Type: Assistant Professor in Political Theory
Institution: Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Date: from 1.1.2020
The Department of Political Science of the Faculty of Social and
Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam invites
applications for a tenure track Assistant professor in Political
Theory. Candidates should have an excellent track record in research
and should be able to teach courses in the field of Political Theory
(BA, Master, and Research Master). The applicant’s profile should fit
the AISSR research program 'Challenges to Democratic Representation'.
The area of specialization is political theory. In addition, the
department has teaching needs in normative international political
theory; violence, conflict and just war theory; Politics, Philosophy,
and Economics (PPE); social theory; gender and diversity theory;
Asian, Islamic, African, Indigenous philosophy, and comparative
What will you be doing?
- Developing, conducting, and supervising high quality academic
research in the field of political theory;
- teaching general and specialist courses in political theory, and in
political science more generally;
- having an innovative approach to BA & MA curricular development;
- (participating in) the acquisition of external research funding;
- having a dynamic contribution to the to the research program of the
political theory unit of 'Challenges to Democratic Representation'
through scholarly publications and participation in national and
international research networks and educational initiatives.
- A completed doctoral thesis in Political Philosophy, Political
Theory or other relevant fields in the social sciences and
- an on-going programme of research and publications, focused on
international ‘peer reviewed’ journals and/or books published by
internationally recognised academic presses;
- broad general knowledge of political science;
- expertise in a subdomain of the field of political theory;
- a willingness to apply for European and Dutch research grants;
- the ability and willingness to provide excellent and inspiring
teaching in political science at both undergraduate and postgraduate
- the ability to teach in English at all levels;
- the Dutch basic qualification in higher education
(Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs; BKO) certificate, or a willingness to
acquire such within three years.
What can we offer you?
A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample
scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring
organisation. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role
in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the
Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.
To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in an independent,
creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an
open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam
The position concerns a temporary appointment, a tenure track, of 38
hours per week for a term of 36 months. If the candidate proves
suitable, barring unforeseen organisational developments and assuming
sufficient FTE availability, we intend to offer the candidate a
permanent employment contract.Salary depends on past education and
relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,637 and a
maximum salary of €4,660 gross per month based on a full-time
appointment for a 38-hour working week (in keeping with scale 11 -
12.2), as per the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities).
We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee
benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus.
Because we value your continued personal development and
professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study
The successful candidate will begin their project on 1 January 2020.
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and
are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We
value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep
asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
The deadline for applications is 28 October 2019. Interviews will
take place in November and December.
Do you have any questions or do you require additional information?
Please contact Professor Eric Schliesser, head of the search