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Radboud university – Assistant Professor of Gender and Diversity

Are you an expert in the realm of gender and diversity? Then you have a part to play as assistant professor at Radboud University. You will further expand the research in your field with new and exciting projects, as well as teach students about what gender differences mean in a socio-cultural context. This way, your research and education contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. 

You will give and develop innovative and high-quality courses on gender, diversity and Intersectionality in the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Sociology, and Anthropology and Development Studies, in the Research Master’s degree programme in Social and Cultural Research, in the interdisciplinary minor ‘Gender, Culture and Society,’ as well as in the Master’s programme in Gender and Intersectionality that is currently being developed. You will develop, conduct and supervise high-quality interdisciplinary research in the field of gender and diversity studies that will preferably tie in with one of the research interests of the chair group: inequalities in organisations and society; diversity and inclusion in policies and practices; and dealing with diversities in health care. You will be expected to apply for and obtain external grant-based funding on a regular basis.


  • You hold a PhD in Gender Studies or a Social Science discipline such as Sociology, Anthropology or Organisation Studies.
  • You have a thorough knowledge of theories and of a wide variety of research methods relevant to the field of Gender and Diversity.
  • You have a proven ability to think and work beyond disciplinary boundaries.
  • You have good social skills and are able to collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines.
  • You have a track record of international publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • You are an enthusiastic teacher and have experience with teaching and supervising students at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
  • You have a university teaching qualification (UTQ) or are willing to obtain such a certificate.
  • You have the potential to generate research funds from national and international funding agencies.
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • You have a very good command of Dutch or are willing to learn Dutch in two years’ time.

We are

You will be part of the Gender and Diversity chair group headed by Prof. Marieke van den Brink. We have an enthusiastic, multidisciplinary team, including several PhD candidates.

The chair group is part of  the Radboud Social Cultural Research Institute, in which the disciplines of sociology, anthropology and development studies cooperate. RSCR’s mission statement highlights three research themes: inequality, cohesion and modernisation. This institute is also involved in the highly reputed interdisciplinary Research Master’s programme in Social and Cultural Science.

We offer

  • Employment for 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,807 and a maximum of €5,211 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 a temporary contract for an initial period of 1 year or 1.5 years depending on your background. Upon a positive performance evaluation at the end of this period, the contract may be converted into a permanent one.
  • 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 Els Rommes, Assistant Professor at els.rommes@ru.nl.

Practical information and applications

You can apply until 16 January 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Els Rommes. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV.

The first round of interviews will take place in the second week of February. You would preferably begin employment on 1 March.

More information on their website: Assistant Professor of Gender and Diversity (ru.nl)