Gepubliceerd op 30-03-2015

Vacancies: Assistant Professor and Tenure track position, Utrecht University

Assistant Professor ‘History of International Relations’

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint an assistant professor in the History of International Relations (c. 1750-present).

You are a specialist in the history of European international relations and/or the nexus between Europe and the world. A proven record of integrating developments in European and world politics such as the rise of China and Africa in your teaching is an added value. Experience with research from a transnational perspective in a wide range of sources is an advantage. The position carries an initial 70% teaching load and 30% research time.

The succesfull candidate will have:

  • experience with teaching for undergraduate students at all levels;
  • a PhD degree in IR/political history or a related discipline;
  • ability to contribute to researchled postgraduate courses and to assist in the recruitment of postgraduate students;
  • a record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrate the ability to conduct research which is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour;
  • a realistic mediumterm research plan, addressing substantial historical problems and aiming for publications in leading journals, and holding the promise of winning external funding for research;
  • readiness to engage with nonacademic research users and to assist in developing the impact of historical research beyond the university sector;
  • ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department;

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) if they are not already in possession of one. Candidates are expected to be versatile in both Dutch and English; non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.

The initial appointment, as from 1 September 2015 at the latest, will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to excellent performance, this will be followed by a permanent position. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from EUR 3,324 to EUR 4,551 for a full time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) scale 11 for Dutch Universities. Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an endofyear bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions.

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Dealine for application: 15 April 2015


Tenure track position from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (0,8 – 1fte)

In this function, the candidate is expected to teach courses in the philosophy and/or the foundations of the natural sciences for undergraduate and graduate students. He or she is expected to contribute to the teaching activities of the Descartes Centre, particularly the master programme History and Philosophy of Science. Utrecht has a strong track record in the field of the foundations of the natural sciences. The candidate’s research is expected to focus on the foundations and/or the philosophy of the natural sciences. There are opportunities for collaboration with other researchers within the Descartes Centre, especially with the research group of Theoretical Philosophy within the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

The candidate;

  • is an excellent researcher in one or both fields mentioned below;
  • has shown to be able to set up his or her own line of research, to obtain
  • research grants and to stimulate and supervise students and young researchers;
  • is an excellent teacher;
  • is able to work collaboratively in a small and dedicated team;
  • is prepared to teach in Dutch and in English.

(Candidates from abroad are expected to master the Dutch language in two years’ time.)

More information.

Dealine for application: 15 April 2015

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