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Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Governance

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    Radboud University
    Cultural studies
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    12/05/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Nijmegen


The Chair Group of Environmental Governance and Politics (EGP) at the Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, is looking for an Assistant/Associate Professor in the field of (global) environmental governance.
You will be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of the research and teaching programmes of the EGP chair group and the co-coordination of the Radboud Centre for Sustainability Challenges (RCSC). You will develop and teach courses in the Bachelor's programme in Geography, Planning and Environment and the Master's programme in Environment and Society Studies (ESS). You will conduct disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research, publish in international high-quality journals, attract external funding for research projects, acquire and supervise PhD projects, build international networks with academics and societal partners, and contribute to general management and coordination tasks in the chair group, department and RCSC.

We are looking for a colleague who can strengthen our research programme by proactively contributing to discussions on transformative change from a (global) environmental governance, earth system governance or multi-level governance perspective.

The Assistant/Associate Professor position requires an aptitude for research and a strong track record in publications on our core themes, as well as a heart for teaching. Above all, we are seeking a highly motivated, committed and collaborative candidate with a cooperative attitude and strong team skills.

More Information


  • Employment: 1.0 FTE.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,826 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 12).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience. Salary scale 13 may apply.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: fixed-term contract for two years, with the possibility of extension to a permanent position depending on performance.
  • The intended start date is 15 August 2021.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Selection process

Please address your application to Prof. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers and submit it, using the application button, no later than 11 May 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation or a video with your motivation (link in CV).
  • CV.
  • Research statement (max 400 words).
  • Teaching statement (max 400 words).

The first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday 25 May. The second round of interviews will take place on Thursday 10 June.

Additional comments

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Chair Environmental Governance and Politics
Email: ingrid.visseren@ru.nl

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

  • A PhD degree in a relevant social scientific field (e.g. environmental studies, political science, public administration, sociology).
  • An excellent reputation in (global) environmental governance, evidenced by publications in internationally recognised high-quality journals, and a track record in attracting research funds and realising societal impact.
  • At least four years of experience in academic teaching and research in the field of global environmental governance, and management or coordination of research projects or educational programmes.
  • Proven effective teaching skills evidenced by a Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO or UKO) or equivalent (experience with teaching quantitative methods would be an advantage).
  • A clear research agenda and niche (theoretically, methodologically and empirically).
  • A thorough understanding of and ambition for the transformative changes needed to address (one or different) major sustainability issues (biodiversity loss, climate change, pollution, land-use change, sustainable economies, environmental justice, animal welfare and rights).
  • Proven ability to supervise PhD candidates.
  • Substantial international experience and network (preferably in the global South).
  • Excellent English language skills and willingness to learn Dutch (working knowledge of additional languages would be an advantage).
  • Proven ability to collaborate in inter- and transdisciplinary teams.

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

EURAXESS offer ID: 623157
Posting organisation offer ID: 299342


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