Are you a committed geographer, with the depth and drive to invest in questions about equalities and injustices in geographies of global sustainability? And do you connect the social to the environment, by building on experience and affinity with interdisciplinary approaches, and engagement with communities and stakeholders worldwide? Then you have a part to play as a Full Professor of Human Geography.
As Full Professor of Human Geography, you will develop an agenda that connects to the work on transformative change towards sustainability, and sustainable and just transitions in the built environment and mobility, for instance from perspectives of post-human city and rural ecologies. As part of the Human Geography group, you will contribute to further development of the critical and relational perspectives. You will be combining geographical expertise with other disciplines, most notably environmental studies, urban planning, economics, sociology, and political science. Your socially and scientifically relevant research should lead to publications in academic and professional outlets, the attraction of external research funds, and also to visible and concrete societal impact in public discourse and media. You will find a detailed job profile (including requirements) below.
As a Full Professor you will play a prominent and exemplary role in advancing education in human geography and, more broadly, socio-spatial sciences. With the use of advanced educational approaches and methods in the field and a broader social theoretical and didactical backdrop, you will be able to develop attractive and high-quality education (at both the Bachelor's and Master's level). You will contribute to the development of joint programmes with partners within and outside the Geography, Planning and Environment (GPM) department, and within and outside the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM), looking for opportunities to further develop multidisciplinary curricula on spatial development and sustainability.
You will initiate and supervise research in geography, resulting in, for example, the publication of academic articles in established international journals. Leading and linking research themes with other research groups within the faculty or Institute for Management Research (IMR), and, more particularly, contributing to multidisciplinary research programmes. You will be expected to realise funding opportunities, write grant proposals and generate the funding needed, partly to finance PhD positions. You will be actively involved in the supervision of PhD candidates.
You will contribute to supervising associate and assistant professors and researchers in their work, and advancing their career. Second, you will contribute to the management of teaching, research and impact in the GPM department, fulfilling managerial duties at the departmental and NSM level. You will have a part to play in the continual improvement, internationalisation and positioning of the faculty in terms of its educational and research programmes. Furthermore, you will represent the group and the field of study in inter-university consultations and in national and international networks in education and research.
You have a PhD in geography (or related field) and specialise in geography questions and challenges as detailed above.
You have proven qualities in contributing to the international, academic discussion on human/post-human geography, as apparent from publications in prominent international academic journals.
You have demonstrated that you have thorough knowledge of recent theoretical and empirical developments in geography and, more particularly, of perspectives on global justice, marginalities, inequalities, and solidarities of sustainable/unsustainable development.
You have an explicit view on the interdisciplinarity between social and natural sciences and humanities in the geographical domain.
You have ample experience with supervising research projects and programmes, including the supervision of doctoral candidates, and with initiating and supervising externally funded research.
You have a good track record in acquiring and running externally funded research projects.
You have ample teaching experience, proven effective teaching skills, the capacity to develop and implement innovative teaching methods, a proven ability to supervise the development and implementation of academic teaching programmes. A senior university teaching qualification or equivalent will be required.
You are fluent in written and spoken English. You are willing to attend Dutch language courses and to master Dutch at basic level within two years (if applicable).
You possess leadership skills, as displayed within academic circles.
You are a team player and are willing to work together with other supervisors in the GPM department, and to help further improve the department and represent it at home and abroad.
Our faculty believes in equal opportunities for everyone. We stand for an inclusive community and believe that diversity contributes to education and research quality. We welcome all employees who contribute to the diversity at our faculty through their unique background and perspective.
Nijmegen School of Management enables students, institutions and companies, societal actors and governments to play their part in a transformation towards sustainable societies. In doing so, the faculty is committed to the mission of Radboud University as contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. In the context of our mission 'Responsible governance for sustainable societies', we address scientific and societal challenges from a good governance perspective. Our work focuses on the topics Beyond economy, Climate, Inclusivity, Safety, and Democracy. By building, questioning and extending the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG's), we acknowledge their interrelatedness and focus on a number of grand challenges within society. On topics such as inequality, gender, decent work and poverty, we contribute to innovation and sustainable growth. Besides that, we address environmental and climate challenges, which we seek to contribute towards resolving. At Nijmegen School of Management, academic research and teaching are carried out in challenging educational programmes. These programmes are offered in the areas of Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, Geography, Planning and Environment, Political Science and Public Administration. Academic research takes place within the Institute for Management Research (IMR). Research is carried out within the above mentioned domains and in interdisciplinary research groups: the Hot Spots. Around 5,000 students study at the Nijmegen School of Management, and the faculty has around 375 FTE staff.
The Human Geography group is part of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, one of the five departments in the Nijmegen School of Management.
The Human Geography group is focusing on research and teaching in Urban and Cultural Geography; Border Studies; Political Geography and Geopolitics; Conflict Studies; Globalisation, Migration and Development; Economic Geography; and the Cultural Geography of Tourism. We feel committed to a critical but constructive approach and want to make a difference in respect to current societal problems. At the same time, we are academically ambitious and inspired by the topical international academic debates and by the newest developments in social theories, which we experience as highly relevant to our research and teaching. We closely collaborate with other disciplines within our university (e.g. the scholars of conflict studies in the Department of Politics within NSM, the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences) and with other universities in the Netherlands (e.g. the Cultural Geography Group of Wageningen University and Research) and abroad such as the University of Zurich, the University of Neuchatel, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, the Open University in Milton Keynes, the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Universitat Pompeu in Barcelona, the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), the Mahanirban Research Group (Calcutta, India), etc. The Department of GPM employs about 50 FTE staff and has three Chair groups.
The department has the primary responsibility for the Bachelor's programme in Geography, Planning and Environment, in which 90-100 students enrol from pre-university education each year. In addition, there are around 60 students who enter through the pre-master programmes each year. Finally, the department offers three Master's programmes: in Human Geography, in Spatial Planning, and in Environment and Society Studies. In recent years, these Master's programmes attracted between 60 and 100 students each.
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 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €6,099 and a maximum of €8,881 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale H2).
You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
It concerns an indefinite contract with an appointment as full professor initially for five years.
You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Arnoud Lagendijk, Department Chair Geography, Planning and Environment at email@example.com.
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 25 September 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. Arnoud Lagendijk. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
A letter of motivation.
Your CV, including a list of publications and the contact details of at least two references.
A personal statement on research and education.
You would preferably begin employment on 1 March 2023.
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