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Junior Lecturer/PhD Candidate in Political Science

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    Radboud University
    Cultural studies
    Established Researcher (R3)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    06/07/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Nijmegen


The Department of Public Administration and Political Science at the Nijmegen School of Management invites applications for a position for PhD Candidate/Junior Lecturer. The position is for six years and involves a combination of PhD research and teaching. Candidates will spend 40% of their time teaching, and 60% of their time on their PhD research. The PhD position is an 'open-project PhD', so candidates can propose their own research project in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory or Conflict Studies. The PhD candidate will be part of the Institute of Management Research (IMR) at the Nijmegen School of Management and will be supervised by at least two staff members from International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, or Conflict Studies.

In this position you will be teaching academic skills to Bachelor's students of Political Science and supervise Bachelor's theses on your topics of expertise (40% of your time). You will also be training to become an academic researcher while working on your own PhD project under the supervision of Political Science staff (60% of your time). You will be part of a collegial team at the Department of Public Administration and Political Science and enrol in the PhD programme at the IMR.

More Information


  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,402 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 6 years.
  • The intended start date is 1 September 2020.
  • Radboud University offers a dynamic and attractive working environment and has excellent conditions of employment, including an attractive retirement scheme, financial childcare compensation, and (partly paid) maternity leave.
  • Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, by which 30% of their salary is tax free.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Selection process

Please address your application to Prof. C. van Ham and submit it, using the application button, no later than 5 July 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation, explaining your motivation, your interest in the project, and your competences.
  • CV including qualifications, grades, a list of academic publications (if applicable), and an academic reference supporting your application.
  • PhD proposal outlining the core research question(s), relevance and set-up of your PhD project (using this format).

The first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 14 July in the afternoon.

Additional comments

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. C. van Ham, Professor Empirical Political Science
Email: c.vanham@fm.ru.nl

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Political Science or a related field.
  • Academic excellence, as demonstrated by grade transcripts and CV.
  • A solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Dutch and English.
  • Teaching experience is an advantage (but not required).
  • The ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • The ability to finish your PhD thesis in time, i.e. strong skills in project management, flexibility, proactive behaviour and excellent academic writing skills.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Radboud University
6525 XZ
Houtlaan 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 531654
Posting organisation offer ID: 292413


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