Lecturer International Relations (0.7-0.8 FTE)


Faculty of Arts


University of Groningen

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30.000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global centre of knowledge.

The Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the city of Groningen. It has more than 5.000 students and 700 staff members, who are working at the frontiers of knowledge every day. The Faculty offers a wide range of degree programmes: 16 Bachelor's programmes and over 40 Master's tracks. Our research, which is internationally widely acclaimed, covers the following fields: Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Media Studies, Language and Literary Studies, and Linguistics.

Job description

You will teach courses in the field of International Relations (IR) and Political Science. You should be able to contribute to basic introductory courses and more specialized courses in areas such as IR theory, history of IR, international politics and political science, international organization and social science research methodologies.


• you have a completed Master programme and/or PhD (completed or on-going) in International Relations, Political Science or relevant social sciences
• you have teaching experience in an academic setting. Relevant teaching qualifications (such as BKO-Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, University Teaching Qualification) are desirable
• you have excellent social and communicative skills
• you have the ability to communicate and teach in English (CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, speaking)
• an expertise on security matters is preferred.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 07 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- depending on experience and qualifications a minimum salary of € 2,836 up to a maximum of € 4,474 (salary scale 10) gross per month for a full-time position
- excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants
- 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment
- a temporary appointment from 1 February 2022 until 31 August 2022 (7 months) with possibility for renewal.

Applicants must be able and eligible to move to (commutable distance of) Groningen and start on that date.

We comply with the conditions of employment of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 11 November 11:59 pm / before 12 November 2021 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on the advertisement on the University website).

You can fill in the form and upload (all in English):

• a letter of motivation
• a CV with an overview of previous teaching experience, including details on level (e.g. BA1), teaching and assessment methods, responsibilities
• contact details of two referees.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

The selection interviews will take place online in the week of November 18.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Dr Suvi Alt

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 221620

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