Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

University of Groningen

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is the center of research and teaching focusing on human behaviour in its social context. The Faculty staff study issues related to individual behaviour, the relationships between people, and society as a whole. The Faculty covers the departments of Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, and Teacher Training.

Job description
The University of Groningen initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme to promote the advancement of talented international researchers at the highest levels of the institution. The ambitious programme has been running since 2003 and has financed over seventy Fellows.

The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is aimed at women in industry, academia or research institutes who have a PhD and aspire a career as full professor in a European top research university. *The Fellowship is only awarded to outstanding researchers.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, largely externally funded research programme in collaboration with colleagues at our University and elsewhere. They will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline.

The University of Groningen has 13 tenure track positions available in this programme, currently co-funded by the European Union. We invite ambitious female academics to apply for these positions.

Three RFF positions
Three RFF Tenure Track positions are now available in the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Rosalind Franklin Fellows are expected to develop an internationally competitive line of research in a relevant field. They will work in the area of their choice and pursue their research in one of the four departments of the Faculty. Applicants with expertise that dovetails with the Faculty profile (Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, Teacher Training) are welcome to apply. The Rosalind Franklin Fellows will have a dual task, working in both research and teaching with each of these comprising approximately 50% of their appointment. Candidates will contribute to the regular Bachelor’s & Master’s degree programmes as well as to the Research Master programme. We offer a dynamic, cooperative, and inspiring place to work, and hope to attract top-notch female academics who will further contribute to this stimulating atmosphere.

*Under European jurisdiction it is lawful to specifically recruit underrepresented groups.

The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is partly financed by the European Commission under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions FP7 MSC COFUND scheme.

• PhD degree for at least 3 years on reference date 1 February 2017
• exemplary research record demonstrated by publications in international top journals and/or in peer-reviewed books
• proof of independence and international recognition
• experience in various working environments in different countries
• successful in acquiring external funding for research projects
• teaching experience or proven inclination for teaching demonstrated by tutoring/mentoring of individuals or small groups
• demonstrable organizational qualities and communication skills
• a well-founded and motivated application with an innovative research plan for the first five years and a challenging outlook for the future which takes into account the international research landscape in their field of specialization
• must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date of 1 February 2017.

Please check whether you are eligible to apply by doing the eligibility check:

Conditions of employment
Contract length: 72 months.
The University of Groningen offers a starting salary for the Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor, dependent on qualifications and relevant work experience, of a minimum of € 3,427 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 5,330 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a fulltime position. The salaries include an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in an employee pension scheme. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for the University of Groningen. The appointment of a Rosalind Franklin Fellow/assistant professor will be on a temporary basis for a maximum of 6 years. After 4-5 years of employment, there will be an assessment of performance based on established criteria, including research and teaching qualifications. If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the assistant professor will be promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. At the end of a further 4-7 year period, there will be another assessment aimed at promotion to full professor. Please visit our webpage for more information about conditions of employment: Application You may apply for this position until 31 January / before 1 February 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Applicants should submit: 1. A full curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications (file 1) 2. A letter of motivation (file 2) 3. A 3-5 page statement of research accomplishments and future research goals (file 3) 4. A list of five selected publications (preferably including copies) (file 4) 5. The names and contact information (including email address) of three referees (file 5). The application files should be sent electronically in PDF format. Applications with missing credentials will not be taken into consideration. Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
Maximum salary: 5330.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Prof. Kees Aarts, Dean of the Faculty

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216343-45 RFF
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