Assistant Professor Psychology of Religion at Tilburg School of Theology (0,4 - 0.5 FTE)

Assistant Professor Psychology of Religion at Tilburg School of Theology (0,4 - 0.5 FTE)

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16 Jan 15 Feb Tilburg

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The following vacancy is available at the Tilburg School of Theology Assistant Professor Psychology of Religion at Tilburg School of Theology (0,4 - 0.5 FTE)

Job description

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Bachelor’s and Master’s courses (in Dutch and in English) in Utrecht and Tilburg;
  • Doing research in the field of psychology of religion;
  • Participating in the activities of the Department of Practical Theology and Religious Studies;
  • Participating in the research programme “The Transformation of Religion in Late Modernity: The Case of New Catholicism”;
  • Acquiring and developing contract education and contract research, and representing the own discipline in the Netherlands and abroad;
  • Representing and stimulating the dissemination of knowledge of the own discipline within the media;
  • Leading of and/or taking part in work groups, committees or project teams, both internally and externally, performing administrative duties and implementing management tasks that have been assigned.

Specifications

Tilburg University

Requirements

  • PhD degree on a subject relevant to this position;
  • Demonstrable experience of (and competency in) teaching at an academic level;
  • Demonstrable international research experience, evidenced by a doctoral thesis and other peer-reviewed publications,
  • Having experience of supervising students who are working on a master thesis;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other colleagues, also in an interdisciplinary context;
  • Proficient  in Dutch and English, or willing to become so soon;
  • Meeting the requirements for the position set out in Veritas gaudium on behalf of the Catholic Church authorities. (Candidates need to obtain a venia docendi from the Grand Chancellor of the TST).

 

In the case of equal qualities of the candidates, preference will be given to a priest, a woman and/or an active member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as assistant professor (“universitair docent”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3.637,- in scale 11 up to (maximally) € 4.978,- gross per month. The preferred starting date is 1 September 2019. It is a part time position (0,4 fte - 0,5 fte). The candidate selected for the position will first receive a contract for 2 years. After that, a permanent contract is possible dependent on performance, including the obtaining of a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch BKO). It is required to obtain a UTQ certificate within 2 years. The required proficiency in Dutch or English should be reached within two years after appointment. The university will facilitate courses for that purpose, if needed.

 

Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. The university offers very good fringe benefits such as a holiday allowance, an end-of-year bonus, an options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a (temporary) tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf.

Employer

Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, the social sciences and humanities have a central position. In its teaching and research, the university actively seeks to engage with society, with citizens and civil society organizations, government and business. ‘Understanding Society’ is our motto. Internationally, Tilburg University has a strong reputation in academic education and research and also plays an important role in the region.

Department

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (TST) focuses on scholarly training and research in Catholic theology for the benefit of all those interested and in particular for those preparing for an office or position requiring a canonical mission. TST is the only school of Catholic theology in the Netherlands that is recognized by the Church. Besides offering scholarly education, preparing students for ecclesiastical office, the school also offers a research-masters programme in theology and a master programme Christianity and Society. The faculty’s main offices are located in Utrecht, but a full programme of studies is also taught in Tilburg.

 

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology

Specifications

  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Language and culture
  • max. 20 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • 16122

Employer

Location

Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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