The appointment will be at the level of Assistant professor (UD) or Associate professor (UHD), commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. The position will involve 50% teaching, 40% research and 10% administration. The position will be located within the Department of Comparative Study of Religion and the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain (CRCPD). As a member of the Department of Comparative Study of Religion, the candidate is expected to be committed to the interdisciplinary dialogue on theory and methodology in the study of religion. The candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and administration, with regard to the Centre as well as to the Faculty, developing new courses for the benefit of the faculty’s MA Religion Conflict & Globalization. The position holder will also work with the CRCPD Director to develop and implement the research cluster on religion, conflict and peacebuilding for the CRCPD.
The main criteria for the selection of the candidate will be his/her experience and excellence in researching religion, conflict and peacebuilding. The candidate needs to show a strong empirical research record in this field. Further, preference is given to qualitative research; the research of the candidate should be linked to a particular regional specialization, preferably outside Europe. The candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in or willingness to develop and gain experience in (several of) the following attributes:
- a PhD degree and a strong profile in research on religion, conflict and peacebuilding from within any of peace and conflict studies, religious studies, sociology of religion, political science, anthropology of religion and International Relations, evident in publication track record
- sensitivity to and knowledge of religious studies approaches to understanding, theorizing and researching religion
- evidence of contribution to policy and practice on religion, conflict and peacebuilding or a willingness to develop capacity for contribution to policy, across government, non-government and intergovernmental sectors
- experience in developing and teaching courses related to religion, conflict and peacebuilding in theory and practice
- demonstrated capacity for teaching research methods, with an emphasis on qualitative approaches
- a strong commitment to teaching and willingness to contribute to the development of bachelor’s and master’s curricula, with demonstrated experience in the design of course modules
- demonstrated success or capacity for success in the acquisition of research funding
- organizational competence, entrepreneurship and excellent communication skills.