Assistant Professor in International Relations at University of Amsterdam

Job description

Developing, conducting, and supervising high quality academic research on International Relations;

Teaching general and specialist courses in Political Science, more in particular International Relations at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and involvement in post-graduate supervision;

(Participation in) the acquisition of external research funding;

Contributing to the research programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research and to the development of the field through scholarly publications and participation in national and international research networks and educational initiatives.

A completed doctoral thesis in Political Science or other relevant field in the social sciences;

An ongoing programme of research and publications, focused on internationally ranked, ‘peer reviewed’ journals and/or books published by internationally recognized academic presses;

Broad general knowledge in International Relations;

Mastery of appropriate social science research methods (qualitative and/or quantitative);

Ability to provide excellent and inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in English as well as (eventually) Dutch;

Strong passive and adequate active knowledge of Dutch, or the ability and willingness to acquire such within a period of three years;

The basic qualification at Dutch universities in higher education (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs; BKO) certificate, or a willingness to acquire such.

Conditions of employment

Depending on experience, pay will be based on assistant professor scale 1 or 2 (i.e. a gross monthly salary ranging from a minimum of €3195 to a maximum of € 4970 for full-time work, based on the January 2009 salary scale). Holiday pay is 8% of the gross annual salary, while the year-end bonus is 8.3% of the gross annual salary. According to our employment policies, you will be offered a temporary contract for three years, with conditions for tenured position thereafter agreed upon appointment.


Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) is the largest educational and research institution in the social sciences in the Netherlands. The Faculty serves around 9,000 students in numerous Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Science, Psychology, Social Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, and Educational Sciences. The academic staff is employed in education as well as research. There are over 1,200 employees at the Faculty, which resides in a number of buildings in the centre of Amsterdam.

Additional information

Additional information about the vacancy may be obtained from:

Prof. Dr. Brian Burgoon
Website PETGOV
More information about employer University of Amsterdam (UvA) on AcademicTransfer.

Direct link to this job opening:

Be Sociable, Share!
This entry was posted in on International Law by Otto Spijkers. Bookmark the permalink.

About Otto Spijkers

Otto Spijkers is Lecturer of Public International Law at Utrecht University, Senior Research Associate with the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and researcher with the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). He is a member of the Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development of the International Law Association, and guest lecturer for Amnesty International The Hague. He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, Xiamen University’s China International Water Law Programme (China), the China Institute for Boundary and Ocean Studies of Wuhan University (China), the Law School of the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai (China), the Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), and the Association pour la promotion des droits de l'homme en Afrique centrale (APDHAC) of the Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale (Yaoundé, Cameroon). Previously, he was a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at the University of Leiden. His doctoral dissertation, entitled The United Nations, the Evolution of Global Values and International Law, was published with Intersentia in 2011. He worked as public services coordinator at the Peace Palace Library, as international consultant and coordinator for the United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme, as intern for the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and as intern for the Office of Legal Affairs of United Nations Headquarters. Otto Spijkers is editor and author of the Invisible College Blog, the blog of the School of Human Rights Research. Otto Spijkers studied the basics of international relations at the University of Sussex. He then studied international law at the University of Amsterdam, New York University School of Law (exchange student), and the Hague Academy of International Law (2009 session). He studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Malta (exchange). He obtained a Diplôme approfondi de langue française.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *