally, an important part of your job consists of supervising master’s theses.

The teaching and research obligations will be respectively 60% and 40% of your contract hours.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct research into international governance and development
  • Contribute to teaching in the relevant fields in undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Advise and supervise student research using both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Contribute to the department’s development through administrative tasks.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: ESSB/20220414/DPAS

Application Procedure

Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV, as a single PDF file, not later than 6-5-2022 via Academic Transfer citing vacancy International Governance.

The selection procedure consists of 2 interviews (remote and in person). Candidates invited for the interviews will be expected to submit teaching and research statements at a relative short notice. The first round of interviews is expected to be held in the week of 23-5-2022.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit

Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

DPAS covers the disciplines of Public Administration and Sociology. Two related scientific fields with different profiles. Public Administration studies governance capacity and policy interventions. It focuses on the institutional power to organize and intervene in the relations between different social, political and economic actors. Public Administration in Rotterdam goes well beyond the public realm itself and pays attention to public-private cooperation and networks of organizations. Sociology investigates the social structure of societies and the way it evolves. Sociologists in Rotterdam focus among other things on processes of globalization and individualization and on the effects of these processes on international social relations, the labor market or family relations. Related social problems that are studied are migration, flexibilization and solidarity. The perspectives of Public Administration and Sociology complement each other. Together they guarantee a highly relevant and scientific approach to topical administrative and social issues. The bachelor- and masterprogrammes of DPAS are build on this profile and educate students to become scientifically schooled professionals.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The start date of this position is 01. August 2022 and you will be based at ESSB / DPAS in Rotterdam. The position is for 0,8-1 FTE. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 3821 to a maximum of € 5943 gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with scale 11 or 12 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

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Contact details

You can find more information about the EUR and ESSB at­­­­­­­­­.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained by contacting Prof. Dr. Markus Haverland ([email protected]).

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