Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies

Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies

Published Deadline Location
30 Jun 4 Sep Nijmegen

Job description

Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist? Are you a great team member, devoted to research and education? The Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management – Chair group Political Science at the Nijmegen School of Management calls for a new Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies to help further expand their research and education profile. 
The Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM) at the Political Science Chair group of the Nijmegen School of Management (Radboud University) is looking for a new Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies to help further expand our research and education profile. You will contribute to the continuous high quality of education, notably teaching (elective) Bachelor's degree courses and supervising both Political Science and Human Geography students writing their Master's degree theses. You will conduct high-quality research that should lead to publications in high-ranking international journals. Experience with disseminating research results through contacts with practitioners, policy makers and/or the media will be a plus. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the further development of the CICAM-Political Science research agenda through applications for external research funding and by developing your own research projects.

Existing expertise within CICAM-Political Science includes conflict analysis, and research on state and non-state governance and external intervention in conflict-affected settings, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. CICAM research is characterised by in-depth, qualitative fieldwork, critical reflection on dominant frameworks, discourses and practices of conflict analysis and intervention, and a keen interest in the interactions between 'local' and 'global' actors.

Ideally, your research profile will reinforce and complement our thematic and geographical expertise. Geographically, your area of expertise should ideally include (Eastern) Europe and the former USSR, Latin America, or South-East Asia. And thematically, we are particularly interested if you have expertise in the following themes: social movements and civil society and their roles in peace and conflict; the nexus of humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding; or the interface of climate change (adaptation), natural resources and conflict. Experience in teaching on peace negotiations and mediation (including simulations) would be an advantage.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • You hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Political Science, Development Studies, (Political) Anthropology, Human Geography), and a demonstrated affinity with Political Science.
  • You fit the CICAM-Political Science research profile.
  • You are able to contribute to academic debates on peace and conflict, demonstrated by publications in international journals.
  • You are an enthusiastic teacher, with ample teaching experience and proven effective teaching skills. A Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO) or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • Experience with teaching courses in conflict and peace studies and/or qualitative and quantitative methods is desirable; an ability to supervise MA students would be an advantage.
  • You have international experience and a network of international contacts.
  • You have excellent English language skills and are willing to learn Dutch (if applicable).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: One year, with possibility of extension into a permanent position.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €5,439 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for one year, with the possibility of extension into a permanent position.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Employer

The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations. There are seven disciplines within NSM: Business Administration; Public Administration; Political Science; Economics and Business Economics; Social and Political Sciences of the Environment; Human Geography; and Spatial Planning. 
NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. Its educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching, providing a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. NSM employs 300 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. NSM currently has approximately 5,000 students.

The Political Science Chair group is built around two Chairs: Empirical Political Science and International Relations, the latter including Peace and Conflict Studies. The chair group offers a Bachelor's degree programme in Political Science and six Master's degree tracks, each leading to a Master's degree 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.

The Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM) is embedded in the chair group of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department of Political Science. The position of Associate Professor of Conflict Studies will be based at CICAM. CICAM is a multidisciplinary institute, conducting academic research and offering education in the field of conflict, peace and intervention in conflict-affected settings, aimed at students across Radboud University. CICAM actively engages in societal services regarding these themes (creating awareness, informing, advising).

The research activities of the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR). Under the motto 'Responsible governance for sustainable societies', IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions. The academic debate is organised in the IMR Academy; the PhD programme is organised in the IMR Doctoral School. In addition to the interdisciplinary research programme on Responsible Organisation, there are six multidisciplinary research groups at IMR, which are linked to strategic and scientifically and societally relevant issues. IMR also hosts the Individual Decision lab and the Group Decision lab, which are especially suited for studying collaboration in complex contexts and collective decision-making.


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 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

Additional information

For questions about the position, please contact Mathijs van Leeuwen, Associate Professor at or Mathijs.vanleeuwen@ru.nl. Alternatively, you can contact Maarten Cras, Course and Research Employee at maarten.cras@ru.nl.

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Economics; Behaviour and society
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1192357

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Location

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Application procedure

You can apply until 4 September, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Mathijs van Leeuwen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A motivation letter.
  • Your CV, including a list of publications and contact details of at least two references.
  • Recent teaching evaluations.
The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 14 September. The second round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 28 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 November 2022.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Application procedure

Application procedure

You can apply until 4 September, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Mathijs van Leeuwen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A motivation letter.
  • Your CV, including a list of publications and contact details of at least two references.
  • Recent teaching evaluations.
The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 14 September. The second round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 28 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 November 2022.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

Make sure to apply no later than 4 Sep 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).