Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,1.00 fte, 6-year tenure-track position

Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,1.00 fte, 6-year tenure-track position

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7 Sep 8 Oct Maastricht

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Job description

FASoS is seeking an assistant professor with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in International Relations. A special focus on external policies of the EU (such as EU Trade Policy and EU development policy) and expertise in the digital aspects of social studies is an asset.

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 of Politics and Culture in Europe. S/He is expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding. 

S/He will contribute to the teaching and coordination of courses and supervision of internships, projects and theses in the Bachelor European Studies, the Master European Public Affairs, the Master European Studies and the Research Master European Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The division of teaching and research duties follows the regular division used at the Faculty of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising.


Maastricht University (UM)


The candidate will have a PhD degree in the field of Political Science. Fluency in English is a prerequisite, while non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch. 

The candidate is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and has demonstrated ability in thesis supervision and teaching coordination roles. Experience with course development is an asset. The candidate is able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation in our system of small-scale problem based learning (PBL). Experience with teaching international classrooms is preferable.

The candidate displays outstanding quality in research and is open to an interdisciplinary approach. S/He has a relevant international network and a track record or potential for grant acquisition. International peer reviewed academic publications are imperative.

The candidate is expected to be a team player. S/He has an open, effective management style and is ready to fulfil an administrative role in the faculty.   

In view of recruitment policies and the composition of our corps of assistant professors at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Maastricht University in general, female candidates with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Conditions of employment

Maastricht University provides an attractive, internationally-oriented academic environment where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct first-rate research.  

The successful candidate will be appointed as an assistant professor who will be on a 6-year tenure track.

During this period, the candidate will have ample opportunity to demonstrate their teaching - and research talents, an entrepreneurial approach, constructive attitude and a team spirit in line with pre-defined criteria. Upon a positive evaluation, the candidate will be able to apply for tenure (appointment for an indefinite period of time) in the position of assistant professor. 

Your workload will be the normal workload for the position of assistant professor. Currently this implies 60% teaching – and 40% research activities.  

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a minimum of € 2.588,-- and a maximum of € 4.757,-- gross per month for a full-time appointment of 38 hours per week (salary scale 10-11, Dutch Universities Conditions of Employment).

Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.  

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.

Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.



Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,500 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, and about 1,600 students. More than 75% of the students are non-Dutch (almost 40 different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some are also offered in Dutch. FASoS offers two 3-year Bachelor’s programmes: Arts and Culture and European Studies. It also offers six different 1-year Master’s programmes and two 2-year research Master’s programmes. Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in the historic city centre of Maastricht.


  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Behaviour and Society; Language and Culture
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €2588—€4757 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2017.239


Maastricht University (UM)

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