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Are you an expert in the geographical aspects of (inter)national conflicts? Then you have a part to play as Assistant Professor of Geography of Conflicts. You will further expand the research in your field with new and exciting projects, as well as teach students how violent conflicts can be analysed and addressed.
You will contribute to the high quality of research and teaching, notably research in the Geography and Geopolitics of Conflicts and related issues, teach courses and lead fieldwork excursions at the Master's degree level, and supervise students writing their Master's theses, specifically in the very popular master track called 'Conflicts, Territories and Identities'. Your high-quality research should lead to disseminations in academic and professional outlets (international journals, books etc.). Experience in the dissemination of research results through contacts with practice organisations and practitioners, policymakers and/or media is advantageous. You may also be asked to contribute to the supervision of PhD candidates. Together with colleagues, you will contribute to the further development of the Human Geography research agenda by participating in developing research projects and applying for external research funding.
The Human Geography group covers a broad scope of different topics but is united in the application of a diverse set of socio-spatial theories and approaches to these topics, which can be characterised as critical but constructive. In the field of conflict studies, we closely collaborate with the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management. We seek to enhance this collaboration with expertise explicitly focused on the geographical and geopolitical aspects of conflicts which could include knowledge on one or more relevant topics, such as conflicts over natural resources, land grabbing, socio-spatial identification, polarisation, terrorism, radicalisation, racism, postcolonial divides, populist and counter movements, urban uprising/violence, defence and security policies, new modalities and technologies of warfare, and climate change and conflict.
We are explicitly looking for an inspiring colleague and team player. We feel committed to the 'recognition and rewarding' initiative of Dutch universities; we believe that the best way to foster and support our high ambitions is by contributing to a lively and inspiring research and teaching culture and community.
Fixed-term contract: Structural position, with the possibility of a permanent contract.
The Human Geography Group focuses on research and teaching in Urban and Cultural Geography, Border Studies, Political Geography and Geopolitics, Conflict Studies, Globalisation, Migration and Development, Economic Geography, and Cultural Geography of Tourism. We are committed to a critical but constructive approach and want to make a difference in respect to current societal problems. At the same time, we are academically ambitious and inspired by international academic debates and the latest developments in social theories, which we experience as highly relevant to our research and teaching. We closely collaborate with other disciplines within Radboud University (e.g. the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management within our own Nijmegen School of Management, or the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences), with other universities in the Netherlands (e.g. the Cultural Geography Group of Wageningen University and Research), and with universities and institutions abroad such as the University of Zurich, University of Neuchatel, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Open University in Milton Keynes, University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Universitat Pompeu in Barcelona, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), the Mahanirban Research Group (Calcutta, India), etc.
The Nijmegen School of Management is an academic centre of research and higher learning. It has seven focus areas: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach whenever possible. Altogether, NSM employs 350 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics.
Both Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes are offered in the seven focus areas mentioned above. The educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. NSM currently has approximately 5,000 students. NSM's research activities fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR). Under the motto 'Responsible Governance for Sustainable Societies', our researchers carry out state-of-the-art research into complex problems of governance and management, in order to explain the causes of these problems, and to use that knowledge to create potential solutions. They combine knowledge and expertise from multiple disciplines with collaboration with relevant societal actors.
Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen
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