Post-Doc at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University

Catégorie :Bourses/Divers

Date :mardi, 01 mai 2012

Lieu :Maastricht (Pays-Bas)

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Contact : k.patel..a..maastrichtuniversity

Source: Kiran Patel

Résumé :

The Department of History of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Maastricht is looking for a Post-doc candidate to work on the history of European integration during the 20th century.

Détails :

Job description:
We are particularly interested in applications that do not see the history of the European Community in isolation, but which stress the dynamic links between this and other international organizations. With your research, you will contribute to the ‘Politics and Culture inEurope’ research programme of the Faculty. A good part of your research time will be dedicated to writing applications for external grants (or to contribute to such applications).
Moreover, you will teach in the BA and MA European Studies programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, mainly courses with a focus on the history of the European integration process. The Maastricht European Studies programmes study Europe and European integration in its broader international, historical, cultural and political context and from an interdisciplinary perspective.
While your research activities (individual research as well as contributing to grant applications, etc.) will take up 80% of your time, teaching will account for the other 20%.

You will have successfully completed your PhD in contemporary history. Your research experience and publications will demonstrate your interest in interdisciplinary work. You will have published internationally and in peer-reviewed journals, or are willing to develop your work in this direction. You will have evidence of or potential for international excellence in research. You are a team player.
Your command of English (oral and written) should be excellent. Previous experience of working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are highly welcomed.Experience with teaching international classrooms would be preferable. All members of staff are expected to place great emphasis on high quality teaching, as reflected in our system of small-scale problem based learning (PBL).

Terms of employment:
We offer a very interesting, internationally oriented organization where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research.

We offer a 1.0 (full time) appointment as Post-doc for three years. The first year will be a probation period, but after a positive assessment the position may be extended for a further 2 years.

Depending on experience and qualification, the gross monthly salary is about € 2.977,00 gross per month, scale level 10 (based on a full-time appointment). The gross yearly salary is about € 41.500,00 (based on a full-time appointment). After a positive assessment a promotion to scale 11 is possible in the 2nd year.
If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will be eligible for an allowance for removal costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.
You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.

The terms of employment of MaastrichtUniversityare set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information please see the website: /A-Z Terms of Employment.

The contact is temporary, 3 years

Maastricht University:

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 14,500 students and 3,800 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS):
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has a staff of about 250, and about 1900 students. All programmes are offered in English. Students come from all over the world. FASoS offers two 3-year Bachelor programmes: Arts and Culture, and European Studies, seven different 1-year Master courses and two 2-year research Master programmes. Its Graduate School takes in around 10 PhD students each year. Research is organized around three programmes: ‘Politics and Culture in Europe’; ‘Science, Technology and Society Studies’; and ‘Arts, Media and Culture’. There is also a ‘Globalization and Development Initiative’, which clusters various long-term interdisciplinary collaborative research programmes on themes of Globalization and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in several recently renovated 18th-century buildings in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

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Any informal inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to Prof. Kiran Klaus Patel k.patel..a..maastrichtuniversity

Starting date: preferably 15 August 2012

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