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Rosalind Franklin Fellowships

Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at the Faculty of Arts


Please note: This is a preliminary announcement! On 1 October 2014 the recruitment will start. From then on, you can upload your files!

The Faculty of Arts/RFF

The Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the city of Groningen. It has more than 5000 students and 700 staff members. Besides language and culture programmes, the faculty offers degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines, from archaeology to international relations, from journalism to history of architecture.

Research is carried out in the field of modern and classical languages and cultures, journalism studies and media, history, art history, archaeology, linguistics and international relations. The classic and broad profile of the faculty provides for a fertile soil where discoveries are born and innovation takes place in an inter- and multidisciplinary cooperation.

Currently six Rosalind Franklin Fellows are working in the Faculty of Arts in the departments of Journalism Studies, American Studies, Archeology, History and English/applied linguistics. They establish an independent, externally funded research program in collaboration with colleagues at our faculty, university and elsewhere. They also participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline.

Three RFF positions:

At the moment there are three RFF tenure track positions available at the Faculty of Arts for female candidates. The Rosalind Franklin Fellows will work in the area of their choice and pursue their research at one of the departments of the Faculty of Arts. Applicants with research that fits into the faculty profile are welcome especially in the following areas; International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, English literature and Culture, Dutch Literature and Culture and Art History. We therefore prefer candidates with a profile in one of these fields. The RFF’s will be responsible for the establishment of an independent, externally funded research programme. Teaching duties will constitute 40% and management will constitute 10% of the appointment.

We invite ambitious female academics to apply for these positions.

General requirements

  • a PhD degree for preferably at least 3 years at reference date of 11/30/2014
  • exemplary research record demonstrated by publications in international top journals and/or in peer reviewed books
  • proof of independence and international recognition
  • experience in various working environments preferably in different countries
  • successful in acquiring external funding for research projects
  • teaching experience or proven inclination for teaching for instance demonstrated by tutoring/mentoring individuals or small group
  • demonstrable organizational qualities and communication skills
  • a well-founded and motivated application with an innovative research plan for the first five years and a challenging outlook for the future which takes into account the international research landscape in their field of specialization
  • must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date of 11/30/2014. Please, check whether you are eligible to apply by doing the eligibility check:


Successful candidates have experience in working in an heterogeneous, interdisciplinary environment.

Successful candidates have demonstrable management capacities and organization skills.

Successful candidates have a research focus either in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, English Literature and Culture, Dutch Literature and Culture or Art History.

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