The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is searching for an Assistant Professor in Political Science with expertise in comparative politics in an international context. The envisaged candidate is to teach courses in comparative politics and related themes and undertake research that contributes to our research program. We are keen to have a colleague who is methodologically self-reflective and commands distinctive skills in quantitative and/or qualitative methods. Given the range of expertise in the department, we particularly welcome applicants who hold expertise on (parts of) the Global South. Other thematic interests that would enrich our political science team include political parties, political violence, processes of democratization, and digital politics.
Do you have a compelling research agenda that can contribute to our research programme on 'Multi-Layered Governance in Europe and beyond'? Then this may be an interesting offer for you. You need to hold a PhD in political science and demonstrate experience in teaching with positive evaluations. You maintain international research networks. You have a proven track record of high-quality international publications, and the potential to acquire research grants.
As an Assistant Professor, you are expected to be able to teach a variety of courses in political science at Bachelor and Master level. This may also be in the Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and the Master in Law and Politics of International Security. You conduct research, publish this in international, refereed journals and, where feasible, spread the findings to a wider public. Besides, you are active in acquiring external research funding, alone or with colleagues, and you may co-supervise PhD candidates.
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is committed to high quality academic education and research. Our educational programmes include Political Science (bachelor and master), Governance and Organisation (bachelor), and Public Administration (master). We collaborate with the faculties of Humanities and Economics in the bachelor Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and with the Law Faculty in the master Law and Politics of International Security. Our research is organized in two programmes: 'Multi-layered governance in Europe and beyond' and 'New modes of public governance'. A central theme in our teaching and research in political science is the way in which domestic politics and international relations have become systematically interconnected.Your duties
- teach and coordinate a variety of courses in political science at the bachelor and the master level
- undertake independent research and realize international high-ranked peer-reviewed publications
- apply for external research funding
- take on (minor) managerial duties
- where appropriate, co-supervise PhD students and mentor students and junior colleagues
- actively contribute to the scholarly community of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration