Assistant Professor of Sociology
Radboud University

Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • 32 - 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,656
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Job level: PhD
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years
  • Application deadline: 2 February 2020


We are looking for

The Sociology department at Radboud University seeks an Assistant Professor (tenured) to further strengthen its educational programme and its highly reputed research. Your educational responsibilities will be to coordinate and teach Sociology courses in our Bachelor's programme in Sociology, Master's programme entitled 'Sociology: Policy and Applied Research' and Research Master's programme in Social Cultural Sciences.

For this position we seek a candidate with a research agenda in sociology. Possible domains of research may be related tofamily sociology, migration and integration issues, social networks, political sociology, inequality, or other domains that are part of the Sociology department's research programme. You are expected to have expertise in and affinity with advanced statistical techniques. Your ability to formulate relevant questions on these themes and provide rigorous answers is demonstrated by publications in flagship journals in sociology. Efforts to create connections between academic research and public and policy debates will be appreciated.

You will be expected to:

  • Carry out and coordinate excellent teaching in Dutch (50%).
  • Perform and publish top-quality research (50%).
  • Apply for external funding by submitting research proposals.
  • Collaborate with researchers from the Sociology department and with external scholars.
  • Contribute evidence-based arguments to societal and policy debates.
  • Be an inspiring member of our staff with excellent communication skills.
  • Develop a network of national and international partners.

We ask

  • A PhD degree in sociology, or an associated social science field (statistics, political science, educational sciences, communication science).
  • Expertise in teaching at an academic level in Dutch/English.
  • A university teaching qualification (BKO) or the willingness to acquire such a certificate.
  • An excellent track record in academic research, as evidenced by publications in international academic journals.
  • Good social, communication and organisational skills.
  • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, advanced research methods and statistical techniques.
  • (Preferably) experience in the acquisition of external research funding.
  • An excellent command of written and spoken Dutch.
  • You employ research practices that increase transparency in social science (e.g. pre-registration, data-sharing), or are willing to adopt such an approach.

We are

The position will be embedded in the Sociology department of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The research in this position will align with the research programme of RSCR. The faculty's ambition is to become one of the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands. The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest faculty at Radboud University, with a total of around 4,500 students spread over three educational institutions.

The overall aim of the Radboud Social Cultural Research institute (RSCR) is to contribute innovative knowledge to the scientific and social community by performing comparative research. The rationale behind this focus on comparative research is that it puts societal phenomena and processes into perspective and therefore provides insights into, and explanations of, similarities and differences. RSCR consists of two research groups: (a) sociology and (b) cultural anthropology and development studies. Both groups host researchers from the Gender & Diversity group.

The School of Social Cultural Sciences (SCS) has about 1,000 students and offers study programmes in Communication Science, Anthropology and Development Studies, and Sociology. Gender Studies also offer a broad interfaculty programme on women's studies and gender. The Sociology department offers an independent BA/MA degree in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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 and collaboration. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 5.656 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 12).
  • The exact salary depends on your qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience. The salary depends on the UFO job profile that applies and can be in scale 11 ( max. € 4,978) or 12 (max. 5,656).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: upon positive evaluation after 2 years: tenured position.
  • The intended start date is 1 June 2020.
  • 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?

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. dr. Ellen Verbakel, Head of department of Sociology
Tel.: + 31 24 3613013/2042

Prof. dr. Gerbert Kraaykamp, Director RSCR

Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. dr. Ellen Verbakel and submit it, using the application button, no later than 2 February 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV.
The first round of interviews will take place on 24 February 2020.


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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