|Publication date||27 May 2021|
|Closing date||22 June 2021|
|Level of education||PhD|
|Hours||38 hours per week|
|Salary indication||€3,637 to €4,978 gross per month|
The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent 2) positions in Political Science, starting January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Both assistant professors will be part of the research group ‘Political Economy and Transnational Governance’ (PETGOV). PETGOV explores the transnational integration of markets and economic transactions that have given rise to far-reaching transformations of governance both within and beyond the nation-state. It does so across a range of policy fields, from environmental protection and financial regulation to violent conflict. PETGOV’s exploration of transnational governance focuses on varying forms of contestation and regulation, including multi-level architectures for coordinated learning from local experimentation. For more information on the group and its interests, please consult the website.
Assistant Professor in Europe & Its External Relations
The successful candidate will teach core courses and electives in the Master in Political Science, in its track ‘European Politics and External Relations’, and in the Bachelor in Political Science, in particular in the Minor ‘European Politics and External Relations’. The Master and Minor focus on the wider history of Europe and the European integration and the various challenges Europe confronts in an increasingly globalized world. We are seeking candidates whose teaching and research focuses on the external dimensions of the EU and European policies, broadly defined, in the context of international realignments in both cooperation and competition regarding development, environmental, economic, and technical issues. The successful candidate should bring insights from contemporary debates on international relations and Europe’s place in the world. We are particularly looking for candidates who can help us expand our current geographical coverage with expertise on Europe’s relations with the post-Soviet space, with Sub-Saharan Africa, or with South or Southeast Asia or South America. The search is open with regard to theoretical approaches, including those which are underrepresented in the department, such as postcolonial theory. The search is also open with regard to methodological orientation.
Assistant Professor, Politics of the Global South
The successful candidate will teach core courses and electives in the Bachelor and Master in Political Science, and potentially in interdisciplinary programmes in which politics is a core component. We are seeking candidates whose teaching and research focuses on the international relations, political economy or comparative politics of the Global South, with a substantive focus on political economy (aid, trade, or finance), international organizations, social policy, environmental issues or regional development. The successful candidate should bring insights from contemporary debates on international relations, political economy, transnational governance, and/or postcolonial theory. In terms of regional orientation, we are particularly looking for candidates with expertise on Sub-Saharan Africa, but expertise on Central, South or Southeast Asia is also welcome, complementing the department’s existing strengths on Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and China. The search is open with regard to methodological orientation; we encourage applications from candidates employing innovative approaches ranging from ethnography and participant observation to mixed and quantitative methods.
The positions are entry-level tenure-track positions with appointments at the level of Assistant Professor (UD2). Appointments at more senior rank are not possible. The appointment will be temporary for three years; after which, a decision on tenure will be taken.
Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €3,637 to €4,978 gross per month (scale 11), depending on experience. The UvA offers an annual 8% holiday allowance and 8,3 % annual bonus. Employees moving from abroad may be eligible to receive part of their salary as a tax-free allowance for up to five years (the 30% rule). The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.
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The University of Amsterdam is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences strives for excellence in a caring institute. We wish to reflect society in all aspects, as we believe that this improves the dynamics in our organization. Therefore, we support and understand the need for a work/life/family balance and consequently varying working hours and places. We believe that doing good science goes hand in hand with an ambitious yet friendly culture. The Netherlands provides 16 weeks of pregnancy/maternity leave. The UvA offers staff additional paid and unpaid parental leave.
A complete application must be submitted through University of Amsterdam’s on-line recruitment portal. It should comprise the following documents:
The committee will not review additional documentation at this stage. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is 22 June 2021. Interviews are expected to be held in late September 2021, if possible on-site. Candidates are kindly requested to be available during this period.
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