Assistant Professor: Resilience in Youth

Assistant Professor: Resilience in Youth

Published Deadline Location
29 Jul 21 Aug Nijmegen

Job description

Are you a scientist with a PhD degree in the social, behavioural, or brain sciences? And are you interested in being a driving force in further developing research and teaching on resilience in youth? Then you have a part to play as assistant professor. You will work on this interdisciplinary topic on our modern, sustainable campus where you can put your ideas to the test and push your boundaries.

As an assistant professor you will conduct research and teach in a .50-.50 division. Under the topic “resilience in youth” we will invest in research on the development of resilience in children and young people and their functioning in society. This will enable us to answer research questions such as:

  • What conditions do we need to create in order for our children to grow up into adults who can survive successfully and develop optimally in a rapidly changing world?
  • How can we help children and young people face complex social challenges, such as the coronavirus pandemic; how do we prevent these from pulling them under?
  • How do we ensure that young people can make the most of the opportunities available to them, such as in education or on the job market, and how do we limit inequality in this regard?
  • And also: how do we prepare children and young people so that they are optimally involved in and function in society over the course of their lives? How do they become responsible citizens?

This topic connects with the research programmes of the Behavioural Science Institute and Donders Centre for Cognition within our Faculty.

You will teach in one of our teaching programmes: psychology or pedagogical sciences and education. You will also support students in reflecting on their academic and professional development.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • You have a PhD degree in the social, behavioural or brain sciences.
  • You are an inspiring lecturer and you have experience in academic teaching in Dutch and English.
  • You are actively involved in developments in the didactic field. Experience with innovations in education is an advantage.
  • You have experience contributing to research projects, and experience supervising PhD candidates is a plus.
  • You have good qualifications in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, and experience with different research paradigms.
  • You have an affinity for ensuring that your research has a broader societal impact.
  • You preferably have experience with open science or are willing to follow this approach.
  • You are prepared to regularly apply for external funding. Experience with successful grant application is valued.
  • You have a proactive attitude, are flexible and development-oriented.
  • Organizational and managerial experience is a plus.
  • You have excellent communication skills and enjoy team work.
  • You hold a basic teaching qualification (BKO) or are willing to obtain it in the near future.
  • You have an excellent command of Dutch (C1/C2) and English (C2) or are willing to obtain these qualifications in the foreseeable future.

Conditions of employment

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

  • Your role is for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE and a temporary position for 1.5 years, with the possibility of a permanent position after positive evaluation.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €6,181 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11 or 12).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • 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 Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is one of Radboud University's seven faculties. It is a large and ambitious faculty with approximately 5,400 students and more than 800 staff members. In the faculty, education and research are valued equally and, are above all, intertwined. Other ambitions in the faculty strategy include: strengthening the Bachelor's/Master's/Post-Master's chain; interdisciplinary work in education and research; an increased focus on sustainability; reducing workload; promoting team science; careful recognition and rewards; a good personnel policy, and promoting a good work and study environment. 

The faculty has three research institutes: Radboud Social Cultural Research (RSCR), the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI), and the Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC). Faculty education is accommodated in the Educational Institute of Social Sciences, which includes programmes in psychology, artificial intelligence, pedagogical sciences and educational science, communication science, sociology, anthropology and developmental sociology, as well as our postgraduate education at the Radboud Center for Social Sciences.

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 hr.fsw@ru.nl.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor; Education
  • Behaviour and society
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1194676

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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Application procedure

You can apply until 21 August 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Evelyn Kroesbergen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
  • A research statement in which you give a short summary of your research achievements and a proposal for future research.
  • A teaching statement in which you describe your teaching beliefs and practices.
The first rounds of interviews will take place on 29 August, 5 September or 7 September. You would preferably begin employment between 1 October 2022 and 1 December 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 21 August 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Evelyn Kroesbergen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.
  • A research statement in which you give a short summary of your research achievements and a proposal for future research.
  • A teaching statement in which you describe your teaching beliefs and practices.
The first rounds of interviews will take place on 29 August, 5 September or 7 September. You would preferably begin employment between 1 October 2022 and 1 December 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 21 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).