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Assistant Professor Sociology of Religion at Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (0,4 - 0,5 FTE)

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    Tilburg University
    Language sciences
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    09/06/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Utrecht


Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Bachelor’s and Master’s courses (in Dutch and in English) in Utrecht and Tilburg;
  • Doing research in the field of sociology of religion;
  • Participating in the activities of the Department of Practical Theology and Religious Studies;
  • Participating in the research programme “The Transformation of Religion in Late Modernity: The Case of New Catholicism”;
  • Acquiring and developing contract education and contract research, and representing the own discipline in the Netherlands and abroad;
  • Representing and stimulating the dissemination of knowledge of the own discipline within the media;
  • Leading of and/or taking part in work groups, committees or project teams, both internally and externally, performing administrative duties and implementing management tasks that have been assigned.

More Information


The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as assistant professor (“universitair docent”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3.637,- in scale 11 up to (maximally) € 4.978,- gross per month.

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2019. It is a part time position (0,4 fte - 0,5 fte). The selected candidate will first receive a contract for 2 years. After that, a permanent contract is possible dependent on performance. The conditions for a permanent appointment include the obtaining of a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch BKO) and acquiring the required proficiency in Dutch or English within two years after appointment. The university will facilitate courses for that purpose, if needed.

Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment. The university offers very good fringe benefits such as a holiday allowance of 8%, an end-of-year bonus of 8,3%, an options model for terms and conditions of employment and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a (temporary) tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf.

The University will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation (for foreign employees).

The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Selection process

The candidate should submit in Dutch or English the following materials, as separate documents or integrated in a single file:

  • a letter of application;
  • a CV and list of publications;
  • an outline of research plans and ideas on education (one page each), and
  • two publications (articles or chapters).

The deadline for application is June 8, 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in June or July 2019. The procedure may involve a trial lecture and/or a scholarly presentation. The only way to apply is online by the link below.

Additional comments

For further information regarding this position, please contact prof. dr. Jan Loffeld, Professor in Practical Theology. E-mail: J.Loffeld@tilburguniversity,edu, Phone: Phone: +31134663433.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • PhD degree on a subject relevant to this position;
  • Demonstrable experience of (and competency in) teaching at an academic level;
  • Demonstrable international research experience, evidenced by a doctoral thesis and other peer-reviewed publications,
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other colleagues, also in an interdisciplinary context;
  • Proficient in Dutch and English, or willing to become so soon;
  • Meeting the requirements for the position set out in Veritatis gaudium on behalf of the Catholic Church authorities. (Candidates need to obtain a venia docendi from the Grand Chancellor of the TST).

Work location(s)
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Tilburg University
3512 LG
Nieuwegracht 65

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