Job – Associate professor in Globalisation and Development

Associate professor in Globalisation and Development at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University, 1.00 fte

Location: Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Grote Gracht 90-92, 6211 SZ Maastricht

Hours: 38.0 hours per week

Salary: € 4210 – € 5861

Job description

FASoS is seeking an associate professor with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in the broad field of Globalisation and Development. Expertise in the field of digitalisation is an asset.

Research is carried out within the context of the Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences and, in particular, relating to the interdisciplinary research programme Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development (GTD). The selected candidate is expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding that is related to and in dialogue with an interdisciplinary research approach. He/she will contribute to initiatives to stimulate a dynamic research environment within the GTD and to create research opportunities for junior members of the group.

S/he will contribute to the teaching and coordination of courses and supervision of internships, projects and theses in the BA and MA programmes on Globalisation and Development Studies and possibly to a new BA programme on Digital Transformations. The division of teaching and research duties follows the regular division used at the Faculty of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising.


The candidate should display outstanding quality in research and styles of leadership, a strong sense of research identity, recognition in the field, s/he has a relevant international network and is open to an interdisciplinary approach. Important markers of this quality in research and leadership include publications of original work in highly regarded journals within the broad field of Globalisation and Development and/or monographs and edited volumes published with prestigious (university) presses; acquisition of funding from national, European and other research funding agencies; track-record in supervision of PhD students. Experience in research and teaching on issues of digitalization in a global context are a pre.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite, while non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch.

The candidate should be an experienced and enthusiastic teacher with a demonstrated ability in thesis supervision, teaching coordination roles, course development and teaching international classrooms. S/he is able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation in our system of small-scale problem based learning (PBL).

The selected candidate should be ready to fulfil an important administrative role in the faculty, therefore having managerial – and leadership qualities is deemed crucial. S/he is expected to be a genuine coach and leader, as well as a team player. S/he should be flexible and have broad academic interests and an open, effective management style.

In view of recruitment policies and the composition of our corps of assistant professors at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Maastricht University in general, female candidates with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Conditions of employment

Maastricht University provides an attractive, internationally-oriented academic environment where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct first-rate research.

The workload will be the normal workload for the position of assistant professor. Currently this implies 60% teaching – and 40% research activities.

Funding for a PhD student is provided as part of this position, to work on a topic regarding Euregion cross-border issues, depending on the Associate Professor’s interests and in discussion with the research programme director of Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development.

The successful candidate will be appointed as an associate professor for 2 years. During this period, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to demonstrate his/her teaching and research talents, managerial qualities and a constructive approach. Subsequently there will be a possibility to apply for tenure (appointment for an indefinite period of time) in the position of associate professor. Under the condition of a positive assessment the position will be extended in a tenure contract. 

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a minimum of € 4.210,00 and a maximum of € 5.861,00 gross per month for a full-time appointment of 38 hours per week (salary scale 12-13, Dutch Universities Conditions of Employment).

Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

The candidate must be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If (s)he does not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), the selected candidate will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs or for an allowance for alternative housing. Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

Contract type: Temporary, 2 years

Starting date: Preferably by January 15, 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The deadline for submitting your application is September 3, 2017 

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the week of September 18, 2017.

Read more and apply here.


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