Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics

Published Deadline Location
7 Jul 5 Sep Nijmegen

Job description

Are you an experienced lecturer and researcher with expertise in quantitative methods, Dutch politics and/or democratic innovation? And are you enthusiastic about working in an academically challenging and inclusive work environment? The Political Science group at Radboud University is looking for an Assistant Professor specialised in Dutch politics and democratic innovation with a passion for teaching quantitative research methods.

The Political Science Chair group 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. You will also contribute to Bachelor’s and Master’s courses in Dutch politics and/or democratic innovation.

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

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist, and a great team player, devoted to research and education.
  • You have a PhD degree in Political Science.
  • You have expertise in Dutch politics and/or democratic innovation.
  • You are experienced in quantitative methods. Additional qualitative methods skills and/or data science skills is a plus.
  • You have an original/excellent research agenda that will complement and innovate existing research in the Comparative Politics group and the Department of Political Science at Radboud University. 
  • You have the ambition and/or demonstrated ability to attract research funding.
  • You have ample teaching experience in both Dutch and English, proven effective teaching skills, and the capacity to develop and implement innovative teaching methods. A Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO or UKO) or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • You have a proven ability to inspire and supervise young scholars (MA students and PhD candidates).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: It concerns a temporary employment for 1.5 years with the possibility of a permanent contract after positive evaluation.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 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 1.5 years with the possibility of a permanent contract after positive evaluation.
  • 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. 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 employs 300 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 5,000 students. NSM's 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. In the new mission of the Faculty this is further specified as contributing to responsible governance for sustainable societies. 
The Department of Political Science consists of scholars in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Conflict Studies. The department offers a Bachelor's programme in Political Science and seven Master's degree tracks (disciplinary and interdisciplinary), 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 Department of Political Science conducts cutting edge research into the challenges that citizens, practitioners and policymakers face today. Research is organised in two distinct, yet related, research themes: Sustainable Democracy and Conflict at the Crossroads of the Global and the National. The former addresses legitimacy challenges faced by democracies today, the consequences of those challenges for democratic stability and erosion, and the institutional change that may help to tackle such challenges and revitalise democracy. The latter focuses on how the contestation of the legitimacy of global, regional and national institutions may lead to major violent and non-violent conflict and on how such conflict may invoke institutional change.

The department’s research programme thus creates crucial knowledge contributing to the United Nations’ Strategic Development Goals. Each theme represents cutting edge research that has attracted external funding and has established cooperation with societal stakeholders. Each theme also offers disciplinary building blocks for five multidisciplinary Hot Spots at IMR: Sustainable Democracy, GLOCAL, Gender and Power in Politics and Management and EUROPAL.



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 Prof. Carolien van Ham at carolien.vanham@ru.nl.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor; Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Behaviour and society
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1193286

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

You can apply until 5 September 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. Carolien van Ham. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV, including a list of publications and contact details of at least two references.
  • Recent evaluations of education.
The first round of interviews will take place on 15 and 16 September. The second round of interviews will take place on 21 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 January 2023.
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 5 September 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. Carolien van Ham. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV, including a list of publications and contact details of at least two references.
  • Recent evaluations of education.
The first round of interviews will take place on 15 and 16 September. The second round of interviews will take place on 21 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 January 2023.
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 5 Sep 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).