UCG Assistant Professor in Arts Society / Empirical Research Methods Humanities
University College Groningen (UCG) is a faculty of the University of Groningen which was created in September 2014 and currently hosts an English-taught Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) programme. The UCG Liberal Arts and Sciences programme offers broad academic education with a focus on engagement to societal challenges through project-based education and interdisciplinary integration. Staff and students are highly internationally diverse. UCG aims to develop as a distinctive faculty of the University of Groningen, with an annual enrollment of 200 students in the LAS programme that marks a unique footprint in the international arena of academic Bachelor education by 2020.
• teach and develop empirical research methods for the Humanities and courses on the functioning of the Arts in Society; these activities take place in close collaboration with the UCG Humanities academic coordinator and other research methods teachers
• supervise project groups in the core UCG programme line
• supervise Bachelor thesis projects of individual students
• tutor individual students
• help building the UCG community and the College both by their presence at the College and service activities for the College as a whole
• scholarly and research activity proportionate to the overall workload assignment
• join the Department of Humanities, and participate in the UCG community of students and staff.
Preferred candidates have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and research. The candidates are expected to combine this commitment with a strong vision on effective academic education in the midst of global challenges, and proven capabilities to develop liberal learning as an effective vehicle to address those challenges in the context of University College Groningen.
We seek candidates with:
• a PhD or are currently completing a PhD preferably in the Arts and an active research ambition
• experience in teaching empirical research methods of the humanities.
• the willingness to engage with students and to join a multidisciplinary and international staff
• experience with educational innovation and active learning methods
• a strong affinity with the principles and perspectives of Liberal Arts and Science education
• excellent communication and interpersonal skills in an internationally diverse context, as well as an excellent English language proficiency
• a strong commitment to the values of diversity and inclusiveness as an intrinsic element of professional relationships in academia
• a strong commitment to working in diverse teams.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers depending on academic record and experience a gross monthly salary from € 3,475 up to a maximum of € 4,757 (scale 11 Dutch Universities), based on 38 hours per week. UFO profile: Assistant professor 2. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable. We also offer temporary contracts in the range of 0.6-1.0 FTE for the academic year 2018-2019, with the possibility of tenure.
You may apply for this position until 3 June 2018, 23:59 / before 4 June 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
University College Groningen
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, for more than 400 years rooted in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. The University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists. The University of Groningen hosts 30,000 students and 5,500 staff members from home and abroad. The university consists of 11 faculties, 9 graduate schools, 55 bachelor programmes, of which 26 English-taught and 111 master programmes of which 95 English-taught.
Prof. B. van Heusden, Head of the Humanities Department