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We are looking for a new faculty member to expand our academic staff in the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISW) of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The department’s research activities are organized in three programmes: ‘Social Policy and Public Health’, ‘Migration, Cultural Diversity, and Ethnic Relations’ and ‘Youth in Changing Cultural Contexts’.
Teaching and research related to the appointment will focus on topics from the programme ‘Youth in Changing Cultural Contexts’. This programme centers on identifying opportunities for young people to thrive and grow within diverse contexts, including that of the family, peers, school and society. We seek to understand the interplay between these contexts and individual characteristics and their effects on adolescent and young adult risk behaviours, digital media use, mental health and social relations. Our research encompasses and combines quantitative survey research, including longitudinal and international comparative studies, qualitative research, including in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, and experimental studies in the lab and the field.
The position contains a standard combination of teaching activities (60%) and research activities (40%), preferably starting no later than September 2022. In case you wish to focus your career on teaching, an 70% teaching and 30% research appointment is also possible, temporary or structural.
The core tasks will include:
We believe in a balance between individual and collective achievements. That’s why we assess, acknowledge and value individual as well as team performances. We stimulate academic leadership and motivate good academic leadership at all levels. We encourage sharing the results of scientific research with societal partners and the general public to increase the impact of our work and contribute to a better society.
We are looking for enthusiastic colleagues who identify with our academic values and meet the following requirements:
We offer a temporary position (0.8 – 1.0 FTE) for one year in an international work environment. After a positive evaluation, a permanent position can be offered. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,974 and €6,181 per month for full-time employment (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement of Universities in the Netherlands). Salaries are supplemented by a holiday bonus of 8% per year and an annual year-end bonus of 8.3%.
In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists at Utrecht University in undertaking their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate close around major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe, undertaking research and providing academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Almost 7,000 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 1,100 faculty and staff members, all contribution to the training and education of new talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues. The department of Interdisciplinary Social Science is located at Utrecht Science Park, in the Sjoerd Groenman building.
Padualaan 14, 3584 CH, Utrecht
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