Assistant Professor in China-Europe Relations

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: today

What do we require of you?

You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show broad knowledge of the history, politics and culture of modern China and its international engagements, with a particular focus on relations with Europe, current as well as longer-standing. Familiarity with the changing role of China in Europe’s neighbourhoods, East and South, will be considered a plus, and a strong affinity with research on emerging forms of political, economic and cultural contestation and competition is encouraged. Your research matches the profile of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies, and in particular the School’s two Priority Areas, ‘Europe’ and ‘Eurasia’.

You are able to develop and provide modules on topics that could include ‘Contemporary China’ or ‘The history of EU-China relations’, as well as more general modules in the BA and MA programmes in European Studies (such as courses on EU external relations and European Integration). Important is proven flexibility in teaching on topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA and minor programmes that aspire to a wide range of students.

Your experience and profile:

  • holds PhD in Area Studies, such as European Studies or China Studies, Anthropology, Geography, History, International Relations/Political Science or other relevant discipline with a research focus on Chinese foreign policy and international relations and/or China-Europe relations; relevant language proficiency will be considered a plus;
  • holds an international academic network in the research area concerned;
  • provides research output commensurate with the level of the position;
  • active and ambitious researcher with a strong publication record;
  • demonstrable ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
  • wide and relevant teaching experience at BA and MA level;
  • excellent command (near-native fluency) of both Dutch and English: Non-native Dutch speakers must achieve an active and passive command of Dutch within two years (passing the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language programme II is a prerequisite for a permanent employment contract);
  • experience with digital and audio-visual teaching facilities and affinity with ICT in university teaching;
  • experienced in valorisation and practice-based education and/or research;
  • good team worker and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
  • excellent organisational experience and skills;
  • acquired the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification, or is willing to acquire this within the first two years.

Research that entails collaboration with non-academic institutions and agencies in the Netherlands, Europe, and beyond is highly welcome.


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