Tuesday, 25 February 2014

VACANCY: University Lecturer History of Politics and Society (1,0 fte) Groningen university

Location Groningen
Function typesProfessors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers, Research, Development, Innovation
Hours 38.0 hours per week
Salary maximum € 5070
EducationUniversity Graduate
Job number 214064E
About employer University of Groningen
Short link www.academictransfer.com/21950

Job description

The ETC degree programme is looking for an enthusiastic university lecturer (UD: universitair docent) in politics and society, who will contribute significantly to the bachelor's degree programme in European Languages.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the ETC degree programme, the UD must be able to place European politics and society into a wider cultural and social-scientific context. Although the lecturer will be appointed by the ETC department, due to the nature of the subject field close ties will be maintained with the degree programmes in History and International Relations and International Organization, which have an excellent reputation within the Netherlands and abroad in the fields of teaching and research.
The position will comprise a combination of teaching (60%) and research (40%) in the field of political history, focusing in particular on the above-mentioned areas. In addition to teaching within the ETC degree programme, the UD may also occasionally be asked to teach elsewhere in the Faculty, primarily in the bachelor's and master's degree programmes in History. Research by the UD will take place under the auspices of the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) and its Centre for Historical Studies.

Specific tasks:
- providing teaching in the field of political culture in Europe, particularly European integration and disintegration, nation state and nationalism and the relationship between culture, politics and society within the bachelor's degree programme in European Languages and Cultures and occasionally in the bachelor's and master's degree programmes in History
- supervising Bachelor's and Master's theses in the aforementioned field
- making an active contribution to the evaluation and development of the degree programme and its individual course units
- conducting academic research in the field of European political history
- performing administrative and organisational duties.


In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for a candidate with a PhD in the field of modern political history, and who has an adequate command of Dutch or who is willing to learn Dutch within two years, and who also

in the area of teaching:
- has extensive experience with teaching university-level European political history
- has a sufficiently proficient command of English to be able to teach in English in the European Languages and Cultures degree programme
- has gained the Basic Teaching Qualification or is prepared to do so within a year
- is an excellent teacher, as demonstrated by positive teaching evaluations
- is demonstrably able to make concrete contributions to the development of course units, partly by actively linking teaching to research.

In the area of research:
- has a personal research line as demonstrated by publications in the area of expertise mentioned
- has international experience and an international network.

In the area of management and organisation:
- is able to make a constructive contribution to interdisciplinary collaboration and a friendly atmosphere within the department
- has demonstrable administrative and organization skills. 

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