Assistant professor in Global History – Erasmus University Rotterdam
The candidate will teach courses in our Dutch and International programme and will be an active community member. The candidate will work in a team of scholars on Global History and IR. Teaching will include BA and MA-levels, including introductory Global History and International Relations, methods and research, critical IR and non-western history courses. The successful candidate will contribute to the promotion and growth of the Global History and IR within our department and school. Applicants must show evidence of excellence in teaching, strong communication and interpersonal skills, dedication to professional development, and a commitment to student growth as defined by the missions of our school and university. The candidate will play an active role in our research programme, as measured by publications, grants and public presentations of scholarship to generate social impact.
- Expertise in the history of Global South: The ideal candidate should have in-depth knowledge and expertise in the history of at least one region of the global south. We are looking for candidates with a profound understanding of the historical context, cultures, and societies of this region.
- Language Proficiency: Proficiency in at least one language specific to a region in the global south is essential. This language proficiency will enhance the candidate’s ability to conduct primary research, engage with local sources, and contribute meaningfully to our academic community. In addition, proficiency in both English and Dutch is required, as the Assistant Professor will be expected to teach and communicate effectively in both languages. We expect the candidate to achieve B2 level in Dutch within 1,5 years.
- Critical and reflexive approach: We welcome applicants who adopt a critical and reflexive approach as a starting point in their research and teaching. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to analyze global issues from diverse perspectives, actively challenging established norms and exploring innovative viewpoints.
- Integrated approach of (critical) International Relations: The successful candidate will have a keen interest in exploring the complex interactions between political, cultural, and economic dimensions of international relations. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches that bridge the gap between history and other fields of study.
- Teaching Excellence: The Assistant Professor will be expected to teach general courses within the history curriculum. We are looking for candidates who are innovative, engaging, and capable of inspiring students with a passion for history. Experience in designing compelling and inclusive courses is highly valued.
- Contribution to a collaborative research culture: the successful candidate should be able to contribute meaningfully to our new research cluster “Global Futures, Colonial Pasts”, bringing in ideas and initiatives to further its thematic focus as well as its collaborative research culture. This research cluster engages with the most pressing global challenges of the future and examines how these are rooted in the power relations and colonial structures of the past. From environmental challenges, changing global power relations, questions of social justice, to the techno-politics of the future. The candidate should be able to collaborate closely with colleagues working on connected topics.
Conditions of employment
The start date of this position is February 2024 and you will be based at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC). This position is for 0.8 fte – 1 fte FTE. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 4.332 to a maximum of € 5.929 gross per month (Scale 11) on a fulltime basis (38 hours), in accordance with the CAO-NU. The contract is entered into for the duration of 12 to 18 months and can be converted into a permanent contract if performance is good, including the desired language skills in Dutch, and the organizational circumstances remain unchanged.
Everything else we offer you, you can find below!
- Everything you need for a good work-life balance: the option to work from home in consultation with your manager, 41 days of paid leave with a 40 hour contract, 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus, and a significant discount on a subscription for our on-campus sports centre!
- Sustainable, inclusive and diverse work environment with an open culture, where you can be yourself and we pay attention to each other and to the world around us. Make the most of our bicycle budget, or join networks such as Young@EUR, FAME, QuEUR, or Young Erasmus Academy.
- Time and space for your development in the broadest sense: development days and a personal career budget, foreign exchange opportunities with most costs paid by EUR, and free access to our university library.
- Good pension with ABP that EUR contributes 2/3rds towards, discounts on various collective insurances with Zilveren Kruis Achmea, Loyalis, and Allianz, and compensation for travel, working from home and home internet use.
- Are you currently combining your job with parenthood, or do you want to do so in the future? EUR offers partially paid parental leave and fully paid additional birth leave for partners, and our campus features a daycare.
- Moving to the Netherlands for your job with EUR? Then you may be eligible for the 30%-ruling if you meet the requirements of the Belastingdienst (Dutch tax agency), and with our Dual Career Programme we will also help your partner find the right job for them.
Apply for this job
Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV, before the vacancy closing date.
The selection procedure consists of two interviews. During the round of interviews the candidates’ core competencies and suitability for the position are evaluated in a video or in-person interview of 45 minutes with the selection committee. The second round of interviews is focused on an assessment that explores the candidates’ teaching and research plans (two pages). Because of the Christmas break the job interviews are expected to be held in the third week of January 2024.
You can find more information about the EUR on our website www.eur.nl. For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof. dr. Paul van de Laar (Head of History Department) via email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Persons of all gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, ages, neurodiversities, functional impairments, citizenships, or any other aspect are welcome to apply and join the EUR community.
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