Full Professor Interdisciplinary Social Science: Relations between Groups and Cultures (1.0 FTE)

Full Professor Interdisciplinary Social Science: Relations between Groups and Cultures (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
2 Dec 6 Jan Utrecht
Utrecht University's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a Full Professor Interdisciplinary Social Science: Relations between Groups and Cultures (1.0 FTE). Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

Job description

This chair is embedded in the section Interdisciplinary Social Science of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University. As a chair holder you use a theory-driven approach to generate interdisciplinary social science knowledge that addresses urgent societal issues. You are an academic with a strong international reputation. You are dedicated to delivering high quality research and education together with the team, helping junior faculty develop their independent careers and stimulate an inclusive environment.

Teaching
As a chair holder you have an important responsibility in teaching and student supervision, and contribute to the curriculum development in undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programmes. Teaching activities concern the Bachelor's Programme Interdisciplinary Social Science; the Academic Master's Programmes Social Policy and Public Health and Youth Studies; the Research Master's Programme Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism; and the PhD Programme within the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). You initiate and oversee curriculum development and innovation.


Research
In the area of research you generate and disseminate interdisciplinary social science knowledge and promote its societal application. You bring relevant expertise that may pertain to understanding the implications of cultural diversity and promoting positive relations between ethnic, religious and national groups. The application of this expertise may cover educational, organizational and policy settings in local, regional and (inter)national contexts. Your expertise matches with and complements the section’s existing areas of expertise, which include research and evidence-based practice in youth studies and in public health.

Leadership
You are a team builder who also invests in supporting the careers of scientific staff in the chair. Furthermore, you actively take on managerial and administrative responsibility within the section, department, or faculty.

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

In accordance with current practice in the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 60% of the appointment involves teaching and 40% involves research. Ideally your eligibility is exemplified by:

Teaching

  • enthusiasm and experience in teaching and student supervision;
  • extensive experience with curriculum development and innovation, and educational management;
  • active and shown commitment to internationalization and teaching international students.


Research

  • outstanding research achievement demonstrated by sustained high quality publications, both as first and senior author, that have innovated the field;
  • proven societal impact of research, demonstrated by knowledge dissemination to and/or implementation by societal stakeholders;
  • proven ability to obtain external research funding;
  • broad network of international collaborators, participation in international research consortia, and/or international research management roles.

Leadership
  • highly motivated to help junior colleagues develop their independent careers (e.g. in research and teaching);
  • team orientation: positive, interdependent attitude and proven ability to forge connection with coworkers;
  • active societal role by collaborating with societal partners, participating in professional organizations, or initiating societal debate;
  • experience and willingness to take on managerial roles within the section, department or faculty.
Early to mid-career candidates who do not meet all qualifications yet, but expect to be able to meet them within a period of 3-5 years, are also invited to apply. In this case you may be offered a career-track position towards this chair.

Conditions of employment

We offer a full-time position (1.0 FTE). The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €5,582 and €9,812 (scale H2-H1 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.


Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may be eligible for a special expense allowance scheme: the 30% facility. The Tax and Customs Administration decides whether employees meet the necessary conditions.

Employer

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.


The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old centre and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in Cultural Anthropology, Educational Sciences, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. The Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences plays a significant role in Utrecht University’s strategic themes Institutions for open Societies, and Dynamics of Youth.

More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has about 850 faculty and staff members, all contributing individually to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact the committee chair, Prof J.B.F. de Wit (Head of the Section Interdisciplinary Social Science) via j.dewit@uu.nl. A profile report/outline of the chair ('structuurrapport') is available upon request.

Specifications

  • Professor, associate professor, assistant professor & lecturer
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €5582—€9812 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1080633

Employer

Location

Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please upload your letter of application and curriculum vitae, including a list of publications via the 'application' button below.

Make sure to apply no later than 6 Jan 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).