Lecturer in Islam Studies

Lecturer in Islam Studies

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20 Mar 8 Apr Nijmegen

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Job description

Do you have a strong command of Modern Standard Arabic and a passion for teaching? Are you experienced in language acquisition and interested in contributing to the understanding of the Middle East and North Africa? Then apply as lecturer in Islam studies!

In its teaching and research, the Department of Islam, Politics and Society focuses mainly on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region). This region is witnessing significant social, religious and political developments. A good knowledge of Arabic is a prerequisite for studying these developments. Therefore, teaching Arabic is an important part of the department’s portfolio.

The teaching duties of the lecturer will consist of teaching the basics of Arabic language acquisition in Ba 1 (three courses) and, together with a fellow lecturer, a course in Ba 2. These Arabic courses prepare students for a stay in Cairo (NVIC) or Rabat (NIMAR) in the second semester of Ba 2. You will also maintain contacts with NVIC and NIMAR.


Radboud University


  • You have an excellent command of both written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).
  • Your have successfully completed an accredited course in teaching Arabic as a foreign language.
  • You have extensive experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language, preferably in an academic context.
  • You have knowledge of the latest insights in the field of teaching foreign languages in general and Arabic in particular.
  • You actively contribute to the implementation of Arabic language acquisition as part of the curriculum.
  • Preferably, you can teach in Dutch.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: We will give you a temporary employment contract of one year with the prospect of an indefinite contract.

  • We will give you a temporary employment contract of one year with the prospect of an indefinite contract.
  • Your salary within salary scale 10 depends on your previous education and number of years of (relevant) work experience. The amounts in the scale are based on a 38-hour working week.
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Support Service. The Dual Career Programme assists your partner via support, tools, and resources to improve their chances of independently finding employment in the Netherlands. Our Family Support Service helps you and your partner feel welcome and at home by providing customised assistance in navigating local facilities, schools, and amenities. Also take a look at our support for international staff page to discover all our services for international employees.
  • You will receive extra days off. With full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the statutory 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.


The Department Islam, Politics and Society is responsible for teaching a Bachelor’s and Master’s track in Religious Studies. We are an interdisciplinary department consisting of anthropologists, a political scientist, a scholar of Islamic studies, a philosopher, and Arabists.


  • Lecturer
  • Language and culture
  • Doctorate
  • 21.006.24



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