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Message posted on 30/04/2020

Deadline extended to May 10th: Job Opening Assistant Professor Science in Society Radboud University, the Netherlands

Dear all,

the deadline of the job opening Assistant Professor Science in Society (see below) is extended till May 10th. It is an interesting opportunity for those interested in e.g. public engagement in relation to emerging (medical) science and technology, socio-ecological interactions, citizen science, responsible research and innovation.

Best regards,

Lotte Krabbenborg

https://www.ru.nl/werken-bij/vacature/details-vacature/?recid=1099025&doel=embed&taal=nl

Assistant Professor of Science in Society (Tenure Track)

32 - 40 hours per week
Maximum gross monthly salary: € 4,978
Faculty of Science
Required background: PhD
Duration of the contract: 6 years
Application deadline: 10 May 2020​

We are looking for

A tenure-track assistant professor with experience in empirical research in the domain of societal deliberation on emerging (medical) sciences and technologies and/or socio-ecological developments in co-creation contexts for improving the quality of life. You are an active and passionate researcher with a general interest in the functioning of science in society, advocating an interdisciplinary approach that contributes to the analysis, assessment and improvement of the societal embedding of science and technology. You will be one of the main lecturers in the Science in Society programme for MSc students, coordinating the Water, Health and Development course, contributing to the Methods of Societal Research course, and supervising BSc and MSc students.
You have a general affinity for emerging technologies and/or socio-ecological transformations, responsible innovation and public engagement. As a reseacher, you will be expected to contribute to the development of research in line with the core themes of the Institute for Science in Society (ISiS). You will be expected to publish in international journals, attract external research grants/funding from governmental, European and/or private institutions, supervise PhD candidates, build international networks, and contribute to management and administration tasks. Above all we are seeking a highly motivated, committed and collaborative candidate to further strengthen our institute.

We ask


A PhD degree in the Social Sciences, such as Science and Technology Studies (STS), Communication Sciences, Innovation Sciences, Socio-Ecological Interactions or a related field and a number of years of postdoctoral experience.
A number of publications in internationally recognised journals showing both theoretical and empirical knowledge and expertise.
Proven effective teaching skills, preferably in social science education for science students and a commitment to and experience with supervising BSc and MSc students.
Ambition to attract research funding.
International experience and network.
Ability and willingness to effectively work in a team.
Excellent English language skills and a willingness to learn Dutch (if applicable).
A network of contacts in professional organisations (e.g. NGOs, industry) would be an asset.


We are
The Institute for Science in Society (ISiS) is embedded in the Faculty of Science (FNWI) at Radboud University. FNWI is responsible for research and teaching in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, mathematics and computer sciences. FNWI encompasses seven research institutes, one of them being the Institute for Science in Society. Both in research and education ISiS is actively collaborating with the other FNWI institutes. Our mission is to analyse, assess and improve the societal embedding of science and technology. Focusing on the natural sciences and their relation to societal concerns, ISiS identifies, analyses and articulates issues related to clashing worldviews, mediates between societal groups, stakeholders and scientists, and strategically contributes through policy advice and public debates. ISiS is responsible for the MSc specialisation in Science in Society, accessible to MSc students.

Radboud University
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 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!

We offer

Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4.978 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11).
The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
Duration of the contract: You will be appointed for a six-year period, after positive evaluation, you may be offered a permanent contract.
The intended start date is 1 September 2020.
You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like more information?
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Noelle Aarts, director ISiS
Tel.: +31 24 3652731
Email: noelle.aarts@ru.nl

Lotte Krabbenborg, Assistant Professor Science in Society
Email: lotte.krabbenborg@ru.nl
Apply directly
Please address your application to Noelle Aarts and submit it, using the application button, no later than 10 May 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

Letter of motivation.
CV including a publication list and the email addresses of three referees.
* Research statement and teaching statement​
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