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Lecturers International Relations (1.6 FTE) in Groningen

... Faculty of... ... University of... The Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) is committed to top tier research combined...



Faculty of Arts


University of Groningen

The Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) is committed to top tier research combined with high quality education. This commitment to excellence is apparent at both the undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels. IRIO, with over 50 staff members, provides high quality, interdisciplinary and international bachelor and master degree programmes. Students and staff study international relations and the role of international organizations in an integrated manner from historical, political, economic and legal angles. The Department provides an international working environment for an increasing number of foreign students and research staff. The bachelor and master degree programmes are taught in English. There are currently about 1,000 students registered for IRIO programmes. Additionally, the Department is responsible for the Erasmus Mundus master degree programme in International Humanitarian Action, and the research master programme Modern History and International Relations. Research in the Department of IRIO is organised under the responsibility of the five chairs of the Department, respectively: International Security, International Political Economy, European Integration, History and Theory of International Relations, and Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian Action.

The Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen offers two positions as Lecturer (0.8 FTE each).

Job description

The two positions are in the field of International Relations with an emphasis on issue areas related to one of our six specialisations: International Political Economy, International Security, European Integration, Geopolitics & Connectivity, Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian Action and East Asian Studies. Candidates should be able to contribute to basic introductory courses in areas such as IR theory, history of IR, political science, international organization, political economy, statistics, European integration, and social science research methodologies.


The candidate ideally comes from an interdisciplinary background of which International Relations, Political Science, International Law or other social sciences are component parts.

The candidate's qualities are demonstrated by:
● a completed master programme or PhD in one of the relevant disciplines
● excellent demonstrable oral and written skills in English (C1 level)
● excellent social and communicative skills, flexibility and stress-resistance
● preferred experience in academic teaching, at various levels and in various formats.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12.

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 2,588 to a maximum of € 4,084 (salary scale 10) gross per month according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, based on a full-time appointment, excluding 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year gratification and participation in a pension scheme for employees. The position is for 0.8 FTE and for a period of one or two years.

The starting date is 1 September 2018.

The selection procedure may include a lecture or presentation. The lecture and the interview will take place via Skype.

How to apply
Applications should be submitted until 17 June 23:59h / before 18 June 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Applications should consist of a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae including an overview of previous teaching, and two reference letters. All these documents, including reference letters, should be provided via the online application system only (use the Apply button below).

The university is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

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