Professor of Anthropology and Development Studies
Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
Gross monthly salary: € 5,864 - € 8,539
Faculty of Social Sciences
Required background: PhD
Application deadline: 27 February 2022
Radboud University is seeking a new professor in anthropology and development
studies for its department of Anthropology and Development Studies, Faculty of
Social Sciences. This chair will be one of two chairs in the department, next
to a chair of cultural anthropology. In recent years, the department has
developed an innovative research programme and a well-established educational
curriculum, both focusing thematically on the interaction between diversity
and inequality. Theoretically, research within the department is open to
various perspectives in order to contribute productively to the analysis of
challenging societal questions.
The increasing diversity of many societies has become a key contemporary
concern as it is often associated with declining social cohesion. At the same
time, debates about diversity are inherently linked to widespread concerns
with rising inequality. The principal question the department's research
programme addresses is, therefore, how diversity and inequality are shaped in
various contexts, how diversity and inequality affect social interaction and
how they possibly reinforce each other. These questions inspire both research
and teaching on a variety of subjects, ranging from issues of belonging,
diversity and poverty, to shifting relations between the state and citizens,
and, last but not least, a concern with human-nature relations in view of a
number of interlocking crises, such as climate change and the increasing
scarcity of natural resources. Research within the department is conducted
both in the Global North and the Global South, mostly from an
You will bear responsibility for the future development of the research
programme and the education curriculum in consultation and cooperation with
staff and students in the department. You will be engaged in three core areas:
education, research and management & academic leadership.
As a professor, you will deliver high quality, innovative and impactful
teaching in both Bachelor's and Master's phases to students of the programme
in Anthropology and Development Studies and, moreover, to the Research
Master's programme in the Social and Cultural Sciences. You will be involved
in the education curriculum at both course and programme level, as well as in
the preparation of evaluation reports for external reviews and accreditation
procedures. You will also promote further internationalization of all degree
programmes. Finally, you will make your expertise available to the Advanced
Master's programme in International Development (AMID).
You will conduct high quality research, with impact, and will supervise
research conducted by PhD students and staff members. In addition, you will
contribute to the further strengthening and expansion of the research
programme of the department, which has recently been evaluated and assessed as
'very good'. You will also play an active role in, and contribute to the
interdisciplinary research programme of the Radboud Social Cultural Research
institute (RSCR), in which the disciplines of sociology, gender and
diversity studies, and anthropology and development studies cooperate. In this
capacity, you will actively seek to build bridges between different
disciplines in the social sciences by developing joint research and PhD
projects within the faculty and beyond. Responsibilities also include
attracting research projects based on external funding. In this context, you
are expected to collaborate with other local, national and international
You will take a fair share in management and leadership within the Department
of Anthropology and Development Studies, the Radboud Social Cultural Research
institute, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Radboud University. Through
your behaviour you will promote an attractive, productive, inclusive and safe
work environment and stimulate talent development and team spirit.
You hold a doctoral degree and proven excellence in teaching and research.
You have broad and thorough knowledge of the field of anthropology and
You have a clear vision on the future of cutting-edge research in the
fields of anthropology and development studies, in particular with a focus
on the interplay between diversity and inequality.
You have an extensive research experience in anthropology and development
studies, including strong evidence of international esteem, supported by
editorial positions, fellowships, key note invitations, and external
You have ideas and plans for cross-disciplinary research with other
disciplines in social sciences and other faculties.
You have an extensive knowledge of and experience with field research and
a broad range of methodological procedures for research.
You have an outstanding track record of publications in peer reviewed
(open access) academic journals and books.
You are experienced in organizing and delivering teaching in both
Bachelor's and Master's phases.
You are experienced with coordinating courses and managing educational
You hold a Dutch senior university teaching qualification, or an
equivalent qualification, or the willingness to acquire one.
You have demonstrated leadership skills and management qualities,
including the ability to motivate staff members and to advance academic
collaboration in multidisciplinary teams.
You have a proven record of supervising doctoral students to successful
You have an excellent ability in English, both spoken and written, and
preferably also ability in Dutch (or the willingness to learn the Dutch
language within two years).
You are experienced with knowledge dissemination and valorisation of
knowledge in cooperation with various social partners.
You have a network of contacts and an experience with creating value for
society and disseminating scientific knowledge to a broad audience.
You endorse the mission statement and strategy of Radboud University as
well as the strategy of the faculty.
The research programme of the department of Anthropology and Development
Studies is part of the Radboud Social Cultural Research institute, which
brings together the disciplines of sociology, gender and diversity studies,
and anthropology and development studies. The overarching research programme
of RSCR focuses on three themes: inequality, cohesion and modernization. The
Bachelor's and Master's programmes in anthropology and development studies are
part of the School of Social-Cultural Sciences. The department is also
involved in the interdisciplinary Research Master programme in the Social and
Both the research institute and the education institute are part of the
Faculty of Social Sciences, one of the largest faculties at Radboud
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because
this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and
education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with
equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students
and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent,
collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €5,864 and a maximum of
€8,539 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education
and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale H2).
You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
It concerns a permanent employment.
You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual
Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support,
help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide
customized support in their search for employment and help your family
settle in Nijmegen.
Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time
employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead
of the legally allotted 20.
Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in
Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make
arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working
hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to
compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange
income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports
subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given
plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your
ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact Toon van Meijl, professor at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can contact Gerbert Kraaykamp,
professor and research director RSCR at email@example.com.
Practical information and applications
You can apply until 27 February 2022, exclusively using the button below.
Kindly address your application to Gerbert Kraaykamp. Please fill in the
application form and attach the following documents:
A letter of motivation.
Your CV, including a list of publications, and the names and contact
details of three scholars who can provide references (all in one PDF
A short summary of your research including future research plans (1 or 2
You would preferably begin employment on 1 September 2022.
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