Assistant Professor of Sociology (1,0 FTE)

Assistant Professor of Sociology (1,0 FTE)

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24 Dec 24 Jan Utrecht

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Job description

The Department of Sociology has a job opening for an Assistant Professor. The Assistant Professor works at the Department of Sociology, which has a strong research tradition in a wide range of topics in sociology including social inequality, crime, migration and integration, social networks, cooperative relationships, families and work, and computational sociology. It is part of the Dutch research school Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS).

We teach a Bachelor's programme in Sociology and two Master's programmes: the one-year Master's “Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems” and a two-year Research Master's “Sociology and Social Research”. The position has 70% teaching and 30% research time. 

Core activities include:

  • participating in teaching at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. The candidate will give lectures and independently contribute to teaching on different topics and curricula (the Bachelor's, the one-year academic Master's and the two-year Research Master's);
  • contribution to the development of courses in the Bachelor's, academic Master's and Research Master's;
  • participating in the research programme 'Social Networks, Solidarity and Inequality';
  • publishing research findings in international scientific journals;
  • contributing to the acquisition of external research funding for the benefit of the research programme.


Utrecht University


  • a teamplayer;
  • a PhD in sociology or a closely related field, e.g., social psychology, economics with affinity to problem-driven quantitative sociology;
  • proven excellent academic teaching skills and the ability to coordinate and improve courses;
  • being able to teach in Dutch as well as in English will be an asset. Candidates who do not speak Dutch will be requested to learn to speak Dutch as soon as possible to such a degree that teaching in Dutch will also be possible after some time;
  • strong track record in research;
  • crime, families and work, migration and integration, or computational social science;
  • have obtained the Basic Teaching Qualification (at Utrecht University or equal) or willing to achieve this qualification in the near future.

Conditions of employment

We offer a position (1.0 FTE) for one year. Upon a positive assessment the position will become permanent. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,746 and €5,826 (scale 11/12 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.


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 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 science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Almost 6.000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues. 


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5826 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1136576



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