Assistant Professor in European Security | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | 0.8-1.0 fte

Assistant Professor in European Security | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | 0.8-1.0 fte

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25 Sep 15 Oct Maastricht

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FASoS is looking for an Assistant Professor within its Department of Politics, with experience in teaching and research related to European Security.

Job description

FASoS is looking for an Assistant Professor within its Department of Politics, with experience in teaching and research related to European Security.
  • You will contribute to the teaching in a variety of BA and MA programs, such as the BA programs in European Studies and the MA programs in European Studies and the Research Master European Studies.
  • Your responsibilities will encompass tutoring, course coordination, lecturing, and supervision of internships and theses.
  • The division of duties will be 60% teaching and management and 40% research, with opportunities for extended research time through external funding.
  • Research is carried out within the context of the Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences and, in particular, relating to the interdisciplinary research programme Politics and Culture in Europe.
  • You are expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding that is related to the faculty’s core research themes.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • You have a PhD degree in international relations, political science, European Studies, or another relevant social science discipline with a focus on European Security.
  • You have strong expertise on the European Union (EU) and its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) as well as security studies more generally. You may focus on questions of how the EU and/or its member states develop security and defence policies, European security following the Russian war against Ukraine, the role NATO and transatlantic relations play in European security, EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding, cooperation with other international institutions such as the United Nations, or any other topic related to the EU and the CSDP.
  • You are excited to work in an international, interdisciplinary team to collaborate in relation to teaching and research.
  • Your record of international peer-reviewed academic publications or publications of similar stature is excellent.
  • You are an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and have demonstrated ability in teaching coordination roles, in course development, and in thesis supervision.
  • You have affinity with team-teaching and the teaching philosophy behind our system of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Experience with teaching in international classrooms is preferable.
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite (Cambridge English Proficiency, level C2, orally and written). Non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch (intermediate level).

Conditions of employment

What we offer
As an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, you will be employed by the most international university in the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
  • Good employment conditions. The position is classified in pay scale 11 according to UFO profile Assistant Professor, with corresponding salary based on experience ranging from €4332,00 to €5929,00 gross per month (based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • An employment contract for a period of 12 months with a scope of 0,8 - 1,0 FTE. Upon proven suitability, the employment contract will be converted to an indefinite contract.
  • At Maastricht University, the well-being of our employees is of utmost importance, we offer flexible working hours and the possibility to work partly from home if the nature of your position allows it. You will receive a monthly commuting and internet allowance for this. If you work full-time, you will be entitled to 29 vacation days and 4 additional public holidays per year, namely carnival Monday, carnival Tuesday, Good Friday, and Liberation Day. If you choose to accumulate compensation hours, an additional 12 days will be added. Furthermore, you can personalize your employment conditions through a collective labor agreement (CAO) choice model.
  • As Maastricht University, we offer various other excellent secondary employment conditions. These include a good pension scheme with the ABP and the opportunity for UM employees to participate in company fitness and make use of the extensive sports facilities that we also offer to our students.
  • Last but certainly not least, we provide the space and facilities for personal and professional development in your field. We facilitate this by offering a wide range of training programs and support through various widely supported initiatives such as 'acknowledge and appreciate.'

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the collective labor agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, click here.


Maastricht University

Why work at Maastricht University?

At Maastricht University (UM), everything revolves around the future. The future of our students, as we work to equip them with a solid, broad-based foundation for the rest of their lives. And the future of society, as we seek solutions through our research to issues from all around the world. Our six faculties combined provide a comprehensive package of study programmes and research.

In our teaching, we use the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) method. Students work in small groups, looking for solutions to problems themselves. By discussing issues and working together to draw conclusions, formulate answers and present them to their peers, students develop essential skills for their future careers.

With over 22,300 students and more than 5,000 employees from all over the world, UM is home to a vibrant and inspiring international community.

Are you drawn to an international setting focused on education, science and scholarship? Are you keen to contribute however your skills and qualities allow? Our door is open to you! As a young European university, we value your talent and look forward to creating the future together.

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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences FASoS is a close-knit community of approximately 250 staff members and 1200 students. During breaks and before meetings, you can often find us at our favourite local coffee spot Bandito Espresso.

Communication lines within our faculty are short and colleagues are always ready to assist each other. FASoS consists of a highly international student population and a significant part of our staff comes from abroad. Our faculty offers four bachelor programs, eight masters programs and two research master programs that are all characterized by their interdisciplinary approach.

Our research institute studies societies and cultures as they have developed in the modern and contemporary periods. We adopt a radically interdisciplinary approach, analysing the interconnections between Europeanization, globalization, scientific and technological advancement, political change, and cultural innovation.

In addition to teaching and research, our colleagues enjoy expressing themselves creatively. They create podcasts, write poetry as well as fiction.

Working at FASoS means working in a challenging yet informal environment. We believe in crafting your own career path and are always ready to help you in making the most of your job. For more information about FASoS, you can visit our website FASos


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 30.8—38 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 247


Maastricht University (UM)

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