Vacancy: Assistant professor in Transnational Migration

FASoS is looking for an Assistant Professor with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research related to transnational migration, social inequalities and climate change. You will focus on migrant communities in Europe and beyond, from a transnational perspective and take global influences, as well as national policies as instigators of social inequalities into account.

This UD position can have one of two foci. The first focuses on social inequalities as they are created and reinforced in points of contact between migrants from the Global South and the institutions representing European migration regimes, including but not limited to institutions such as the immigration police, asylum centres, schools and in Europe’s external borders. A second focus is on the processes that climate change sets in motion in migrants’ countries of origin in the Global South and how these affect migration in Europe and beyond. These can include, but are not limited to conflicts over resources, loss of livelihoods and radicalization amongst populations in the Global South and North.

You will contribute to the teaching in a variety of BA and MA programs at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, such as the BSc Global Studies, the BA Arts and Culture, the BA and MA European Studies, and the MA Globalisation and Development Studies. Teaching tasks include tutoring, coordinating, and lecturing courses as well as supervising internships and BA and MA theses.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a matrix organizational structure ( You will become part of the Department of Society Studies as well as the Research Program Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development (GTD). You are expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding that is related to the faculty’s core research themes.

At the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, teaching and research duties follow the regular division of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising.

You have a PhD degree in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. anthropology, development studies, geography, migration studies, or political economy) with a focus on migration, social inequalities, climate change, institutions, transnationalism and/or migration regimes. You have experience in qualitative and ethnographic research and familiarity with mixed-methods. Knowledge of visual methods, such as visual ethnography is a plus.

You are excited to work in an international team to collaborate and attract research grants. Your record of international peer-reviewed academic publications or publications of similar stature is excellent. You have engaged with outreach activities that contributed to relevant public debates. You have a relevant academic and societal network.

You are an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and have demonstrated ability in teaching coordination roles, in course development, and in thesis supervision. You are able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation. You have affinity with team-teaching and the teaching philosophy behind our system of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Experience with teaching in international classrooms is preferable.

You subscribe to the values of academic citizenship. You are a team player and are open to collaborations that may be out of your disciplinary comfort zone.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite (Cambridge English Proficiency, level C2, orally and written). Non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch (intermediate level).

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