Assistant Professor in Political Theory at UCU

Assistant Professor in Political Theory at UCU

Geplaatst Deadline Locatie
14 mei 7 jun Utrecht
Do you have a strong enthusiasm for teaching and enjoy working in an academic environment marked by interdisciplinary learning?

Functieomschrijving

Do you have a strong enthusiasm for teaching and enjoy working in an academic environment marked by interdisciplinary learning? Then we invite you to join the team of teacher-scholars at University College Utrecht (UCU). UCU, as a Liberal Arts and Sciences institution, attracts students with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. Instruction occurs in small, interactive classes with a maximum enrollment of 28 students per course, where educators employ various pedagogical methods to facilitate student learning effectively.

Wat ga je doen?
We are looking for an early career academic teacher in the field of political theory to complement our current team of academics in the political science track. One of the larger tracks at UCU, the political science track offers a diverse yet cohesive curriculum in domestic politics, world politics, and political thought. It brings together courses on comparative politics, governance, political economy, international relations, and international political economy. Our courses connect to themes in political thought, European governance, coloniality, gender, geopolitics, and party politics. Additionally, the track offers students the possibility to explore interdisciplinary connections with many other tracks at UCU, such as Law, Economics, Anthropology, Philosophy, History and Media Studies.

Specifically, we are looking for a motivated political scientist, political philosopher, or social theorist, who can connect traditional approaches with current developments in political thought while having a strong regional expertise in Chinese/East Asian politics. Candidates with expertise in the contemporary politics/international relations/economy of China/East Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is primarily based at University College but entails additional tasks at Utrecht University’s Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) program, which is located on the same campus. At UCU, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three sections of the 1st year ‘political theory’ course. The candidate is expected to teach the ‘classics’ of Western political theory, from Plato through Machiavelli to Arendt to Locke while also covering feminist, non-western, and critical race theory. This course is designed to prepare political science students for upper-level political science classes, alongside with students from outside the political science track, who are taking the course as part of their breadth requirement. Furthermore, at UCU, you will be supervising bachelor theses in the political science track. In parallel, the candidate will also be actively involved in the China Studies track. At PPE, you will contribute to courses such as Political Philosophy, Integrating Insights or PPE in Society, in addition to providing thesis supervision in their program.

Specificaties

Universiteit Utrecht

Functie-eisen

We are looking for early career candidates who:
  • have a PhD in the field of Political Science, preferably in the field of political theory, have ‘regional’ expertise in the contemporary politics and governance of China/East Asia,
  • have a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO or similar) or willing to obtain this within two years,
  • have teaching experience, where several years of experience and/or experience in multi- or interdisciplinary teaching settings is an asset;
  • are enthusiastic about teaching in a Liberal Arts and Science setting; are eager to collaborate with teachers and students outside of the field of political science;
  • are fluent in English (spoken and written).

The candidate is expected to devote 20% of your time on academic research in the broadest sense of the word (including broadening your knowledge on educational methods). Ideas on how to combine this with their teaching tasks are an asset.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

  • a position for 18 months with the prospect of a permanent contract, following positive evaluation, starting August 1, 2024.
  • a working week of 30.4 to 34.2 hours with a gross monthly salary of at least – (depending on previous qualifications, experience and University Teaching Qualification) - Scale 10: €3.226-€5.090 scale 11: €4.332-€5.929 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities CAO) per month for a full-time employment;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural themes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

Werkgever

Universiteit Utrecht

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

The University Corporate Offices provide integrated support to the Board of Utrecht University. The eight corporate offices assist the Executive Board in drawing up and implementing the annual executive agenda and the four-yearly Strategic Plan and in providing support services.

University College Utrecht

University College Utrecht offers the English-language undergraduate Liberal Arts & Sciences programme at Utrecht University. Founded in 1998 as the first university college in the Netherlands, we presently have around 750 students with close to 70 different nationalities. We offer students complete freedom to compose their individual curriculum from over 200 different courses in humanities, science and social science. In this they are supported by individual tutors. The students live and study on campus, a close-knit community and vibrant hub of intellectual exploration and social engagement. University College Utrecht is where worlds meet.

Additionele informatie

For more information, please contact Romain Dittgen r.dittgen@uu.nl

Candidates for this vacancy will be recruited by Utrecht University. Acquisition is not appreciated.

Specificaties

  • Lector; Universitair docent; Universitair hoofddocent; Hoogleraar
  • Gedrag en maatschappij
  • 32—36 uur per week
  • €3226—€5929 per maand
  • Universitair
  • 3921

Werkgever

Universiteit Utrecht

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Locatie

Campusplein 1, 3584ED, Utrecht

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As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

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Sollicitatieprocedure

Sollicitatieprocedure

As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply now’ button.

Solliciteer uiterlijk op 7 jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).