Assistant Professor of Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science

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17 Sep yesterday Nijmegen

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Job description

The chair group of Political Science at the Nijmegen School of Management (Radboud University) is looking for an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics to help sustain our teaching in research methods (quantitative and qualitative) and further expand our research profile in comparative politics. You will contribute to the continuous high quality of education in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in political science, particularly where quantitative and qualitative research methods in comparative politics are concerned.

This is an Assistant Professor position for 4 years, with time allocated both for both teaching and for research.

You will become part of a growing team of enthusiastic scholars in comparative politics. Together with the chair and colleagues in comparative politics, you will contribute to the development of a new research institute for the study of democracy and representative government. Further, you will participate in applications for external research funding (supported by our grant expert team) and develop your own research projects.


Radboud University


  • A PhD degree in Political Science.
  • High-quality research output, evidenced by a publication record in internationally recognised high-quality journals.
  • The ambition and/or demonstrated ability to attract research funding.
  • Ample teaching experience, proven effective teaching skills, the capacity to develop and implement innovative teaching methods, and proven ability to supervise the development and implementation of academic study programmes. A Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO or UKO) or equivalent would be an advantage. Experience with teaching courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods in comparative politics is required.
  • Proven ability to inspire and supervise young scholars (MA students and PhD candidates).
  • Proven ability to cooperate in a team environment.
  • International experience and network.
  • Excellent English language skills and a willingness to learn Dutch (if applicable).
  • Knowledge about Dutch politics would be appreciated.
  • Experience with dissemination of research results through contacts with practitioners, policy makers and/or media would be appreciated.
Candidates with more than 6 years of academic experience following their PhD will not be considered for this position.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,978 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 4 years.
  • The intended start date is 1 January 2020.
  • Radboud University offers a dynamic position in an attractive work environment and has excellent conditions of employment, including an attractive retirement scheme and (partly paid) maternity leave.
  • Under special circumstances, applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is tax free.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?


Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!


Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen

The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education at Radboud University, focusing on institutional and managerial issues concerning complex organisations in both the public and private domains. It covers seven disciplines: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. The NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach whenever possible. The NSM employs 265 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. The NSM currently has approximately 4,500 students.

The chair group of Political Science comprises five chairs: Empirical Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations, Contesting Europeanisation, and Comparative Politics. The chair group offers a Bachelor's degree programme and six Master's degree tracks in Political Science. The educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. Research activities fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR). Under the motto 'Creating Knowledge for Society', IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions.


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Economics
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • max. €4978 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1062786



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