Assistant Professor International Relations FASoS

Maastricht University - Department of Political Science

6-year tenure-track position

FASoS is seeking an assistant professor with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in International Relations. A special focus on external policies of the EU (such as EU Trade Policy and EU development policy) and expertise in the digital aspects of social studies is an asset.

Research is carried out within the context of the Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences and, in particular, relating to the interdisciplinary research programme of Politics and Culture in Europe. S/He is expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding. 

S/He will contribute to the teaching and coordination of courses and supervision of internships, projects and theses in the Bachelor European Studies, the Master European Public Affairs, the Master European Studies and the Research Master European Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The division of teaching and research duties follows the regular division used at the Faculty of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising. 

The candidate will have a PhD degree in the field of Political Science. Fluency in English is a prerequisite, while non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch. 

The candidate is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and has demonstrated ability in thesis supervision and teaching coordination roles. Experience with course development is an asset. The candidate is able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation in our system of small-scale problem based learning (PBL). Experience with teaching international classrooms is preferable.

The candidate displays outstanding quality in research and is open to an interdisciplinary approach. S/He has a relevant international network and a track record or potential for grant acquisition. International peer reviewed academic publications are imperative.

The candidate is expected to be a team player. S/He has an open, effective management style and is ready to fulfil an administrative role in the faculty. 

In view of recruitment policies and the composition of our corps of assistant professors at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Maastricht University in general, female candidates with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. 

What we have to offer
The successful candidate will be appointed as an assistant professor who will be on a 6-year tenure track. Your workload will be the normal workload for the position of assistant professor. Currently this implies 60% teaching – and 40% research activities. 

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a minimum of € 2.588,-- and a maximum of € 4.757,-- gross per month for a full-time appointment of 38 hours per week (salary scale 10-11, Dutch Universities Conditions of Employment).

Starting date: preferably 1 January 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

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