Assistant Professor in Research Methodology for the Social Sciences

Assistant Professor in Research Methodology for the Social Sciences

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7 Feb 14 Apr Tilburg

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Job description

As a researcher, you conduct excellent (meta-)research on (novel) qualitative & quantitative or mixed methods applied to the social sciences. We encourage the candidate to collaborate with (substantive) researchers in our School and others to apply the new methods and provide advice on the design and implementation of qualitative and mixed-methods research studies.

As a lecturer, you teach general and specialist courses in social science research methodology to multi-disciplinary groups of (bachelor and research master) students of social sciences programs to which our department contributes. Teaching includes coordinating one or two courses, teaching lectures and tutorials, and supervising research internships, bachelor theses, and master theses. The position also involves contributing to management.


Tilburg University


We are looking for a talented researcher with an ambitious research agenda and a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher in qualitative & quantitative social science research methodology. The successful candidate should demonstrate experience with qualitative research methodology. Experience that builds upon mixed methods combining qualitative and quantitative methods is a plus. The research agenda of the candidate should reflect this expertise as well. Furthermore, we expect the successful candidate to have sufficient expertise in quantitative research methods at the level of teaching introductory courses in the bachelor programs of our department.
Candidates have a (nearly) completed PhD and an excellent (early career) track record in publishing research findings in recognized scientific journals on qualitative or mixed-methods research. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with demonstrable experience in (co-)teaching a large-scale course and supervising students. We expect the candidate to hold or acquire the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ; in Dutch: BKO) and good command of English (C2 level).

Conditions of employment


Your valuable contribution will be rewarded with attractive benefits and sufficient attention to work-life balance. Our offer includes:
•    A position based on 0.8-1.0 FTE (32- 40 hours)
•    This is a vacancy for a structural position in accordance with Article 2.3, paragraph 1 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) for Dutch Universities and concerns a temporary employment contract with a view to permanent employment. You will initially receive a temporary employment contract for the duration 18 months (external candidates), with a view to permanent employment (assistant, associate, or full professor).
•    A salary ranging from a minimum of €4.332 to a maximum of €5.929,--gross per month for full time employment, based on UFO profile Assistant Professor 2 and salary scale 11 of the CLA for Dutch Universities. 

In addition to your monthly salary, you will receive 41 vacation days (for a 40-hour work week), a holiday allowance (8%), and a year-end bonus (8.3%). We reimburse the full cost of sustainable commuting: walking, cycling, or public transportation. We have a moving expenses scheme that makes it attractive to live close to the university. You will be enrolled in the ABP pension fund through us. Our Options Model allows you to choose from a variety of facilities at a tax advantage. You can work in a hybrid manner: on campus and, for a reimbursement, from home. Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance of 30% of their taxable salary if they meet the relevant conditions. The university applies for this allowance on their behalf.


  • Education; Research, development, innovation
  • 22126



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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