Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Development Studies

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 27 Aug 2023

1.0 FTE

Gross monthly salary
€ 5,247 - € 6,737

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Organizational unit
Faculty of Social Sciences

Application deadline
27 August 2023

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Are you interested in the relationship between diversity and inequality? And do you hold a PhD in Anthropology, Development Studies or a related discipline? Then join us as an assistant professor. In this position, you will conduct qualitative and mixed methods research and teach courses on issues related to diversity and inequality.
As an assistant professor you will teach courses in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Anthropology and Development Studies. You will give lectures and tutorials, and supervise Bachelor's and Master's theses. Furthermore, there will be opportunities for you to participate in the interdisciplinary Research Master's programme in Social and Cultural Sciences.
You will particularly conduct qualitative and/or mixed-methods and multidisciplinary research on issues related to the central research programme on diversity and inequality. More specifically, you will contribute to one of two subthemes:
1) 'Inequality and Relatedness in Multicultural Societies', with its central question being: How does the politicisation of relatedness perpetuate and/or transform various forms of inequality?
2) Diversity, Markets and Natural Resources', with a focus on the following question: 'How are different forms of diversity and inequality within and between societies related to the functioning of markets and associated changes in access to natural resources?'
You will be expected to work in a cross-disciplinary manner, exploring the connections between Anthropology and Development Studies. You should also be able to obtain external funding for your research.
Your tasks will include carrying out and coordinating excellent teaching in Dutch/English; inspiring and motivating students; being a conscientious supervisor of internships as well as BA and MA theses; performing and publishing top-quality research; applying for external funding by submitting research proposals; collaborating with researchers from the ADS department and the other departments at the institute and with external scholars; contributing to societal debate; being an inspiring staff member with excellent communication skills; and developing a network of national and international academic and non-academic partners.
Finally, you will also be expected to contribute to advancing research on diversity and inequality at Faculty level and actively seek collaboration with colleagues from other departments and disciplines.
  • You should hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Anthropology, Development Studies or a related discipline.
  • You have a strong general knowledge of the field of anthropology and development studies.
  • You are an inspiring teacher with extensive expertise in teaching and coordinating courses at an academic level.
  • You have a university teaching qualification or the willingness to acquire such a certificate within two years (giving priority to completing the module on coaching).
  • You have extensive experience with qualitative and/or mixed methods research.
  • You have an excellent track record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • You have been successful in the acquisition of external funding.
  • You actively participate in international research networks and organise workshops, panels and conferences.
  • You are a team player with good social, communication and organisational skills.
  • You contribute to societal debates on the basis of your research.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 level).

We are
This position will be embedded in the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, which is part of the Radboud Social Cultural Research (RSCR) Institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The position will be part of the sector plan 'Social Inequality and Diversity'.
The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the largest faculties at Radboud University and holds the ambition to be among the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands.

Radboud University

We are keen to meet critical thinkers who want to look closer at what really matters. People who, from their expertise, wish to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This ambition unites more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University and requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
We offer
  • It concerns an employment for 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €5,247and a maximum of €6,737 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 12 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1 year with the possibility of a permanent employment.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

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Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact Edwin de Jong, Programme Director at 06 12 61 37 39 or . Alternatively, you can contact Sara Kinsbergen, Department Chair at 06 18 19 38 33 or .
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 27 August 2023, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Edwin de Jong. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV (max. 4 pages).
  • A research statement and teaching statement (max. 1 page each).
The first round of interview will take place on Thursday 7 September. The second round of interviews will take place on Thursday 14 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 November 2023.
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Apply now Application deadline 27 August 2023

We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

Dr Jong, E.B.P. de (Edwin)
Programme Director 06 12 61 37 39
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