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Professor Changing Role of Europe

Geplaatst: 21-07-2017
Sluitingsdatum: 20-08-2017
De Haagse Hogeschool
The Hague 
Onderzoek / Lector 
min. 1 fte, max. 1 fte 
max. 15 (€5.375,64 - €6.940,60) 


The position

A core responsibility of the Professor Changing Role of Europe will be to build expertise of teaching staff to enrich the curriculum.  In addition, the professor can contribute to the development of courses, for example minors, but also electives and majors. This will have to be in close collaboration with the various related programmes.  The professor and their team can also provide input into our final projects and dissertations through themes, projects and supervision.  Finally, both also importantly, the professor should contribute towards the development of complementary extracurricular events and activities on European themes.  These will complement and enrich the curriculum. They will offer students and staff opportunities to debate and apply their knowledge outside the classroom. This will enrich the culture and community on campus.

The Professor in The Changing Role of Europe has a number of responsibilities:

  • to initiate and conduct practice oriented research in the area of Europe and the research areas defined in this proposal;
  • to supervise lecturers and PhD’s in conducting research projects;
  • to supervise lecturers in their professional development;
  • to publish research results and to continue and strengthen the professional and academic network;
  • to collaborate with partners in the field of Europe related studies, lecturers and other professors (in the research platform) on the development and supervision of research programs;
  • to acquire contract research and subsidies (building up to 30% external income for the research group in 2020);
  • to contribute to education, e.g. by developing (parts of) new modules and curricula;
  • to contribute to THUAS policies and organizational development in the area of internationalization.


The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) has a highly diverse and internationally oriented student population. This university of applied sciences is located in The Hague and directly experiences the consequences of globalisation, migration and diversity. The Hague University of Applied Sciences plays a major role in diversity issues in relation to the study careers of its students.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences has identified four strategic themes for its research in relation to both the educational programmes and professional practice: Good Governance for a Safe World, Quality of life: People and Technology; the Next Economy and Connected Learning.


Organisational context

The research platform Good Governance for a Safe World is one of the four research platforms of THUAS. In this research platform researchers from four faculties participate and collaborate in multidisciplinary research. The research of the platform focuses on three themes: Global Cities, Safety and Security, and New Governance. The work of the research group The Changing Role of Europe will mainly contribute to the platform’s third research theme, focusing on the importance of European regions, states, and the European Institutions in different kinds of governance, from global governance, to multilevel governance, to professional governance. This does not discount a potential contribution to the other two research themes of the platform Good Governance for a Safe World. For theme two on Safety and Security potential synergies may cover themes such as global security - including tensions at Europe’s borders -, terrorism, police cooperation, international justice, regulatory legislation etc. While for theme one on cities potential synergies may include research into multilevel governance, devolution and regionalization as well as innovation and research.

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Your profile

We are looking for an an experienced researcher who holds a good scientific/research reputation, also based on publications relevant to the area of the research group. The candidate is prepared and able to collaborate with the research platform and other internal and external stakeholders, and to direct the efforts of the research group to the innovation of knowledge and professional practice in the area of The Changing Role of Europe.

If you meet the job requirements we would like to invite you to apply for this vacancy.

  • university education and PhD in one of the Social Sciences or Law;
  • a clear vision on Europe, the (future of the) European Union and related themes that are relevant for this research group as well as the research platform;
  • recent research experience;
  • substantial theoretical and practical knowledge of European development and the relevance of Europe for professional practice;
  • substantial international experience;
  • experience in lecturing and education;
  • verifiable qualities in managing a multidisciplinary research team;
  • the capacity and will to collaborate and to connect different partners in (research) projects;
  • experience in acquiring contract research and subsidies;
  • experience in publishing and communicating research results;
  • a relevant network in the field of European Studies.


Are you our new colleague?

You can apply for the position by submitting your CV and cover letter via the link below. The application deadline is August 20, 2017. The selection process consists of a presentation based on an assignment and a meeting with the selection and advisory committee. An online assessment may be included in the selection procedure. The first round of interviews will be held during the week of 36 and 37.


What we offer

The research group is thus a nodal point in internal THUAS networks interested in the study of Europe from a political, economic, cultural, legal and social perspective. Equally important for the success of the research group are the external networks, for which the new research group can build on the good relations that were already established by the research group European Integration as well as through networks established by other THUAS staff.  A research group on The Changing Role of Europe is well placed in The Hague. The Hague is a very internationally oriented city as well as the governmental centre of The Netherlands. Both aspects of The Hague make it a very suitable location for this research group on Europe. Its close proximity to Brussels further strengthens opportunities for European research.

We also offer:

  • A maximum gross monthly salary of €6,940.60 (scale 15) for full-time employment, not including 8% holiday allowance (our employment terms and conditions are in keeping with the Collective Labour Agreement for higher professional education);
  • An end of year bonus;
  • An appointment term of six years, with an evaluation after two years
  • A 1.0 FTE appointment;
  • A generous leave policy of around 45 days with a full-time appointment, not including the mandatory days off and national holidays;
  • An easily accessible work space (in The Hague) by both car (plenty of parking facilities) and train (next to the Holland Spoor station);
  • The Lighthouse: A platform for encounters, inspiration and innovation at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, with a varied programme of lectures, inspiring stories, discussions and debates, workshops, exhibitions films and performances;
  • A large network and a dynamic environment among young, motivated international students.

Contact informatie

Do you want more information?

For detailed information about this vacancy, please contact Rajash Rawal, Faculty Director Management & Organisation, by e-mail to r.rawal@hhs.nl. Do you want more information on the application process? Please, contact the Resourcing team at 070-4458612 or by email to vacatures@hhs.nl.

You can apply for this position through the application button. Applications sent to the e-mail addresses mentioned above will not be considered. Recruitment in response to this job opportunity is not appreciated.

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