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The Sociology department at Radboud University is looking for an Assistant Professor to further strengthen its educational programme and its highly reputed research. Your educational responsibilities will be to coordinate and teach Sociology courses in our Bachelor’s programme in Sociology, Master’s programme entitled Sociology: Policy and Applied Research and Research Master’s programme in Social Cultural Sciences. Additionally, you will supervise students’ internships and theses.
For this position we seek a candidate with a research agenda in sociology. Possible domains of research may be related to inequality, family sociology, migration and integration issues, political sociology, or other domains that are part of the Sociology department’s research programme. You will be expected to have expertise in and affinity with advanced statistical techniques. Your ability to formulate relevant questions on these themes and provide rigorous answers is evidenced by publications in reputed journals in the social sciences. Efforts to create connections between academic research and public and policy debates will be appreciated.
You will be expected to:
Fixed-term contract: Upon positive evaluation after 2 years: permanent position.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!
The position will be embedded in the Sociology department of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The research in this position will align with the research programme of the Radboud Social Cultural Research institute (RCSR). The faculty’s ambition is to become one of the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands. The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest faculty at Radboud University, with a total of around 4,500 students spread over three educational institutes.
The overall aim of RSCR is to contribute innovative knowledge to the academic community and society by performing comparative research. The rationale behind this focus on comparative research is that it puts societal phenomena and processes into perspective and therefore provides insights into, and explanations of, similarities and differences. RSCR consists of two research groups: (a) sociology and (b) cultural anthropology and development studies. Both groups host researchers from the Gender & Diversity group.
The school of Social Cultural Sciences (SCS) currently has about 1,000 students. It offers study programmes in Communication Science, Anthropology and Development Studies, and Sociology. Gender Studies also offers a broad interfaculty programme on women's studies and gender. The Sociology department at the Faculty of Social Sciences offers an independent BA/MA degree.
Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen
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