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Assistant Professors International Relations (3,0 fte)Posted by: University of Groningen (RUG)
Posted date: 2013-Mar-06
The position combines teaching (60%) and research (40%) in the field of International Relations with an emphasis on issue areas related to one of our five specialisations: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, Global Governance, and International Humanitarian Action.Requirements
In teaching, candidates are expected to provide MA-level courses in one of the Master specializations. Additionally, candidates must be able to contribute to basic introductory courses in areas such as IR theory, history of IR, political science, international organization, European integration, and social science research methodologies; as well as specialized courses related to their own research interests, and will supervise students on an individual basis. Participation in managerial committees related to the organization of the degree programmes or research grant applications will be expected. In research the candidate is expected to develop her/his own research projects (both individually and in small teams).
The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary department, in addition to activities in the more general area of International Relations. The candidate ideally comes from an interdisciplinary background of which International Relations, Political Science, International Law or other social sciences are component parts. The candidate's qualities are demonstrated by:Conditions of employment
- a completed PhD
- proven research results, supported by a list of publications
- further research potential and plans
- confirmed experience in academic teaching, at various levels and in various formats
- excellent demonstrable oral and written skills in English
- excellent social and communicative skills and immunity to stress
- being prepared to learn Dutch within a period of two years.
The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,227 gross per month (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,020 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday pay and 8,3% end-of-year gratification and participation in a pension scheme for employees.Organisation
One of the positions is a tenure position; the decision on tenure will be taken on the basis of a formal assessment after two years.
The other two positions are temporary for a period of four years.
The starting date for these appointments is August 1, 2013.
The university is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.
The procedure will include a lecture or presentation.
Applications should consist of a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and list of publications.
Applications must be sent before 27 March 2013 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the universities website).
Acquisition is not appreciated.
Faculty of Arts
The Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen offers three new fulltime positions for Assistant Professor. The Department of IRIO is committed to top tier research combined with high quality education. This commitment to excellence is apparent at both the undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels. IRIO, with over 30 staff members, provides high quality, interdisciplinary and international Bachelor and Master degree programmes. Students and staff study international relations and the role of international organization in an integrated manner from historical, political, economic and legal angles. The Department provides an international working environment for an increasing number of foreign students and research staff. Teaching is organized in cooperation with staff members from the Department of History, and the faculties of Law and Economics. The Bachelor and Master degree programmes are taught in both English and Dutch. There are currently over 1,000 students registered for IRIO programmes. Additionally, the Department is responsible for the Erasmus Mundus Master degree programme in International Humanitarian Action, and the Research Master programme Modern History and International Relations. Research in the Department of IRIO is organised under the responsibility of the five chairs of the Department, respectively: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, Global Governance, and Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian Action.Additional information
Prof. Jan van der Harst
+31 50 3637254,
Wim Slik, Coordinator of the Department