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  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      September 28,2021
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    Assistant Professor of International Relations (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

    Assistant Professor of International Relations

    • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 3,807 - € 5,211
    • Nijmegen School of Management
    • Required background: PhD
    • Application deadline: 24 October 2021

    Are you an expert in the complexity and diversity of today's global political arenas? Then you have a part to play as Assistant Professor Internationals Relations. You will conduct new and exciting research projects in your field, as well as help students understand how to manage conflict and cooperation in our current globalising world.

    The Department of Political Science at Radboud University is looking for a broadly oriented and versatile university lecturer/assistant professor in International Relations (0.8 - 1.0 FTE). Specific expertise in the fields of International Political Economy and/or International Environmental Politics, and more particularly Climate Change, is preferable. Education and research in international relations at the Political Science Department reflect the diversity of International Relations as a subdiscipline of Political Science.

    At the same time, it is characterised by theory-driven research and the importance of transferring diversity and theory-driven research to students of political science. Education in International Relations is embedded in the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Political Science, both of which are praised for their coherence and quality. Our research in International Relations is part of the broader research programme of the Department of Political Science (entitled 'Legitimacy and Institutional Change') that focuses on the two subthemes of 'Conflict at the Crossroads of the Global and the National' and 'Sustainable Democracy'. Researchers also participate in multidisciplinary research groups at faculty and interfaculty levels.


    • PhD in the field of International Relations.
    • Strong affinity with Political Science as a discipline, as well as with multidisciplinarity.
    • Teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels.
    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative social science research methods.
    • Ability to publish in leading international peer-reviewed journals.
    • Research interests that fit well within the political science research programme.
    • A clear medium-term view on your own expertise and niche within IR, including external fundraising.
    • A team player mentality and a willingness to contribute to the organisation of education and research within the Political Science Department.
    • You should hold a university teaching qualification (BKO) or equivalent.
    • Knowledge of the Dutch language is recommended. You will be expected to be able to teach in Dutch after two years.

    We are

    Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations. There are seven disciplines within NSM: business administration, public administration, political science, economics and business economics, social and political sciences of the environment, human geography, and spatial planning. NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. NSM employs 330 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 5,000 students.

    The Department of Political Science at Radboud University is part of the Faculty of Management. The Faculty brings research and teaching together in 7 disciplines: Management Sciences, Public Administration, Economics, Political Science and Geography, Planning and Environmental Sciences. The Department of Political Science consists of a team of 45 staff-members.

    Radboud University
    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!

    We offer

    • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
    • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,807 and a maximum of €5,211 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
    • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
    • This position is a temporary contract for 18 months, with the possibility of extension.
    • 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. Bertjan Verbeek, Professor of International Relations at

    Practical information and applications

    You can apply until 24 October 2021, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. Bertjan Verbeek. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
    • Letter of motivation.
    • CV.
    • An overview of teaching experience and teaching evaluations.
    The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November. The second round of interviews will take place on Friday 26 November. You would preferably begin employment on 1 February 2022 or sooner.

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