[URBANTH-L] JOB: U of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Human Geography, Asst. Prof. (2 positions)

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Sun May 21 21:56:03 EDT 2006

Maximum salary: ? 4705.-- gross/month depending on experience
Vacancy number: 27.23.06
Closing date: June, 16, 2006
Job description

The Department of Human Geography at the University of Nijmegen, 
Netherlands would like to announce two open positions for Assistant 
Professor in Human Geography . We are looking for candidates, who have 
expertise and can contribute to one or more of the following fields:

   1. economic geographic issues
   2. urban issues
   3. issues of globalisation, migration and development

We seek to fill these two positions with two candidates, who offer an 
optimal coverage of one or more of those fields. As our department 
assumes a high academic standard and tries to keep up a lively, 
inspiring, critical and constructive intellectual debate between the 
member of the department and with colleagues of neighbouring 
disciplines, a firm basis in and deeper insights into the topical 
theoretical discussions will be a definitive plus. In the framework of 
our Alexander von Humboldt Lecture Series we also regularly invite 
distinguished academic guests to provide inputs into these debates. With 
respect to research he/she will develop and carry out high quality 
research activities in the mentioned subfields of Human Geography, and 
be required to obtain additional funding from governmental, European 
and/or private institutions, and to build further on the 
internationalization process within the Department. In teaching he/she 
will contribute high-quality courses to the Master programme in Human 
Geography and to the joint Bachelor programme in Human Geography and 
Spatial Planning. Most teaching in our programme is conducted in 
cooperation with a colleague, to enable flexibility and the combination 
of different expertises. The groups we teach vary from ±60 students to 
small groups tutorials with 4-5 students. We also highly value and use a 
great variety of stimulating interactive teaching methods. The assistant 
professors must furthermore be able to coach a team of professionals, 
and stimulate them in developing their academic careers, as well as a 
network of graduates in Human Geography, and develop and supervise PhD 
projects. As we are keen on strengthening the position of the department 
in the international human geographic academic community the candidate 
should be able to develop a high-profile research programme. Our 
department is international and often we communicate in English with 
each other. Nevertheless it is also important to be able to relate to 
our local situation and to be able to communicate with students in 
Dutch. We therefore expect foreign candidates to learn Dutch within one 
year. Several courses to facilitate this are available. Experience has 
shown that this condition can easily be fulfilled.

The applicant must have a PhD degree in Geography or in a related social 
science discipline. The applicant is expected to be an enthusiastic and 
eager researcher and an inspiring teacher. It is an important advantage 
if the applicant has a track record of publications, of teaching at both 
bachelor and master level and of attracting research funds from research 
councils and other external parties, and finally has a ability to 
inspire young scholars (PhD students) as well as empower a team of 

See for further information: www.ru.nl/socgeo/vacancies

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