The Dutch government has decided to invest for the long term in academic research by means of three so-called ‘sector plans’. These investments enable the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University to attract researchers, create a future-proof range of educational opportunities, and to strengthen the strategic cooperation between institutions, specifically in the Social and Behavioural Sciences and Humanities (SSH, website in Dutch).
(i) Humane AI.
(ii) Cultural and religious heritage.
(iii)Migrant inclusion and wellbeing.The faculty therefore invites researchers to submit proposals for research in one of these thematic areas, as closely related as possible to the research of one or two of the six research centres of the Faculty. These six centres are: the Radboud Center for Philosophy and Society (RCPS), the Center for the History of Philosophy and Science (CHPS), the Center for Cognition, Culture and Language (CCL), the Center for Contemporary European Philosophy (CCEP), the Center for Textual, Historical, and Systematic Studies of Judaism and Christianity (CTHS), and the Center for Religion and Contemporary Society (CRCS).
You will be expected to regularly participate in the meetings of the research centre(s), and to contribute to research within the relevant subtheme at the local and national level in the interfaculty and interuniversity collaboration groups that will be created along the lines of the ‘sector plans’. The postdoc that will work on Migrant Inclusion and Wellbeing will maintain a close link with the Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI).
In the coming years, you will publish in a variety of outlets, relevant to your specific field, contribute to the organisation of conferences, and contribute to collaborative volumes or journal issues. You will be expected to teach one or two courses in our Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme (max. 20% of the appointment).
- You hold a PhD in a relevant field or will have obtained one by 1 November 2022.
- You have demonstrable expertise in Digital Humanities/AI research, Cultural Heritage or Migrant Inclusion.
- You have a track record of international high-profile scholarly publications.
- You are ready to play an active role within the relevant department(s) of the faculty.
- You are willing to teach one or two courses in our BA or MA programme.
- You hold a Cambridge Certificate in English (CPE2 level) or equivalent, or are willing to obtain this certificate within 6 months.
- You are willing to live in the Netherlands during the contract period.
The Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies houses over 160 staff and over 1,000 students from the Netherlands and abroad. Our educational programme includes several top-notch degree programmes and has both in-depth disciplinary fields of study and interdisciplinary and interfaculty study programmes. The faculty provides innovative teaching and research programmes with a strong focus on current social issues.
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!
- It concerns an employment for 0.8 – 1.0 FTE.
- The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €5,439 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
- You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
- It concerns 3 temporary employment positions for 2 years.
- 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 Dr. Léon de Bruin, Vice Dean at or watch this vacancy on the website of the Radboud University.
Practical information and applying
- A letter of motivation, including a description of the direction of your research as related to the themes described above (approx. 500 words).
- Your CV, including a list of publications and a description of your teaching experience and names and contact details of two references.
The interviews will be held on 5 and 12 September. You would preferably begin employment on 1 November 2022. We can imagine you’re curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.