Vacancy number 218327-28
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
Faculty of Economics and Business
The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is a research focused, international Faculty which consistently ranks high in international business rankings. FEB offers an inspiring international academic community for students, staff, alumni and external organisations. The Faculty is renowned for its quality, ambition and identity.
The mission of the Faculty of Economics and Business is to prepare students for a career in research or a leading position in the corporate or public sector through high quality, research based degree programmes in the fields of economics and business; to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields by conducting high quality research; and to provide a stimulating and international environment for both staff and students.
The Department of Global Economics & Management (GEM) is an active and international research group, consisting of approximately 80 people. The research of the department can be described as empirical research that is strongly embedded in theory. Central research themes are, among others, international economics, international business, international capital flows, international growth comparisons. Approximately 40% of the Department members are non-Dutch, support staff is used to communicating in English. More than 80% of the PhD students are non-Dutch. Members of the Department have published in a wide range of top journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives and Journal of International Business Studies.
Department members teach courses in the bachelor programmes of the faculty and the master programmes of GEM; International Business & Management and International Economics and Business. These are all taught in English. In addition, department members participate in the challenging two-year research master programme for students intending to pursue a PhD.
We are looking for candidates who can participate in the teaching of Bachelor and MSc programmes in International Business (knowledge of International Economics is not essential, but recommended). Responsibilities can also include mentoring students and thesis supervision.
The teaching content, teaching load and responsibilities depend on qualifications and interests of the candidate. Depending on interests, experience, and qualifications, a maximum of 30% of the workload will be allocated to research.
We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements. The candidate:
- has a PhD degree in a relevant field of study
- is an enthusiastic and effective lecturer, has knowledge of didactics and understanding of teaching and assessment methods
- has a University Teaching Qualification or is willing to obtain this qualification
- has proficiency in English
- has experience in (applied) research in a relevant field
- is enthusiastic, a team player and has excellent communication skills.
Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. Salary starts from a minimum of € 3,475 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,405 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
The length of the contract is preferably five years, but shorter terms can be discussed as well. The percentage of research time depends on expertise and qualities of the candidate, with a maximum of 30%.
Successful candidates will start in January 2019 (earlier can be discussed)
You may apply for this position until Thursday 30 August 23:59h / before Friday 31 August 2018 Dutch local time by means of the application form, see: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?reply=00347-02S0006HGP
You are requested to submit:
1. A motivation letter
2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
3. Teaching evaluations
4. Letter of recommendation; this letter can be sent to the secretariat of the Department of GEM: FEB Secretariat Global Economics and Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, stating ‘Job application Lecturers, GEM’ in the subject line.
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Prof. Steven Brakman, Chairman of the Department, email@example.com
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