Postdoctoral researcher, “Managing Scarcity” at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, History...

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 06 Apr 2020

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. You will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within one or more of the four themes within the research programme. You will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field.

We offer a 4-year full-time appointment as Post-Doctoral Researcher (Onderzoeker 3). The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended for the remaining 3 years.

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a gross monthly salary of about € 3.255,00 per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time appointment). Controleren door HR assistent
After a positive assessment a promotion to scale 11 is possible in the 2nd year.
Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.

Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > Support > UM employees .

Starting date: 15 August 2020

You are invited to submit:

  • A letter of motivation summarising relevant experience and reasons for interest in the position
  • A CV including a complete list of publications
  • A grade transcript of previous education at Master/graduate level
  • PhD degree certificate
  • Their best article or book chapter, preferably single-authored
  • The contact information of two references (including e-mail; phone number, mailing address, and relationship to the applicant). The references will not necessarily be contacted.
  • Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.

    The deadline for submitting your application is 6 April 2020.

    Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the department History:

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