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Professor of Civic, Moral and Political Education

Vacancy 17-03

The University of Humanistic Studies conducts high-quality research and offers a range of programmes in the domain of humanistic studies: a multi-disciplinary scientific field, grounded in the humanist tradition, which studies ways for optimising the possibilities for people to live a dignified and meaningful life and for promoting a just and caring society.


The University of Humanistic Studies has a job opening for:


Professor of Civic, Moral and Political Education (f/m)
1 fte (= 38 hours/week)


Profile:
The professor of civic, moral and political education will be responsible for four interconnected areas of research:
• Research into the theoretical and normative dimensions of educational processes and practices (questions of purpose and justification), including existential questions;
• Research into the moral and political dimensions of citizenship education, including curriculum development and design;
• Research into the education of educational professionals in for primary, secondary, and vocational education and other educational settings, with special attention to the moral and political dimensions of educational action;
• Research into the contribution of education to the humanisation of society and into the humanization of educational practices themselves.


Tasks:
• Play a central role in consolidating the expertise in the study of civic, moral and political education in a European perspective;
• Stimulate and lead the multi-disciplinary study on the theoretical and moral-political foundations of education at a national and international level;
• Stimulate and lead the study of the relation between education and humanisation;
• Acquire and help others acquire external funding for research;
• Actively contribute to (inter)national scientific debates on civic, moral and political education by publishing in relevant academic outlets and participate in national and international research networks and educational initiatives;
• Actively contribute to (inter)national societal debates on civic, moral and political education by publishing in professional volumes and policy reports, social media, digital platforms, and participation in national and international educational policy networks. 


Requirements:
Applicants will have the following qualifications :
• PhD in Education, or in the Social Sciences or Humanities relevant to the study of Civic, Moral and Political Education;
• Demonstrated affinity with research in the field of civic, moral and political education that emphasizes principles, values and humanization in education;
• Outstanding track record of empirical research on themes relevant to the research and teaching profile of the Chair, as evidenced by a strong publication record in international peer reviewed journals and books;
• Track record of participation in public debates relating to civic, moral and political education;
• Demonstrated ability to acquire significant research funding from external sources;
• Proven record of high-quality teaching at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels, as shown in a relevant, (intern)nationally recognised certificate (Dutch: Senior Kwalificatie Onderwijs);
• Knowledge and experience in leading research projects and teams and being able to supervise more junior researchers in pursuing their careers and being able to carry out related administrative tasks;
• Commitment to the research agenda of the University of Humanistic Studies;
• Commitment to the humanist tradition as expressed in the preamble of the Strategic Plan 2017-2021.


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We offer a temporary contract for the duration of 2 years. With proven ability the contract terms will be converted to permanent. The position is classified as Professor 2 under the Dutch University Job Classification System UFO (salary scale H2, Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities, minimum € 5.334,= to  maximum € 7.766,= brute per month). Commencement of employment on January 1st 2018 (preferably).

For further information, please contact prof. dr. G. Lensvelt-Mulders through her secretary, tel. (030) 2390 103 or by mail to glm@uvh.nl


Applications can be submitted by mail to pz@uvh.nl until September 24th 2017 (referring to vacancy 17-03), with curriculum vitae and publication list.
The job interviews are scheduled on October 4th 2017.

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The professor of civic, moral and political education will be responsible for four interconnected areas of research.