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Assistant Professor International Political Economy (1,0 FTE) in Groningen

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Faculty of Arts


University of Groningen

The Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen offers one full-time position for Assistant Professor. The Department of IRIO is committed to top-tier research combined with high quality education. IRIO, with over 50 staff members, provides world-class, interdisciplinary and international bachelor and master degree programmes. Students and staff are drawn to studying international relations and the role of international organization 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’s and master’s degree programmes are taught in English. There are currently about 1,000 students registered for the various IRIO programmes. Additionally, the Department contributes to the Erasmus Mundus 2-year master’s degree programme in Humanitarian Action, coordinated by the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA), and the Research masters in Modern History and International Relations. Research in the Department of IRIO is organized in the Centre for IR Research (CIRR) around five chairs, respectively History & Theory of IR; IR and Security Studies; International Political Economy; History & Theory of European Integration; and Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian Action.

The Chair Group on International Political Economy (IPE), where the position will be located, aims to increase the theoretical understanding of the interplay between states, market, and society. This group brings together International Relations scholars, political scientists, economists, and historians, integrating and applying their different methods to the dynamics of institutional change. Groningen IPE research on institutional change organises its research around two overlapping fields: i) convergence in a globalising world, zooming in on changes in trade, investment, labour, and corporate governance regimes and ii) transformation & integration, focusing on the exploration of emerging varieties of capitalism in Eastern Europe and the successor states of the Soviet Union. More information on IPE can be found at http://www.rug.nl/let/ipe-research

Job description

The position combines teaching (60%) and research (40%) in the field of International Relations, with an emphasis on institutional development and development economics. In teaching, candidates are expected to provide BA and MA level courses, as well as support PhD supervision. Depending on disciplinary background, candidates must be able to contribute to basic introductory courses in areas such as IR Theory, international organization, and/or social science research methodologies; as well as specialized courses on statistics, (international) economics, and on their own research interests. The supervision of students will play an important part in the position. Participation in managerial committees related to the organization of the degree programmes or research grant applications will be expected. In research the candidate is expected to develop her/his own research projects (both individually and in small teams).


The candidate ideally has a background in International Relations, Political Science, or International Economics. We are looking for candidates with a specialization in International Political Economy, with a clear interest in international trade, financial markets, or institutional economics and development. The candidate will be a team player and will have demonstrable teaching experience at both undergraduate and masters levels.

The candidate's qualities are demonstrated by:
• a completed PhD in the area of international political economy
• proven research results, supported by a list of at least two peer-reviewed articles in indexed journals
• further research potential and plans supported by a programme of research for the next four years
• confirmed experience in academic teaching, at various levels and in various formats with outstanding teaching reviews
• excellent oral and written skills in English
• excellent social and communicative skills and ability to work in groups
• being prepared to learn Dutch within a period of two years.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 36 months.

The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,545 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) gross per month to a maximum of € 5,513 (scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday pay and 8.3 end-of- year gratification and participation in a pension scheme for employees. After two years, we expect non-Dutch candidates to master the Dutch language to at least CEFR B2 level (for reading and listening). Dutch candidates have a sufficient knowledge of English (CEFR B2/C1 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking). The University provides language courses in Dutch and English.

This is a tenure position: the decision on tenure will be taken on the basis of a formal assessment after 3 years.

The starting date for this appointment is 1 January 2019.

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

The procedure will include a lecture or a presentation as well as an interview. Samples of writing may be requested of shortlisted candidates. Please do not provide them in advance.

Interviews and presentations are scheduled for Friday 7 September 2018.
You may apply for this position until Wednesday 22 August 23:59 h / before Thursday 23 August 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 (cover letter), a curriculum vitae detailing teaching and research experiences and mentioning two academic referees with their contact details (references at this stage are not required), a list of publications and a plan for research (max. 2000 words) for the four years.

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