The European Languages and Cultures (ELC) degree programme is looking for two enthusiastic assistant professors (in Dutch called UD: universitair docent) in European politics and society, who will contribute significantly to the bachelor’s degree programme and especially the Poli
● providing teaching in the field of European politics and society within the Bachelor’s degree programme in ELC and in respective Master’s degree programmes, featuring the European Politics in a Global Perspective track in the MA in International Relations
● supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses in the aforementioned field
● making an active contribution to the evaluation and development of the degree programme and its individual course units
● conducting academic research in the field of European politics and society and being involved in PhD supervision
● performing administrative and organizational duties.
In the area of teaching:
● have experience with teaching university-level political science, sociology or history (and openness to develop this in a European Studies-related teaching environment)
● having experience with teaching university-level courses in the social sciences and humanities, with an emphasis on digital methods, big data and/or quantitative analysis being an advantage.
● have a sufficiently proficient command of English (at least CEFR C1 level – for reading, listening, writing, speaking) to be able to teach in English in the European Languages and Cultures degree programme
● preferably have language skills (i.e. being able to teach in that language) in one or more of the following languages: French, German, Spanish. Swedish, in addition to either of these three languages, is a bonus
● have gained the University Teaching Qualification (in Dutch: BKO) or is prepared to do so within a year
● are excellent teachers, as demonstrated by positive teaching evaluations
● are demonstrably able to make concrete contributions to the development of course units, partly by actively linking teaching to research.
In the area of research:
● have an active research agenda as demonstrated by publications in the area of expertise mentioned
● have international experience and an international network
● have the potential to obtain external research funding.
In the area of management and organization:
● are able to make a constructive contribution to multi- and interdisciplinary collaboration and a friendly, collegial atmosphere within the department
● have demonstrable administrative and organization skills.
* please note: only some of the qualifications may be used for the summary
Fixed-term contract: 12 months.
We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
– a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,746 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,826 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position
– 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
The appointment will initially be on a temporary basis for 5 years with the possibility of becoming a permanent position following a positive ‘Results and Development’ assessment. The assessment for a permanent position is possible from the third year onwards. The position entails a contract combining 60% teaching tasks with 40% research-time.
The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/new-staff/
Starting date: 1 January 2022
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