Two assistant professors in EU Politics (FASoS, Maastricht University)

In short: There are vacancies for two assistant professors in EU Politics at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, 1.0fte, 6-year tenure-track

Job description

FASoS is seeking two assistant professors with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in EU Politics. The first vacancy has a strong focus on EU institutions and policy-making. The second vacancy has a strong focus on the EU in relation to the rest of the world, with specific reference to the EU’s role in the global migration or climate crisis.  You will contribute to the teaching and coordination of courses and supervision of internships, projects and theses in the BA European Studies and MA programmes related to European Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (MA European Studies, MA European Public Affairs, Research Master European Studies). The division of teaching and research duties follows the regular division used at the Faculty of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising. Research is carried out within the context of the Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences and, in particular, relating to the interdisciplinary research programme Politics and Culture in Europe.  S/He is expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding that is related to the faculty’s core research themes.


You have a PhD degree in political science, public administration, or another relevant social science discipline with a focus on EU Politics. The first vacancy requires a specialist in EU institutions and EU policy-making. The thematic focus is open, and any policy field is welcomed. For the second vacancy, we search a scholar in the field of either migration policy or climate change, who has explicit knowledge about the EU’s role in these sectors at the global level. Having relevant work experience in an academic position after obtaining your PhD is a plus.

You should be an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and have demonstrated ability in thesis supervision and teaching coordination roles. Experience with course development is an asset. You are able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation in our system of small-scale problem based learning (PBL). Experience with teaching in international classrooms is preferable.

You display outstanding quality in research and have experience with interdisciplinarity. You have a relevant international network and a track record or potential for grant acquisition. International peer-reviewed academic publications are imperative. Affinity with specific research methods (qualitative and/or quantitative) is a plus.

You are a team player, have an open, effective management style, and are ready to fulfil an administrative role in the faculty. 

Fluency in English is a prerequisite, while non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch (basic level).

Starting date: Preferably August 15, 2020

Application deadline: 10 Febuary

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