The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is committed to high quality academic education and research.
Our educational programmes include political science (bachelor and master), governance and organisation (bachelor), public administration (master), philosophy, politics and economics (bachelor, with the faculties of Humanities and Economics), and law and politics of international security (master, with the Law Faculty).
Our research is organized in two programmes : Multi-layered governance in Europe and beyond’ and New modes of public governance’.
A central theme in our teaching and research in political science is the way in which domestic politics and international relations have become systematically interconnected.
We are searching for an Assistant Professor in Political Science who studies political actors and institutions in an international context.
As Assistant Professor, you will be involved in teaching and research on a tenure track contract of 50 months, starting in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
If the tenure track is completed successfully, you will be promoted to a permanent position from Assistant Professor 2 to Assistant Professor 1.
Specifically, we are looking for someone whose research agenda speaks to one (or more) of the fundamental societal challenges that are central in our research program democracy, inequality, security, and climate change and whose research straddles the national and the international level of politics.
We especially welcome candidates with distinctive quantitative and / or qualitative methodological skills, which they can also convey to students in teaching and supervision.
You need to hold a PhD in political science and, ideally, can demonstrate experience in teaching as well as positive evaluations thereof.
We expect you to maintain international research networks, to have a proven track record of high-quality international publications, and to have the potential to acquire research grants.
As Assistant Professor, you are expected to be able to teach a variety of courses in political science at Bachelor and Master level, possibly also including the VU Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
In the role of researcher, you contribute to the research programme of Political Science Multi-Layered Governance in Europe and beyond’.
You will conduct research, publish this in international, refereed journals and, where possible, disseminate the findings to a wider public.
Besides, you will be active in acquiring external research funding, alone or with colleagues, and you may co-supervise PhD candidates.