Assistant professor public administration in particular Management of International social challenges (0,8 - 1 fte)

Assistant professor public administration in particular Management of International social challenges (0,8 - 1 fte)

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17 Oct 28 Nov Rotterdam

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant professor who can teach and who can do research into management of international and social challenges.

Job description

Globalization, or the increasing economic, political, social and cultural connections between countries, institutions and individuals across the world, has brought many benefits but also new challenges. These challenges include loss of biodiversity, climate change, (cyber) insecurity, migration, increased inequalities and persistent poverty, and financial instability. Some of these challenges are cross-border by nature (international migration); others have clear cross-border external effects (e.g. carbon emissions anywhere in the world contribute to global climate change and financial instability in one country can spill-over to other countries). The cross-border and sometimes global nature of these challenges implies that they cannot be solved or managed at the conventional local or national level but instead require a supranational approach. The complex nature of these international social challenges also calls for a multidisciplinary approach to explain, examine and assess the international social challenges and their management.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, teach and coordinate courses, at the bachelor and masters level, specifically on the Management of international social challenges;
  • Conduct independent research on international social challenges or its management, using advanced and systematic research methods;
  • Acquire research funding third-party sources, such as the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) or the European Union;
  • Conduct thesis supervision;
  • Develop an (inter)national network that spans both academics and policymakers/practitioners;
  • Actively participate in discussions at institute and research group level on research


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • PhD degree in Public Administration, Political Science or related discipline;
  • Outstanding research qualities, such as a good publication record;
  • Outstanding teaching qualities and demonstrable experience in teaching, such as good course evaluations and a Basic Teaching Qualification; 
  • Excellent command of English. If English/international the willingness to learn Dutch at a basic working level;  
  • International and national network of academics and/or practitioners. International experience is a plus.
  • Good communicative skills, proactive and independent work attitude.

Conditions of employment

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). Your initial employment term will be one year. If your performance proves satisfactory an extension of your contract is possible. A permanent contract or a Tenure Track also belongs to the possibilities if positions become vacant. The trial period is two months Your remuneration will depend on the position, your specific knowledge and experience It will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between €3.637 and €5.656 gross per month (salary scale 11-12, CAO NU). Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 annual leave days in case of a full work week. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Moreover, EUR staff members are allowed to make use of the EUR facilities, including the Erasmus sports centre and the University Library.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research.  Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit


Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

DPAS covers the disciplines of Public Administration and Sociology. Two related scientific fields with different profiles. Public Administration studies governance capacity and policy interventions. It focuses on the institutional power to organize and intervene in the relations between different social, political and economic actors. Public Administration in Rotterdam goes well beyond the public realm itself and pays attention to public-private cooperation and networks of organizations. Sociology investigates the social structure of societies and the way it evolves. Sociologists in Rotterdam focus among other things on processes of globalization and individualization and on the effects of these processes on international social relations, the labor market or family relations. Related social problems that are studied are migration, flexibilization and solidarity. The perspectives of Public Administration and Sociology complement each other. Together they guarantee a highly relevant and scientific approach to topical administrative and social issues. The bachelor- and masterprogrammes of DPAS are build on this profile and educate students to become scientifically schooled professionals.


  • Postdoc; Research, development, innovation; Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • ESSB/20191017/286764


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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