Junior Assistant Professor in the field of Innovation Policy (1.0 FTE)

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Junior Assistant Professor in the field of Innovation Policy (1.0 FTE)

Junior Assistant Professor in the field of Innovation Policy (1.0 FTE)

Job description
Utrecht University has opened a new faculty position at Junior Assistant Professor level in the field of innovation policy (fixed term, maximum 6 years). The teaching-research ratio of this position is 66% teaching and 34% research. Research time can be expanded from 34% to a maximum of 70% at the expense of teaching time. Such expansion depends on whether research projects are successfully acquired by senior staff members, for example, with ministries or the European Commission. Generally, we have such projects every year.
We are looking for:
  • academics who have obtained their MSc in a relevant subject (Innovation Studies, Public Administration, Economics, or related field) and want to continue their academic career, potentially leading to a PhD;
  • a colleague who will teach under the supervision of senior staff in the Bachelor programme Science and Innovation Management (in Dutch: ‘Natuurwetenschap & Innovatiemanagement ’), and;
  • will be part of the research group working together in the Mission-oriented Innovation Policy Observatory (MIPO) at the Copernicus Institute.
Those close to finishing a PhD can also apply, and can also teach in Master programs upon completion of the PhD. Based on their personal development as a teacher, the candidate can obtain a Basic Teaching Qualification (‘BKO’), which is important for a further academic career.

The successful candidate will: 
  • hold a Master degree in Innovation Studies, Public Administration, Economics, or related field; 
  • have excellent communication skills, be good in interpersonal relationships and an excellent team player; 
  • have affinity with working in an interdisciplinary research and teaching environment; 
  • have affinity with public outreach, working with societal stakeholders and transdisciplinary research;
  • Dutch and English language proficiency is a plus;
  • experience with and talent for academic teaching at Bachelor's level is a plus;

We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for six years in an international working environment. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €2,960 and €4,670 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.
In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University .

About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University , the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
Utrecht University's Faculty of Geosciences studies the Earth: from the Earth's core to its surface, including man's spatial and material utilisation of the Earth - always with a focus on sustainability and innovation. With 3,400 students (BSc and MSc) and 720 staff, the Faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty of Geosciences is organised in four Departments: Earth Sciences, Human Geography & Spatial Planning, Physical Geography, and Sustainable Development.
The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a historic centre and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its centuries-old university. Utrecht has been consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the Netherlands, and is well-connected to local and international transport hubs.

Additional information
For more information about this position, please contact Prof Koen Frenken (Professor in Innovation Studies), via k.frenken@uu.nl or +31 030 253 67 08.
Note that international candidates needing a visa/work permit for the Netherlands require at least four months processing time after selection and acceptance. This will be arranged with help of the International Service Desk (ISD) of our university. Finding appropriate housing in or near Utrecht is your own responsibility, but the ISD may be able to advise you therewith. For general questions that you might have about working and living in The Netherlands, please consult the Dutch Mobility Portal where much information can be found.

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the 'apply' button.

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