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  • Employment: 0.8 – 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: € 3,746 – € 5,127
  • Nijmegen School of Management
  • Required background: PhD
  • Application deadline: 4 July 2021

We are looking for

The Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM) / Political Science Chair Group at the Nijmegen School of Management (Radboud University) is looking for a new Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies to help further expand its research and education profiles. 

You will contribute to the continuous high quality of education, notably teaching courses at the Bachelor’s degree level and supervising students writing their Master’s theses. Your high-quality research should lead to publications in high-ranking international journals. Experience in the dissemination of research results through contacts with practitioners, policy makers and/or media is appreciated. Together with colleagues, you will contribute to the further development of the CICAM-Political Science research agenda by participating in applications for external research funding and developing research projects.

Existing expertise within CICAM-Political Science includes conflict analysis and research on state and non-state governance and external intervention in conflict-affected settings, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Ideally, your research profile will strengthen and complement our thematic and geographical expertise through a focus on, for instance, polarisation, radicalisation, social movements, or urban uprising/violence in Europe; European defence and security policies; new modalities and technologies of warfare; or climate change and conflict.

We ask

You are an ambitious and enthusiastic scientist and a keen team player, devoted to research and education. To further strengthen our group, your profile should include:

  • A PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. political science, development studies, anthropology or human geography) and a demonstrable affinity with political science.
  • The capacity to contribute to academic debates on peace and conflict as demonstrated by publications in international journals.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching, ample teaching experience, and proven effective teaching skills. A Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO) or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • Experience of teaching courses in conflict and peace studies and/or qualitative and quantitative methods is desirable; an ability to supervise MA students would be an advantage.
  • International experience and network.
  • Excellent English language skills and a willingness to learn Dutch (if applicable). Dutch language skills would be a major advantage.

We are

The Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) is an academic centre of research and higher education, focusing on institutional and managerial issues within complex organisations. There are seven disciplines within NSM: Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics and Business Economics, Social and Political Sciences of the Environment, Human Geography, and Spatial Planning. NSM strives for a multidisciplinary approach. The educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills. NSM employs 300 FTEs, 75% of whom are academics. Currently, NSM has approximately 5,000 students. NSM’s research activities fall under the responsibility of the interdisciplinary Institute for Management Research (IMR). Under the motto ‘Creating Knowledge for Society’, IMR focuses on academic research into the development, design and effectiveness of the public and private structures that regulate, govern or manage human interactions.

The Political Science Chair Group is built around two chairs: Empirical Political Science and International Relations, the latter including Peace and Conflict Studies. The chair group offers a Bachelor’s degree programme in Political Science and six Master’s degree tracks, each leading to a Master’s degree in Political Science. The educational programme is characterised by small-scale teaching and provides a stimulating learning environment with an emphasis on the development of academic skills.

The Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM) is embedded in the chair group of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department of Political Science. CICAM is a multidisciplinary institute, conducting academic research and offering education in the field of conflict, peace and intervention in conflict-affected settings, aimed at students across Radboud University. CICAM actively engages in societal services regarding these themes (creating awareness, informing, advising).

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 0.8 – 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,746 and a maximum of €5,127 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: This is a temporary position for two years with the possibility of a permanent contract.
  • The intended start date is 1 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.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University’s primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. ir. Mathijs van Leeuwen, Associate Professor

Dr. Maarten Cras, course and research employee

Apply directly

Please address your application to dr. ir. Mathijs van Leeuwen and submit it, using the application button, no later than 4 July 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV, including a list of publications and contact details of at least two references.
  • Recent evaluations of teaching.

We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.


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