Rosalind Franklin Fellowships

Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at the Faculty of Arts

Fellowship 2012-2014 - Tenure track for promising female academic staff


Rosalind Franklin Fellowships

To promote the advancement of talented international researchers at the highest levels of the institution, the University of Groningen has initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme. The ambitious programme has been running since 2007 and financed thus far over sixty fellowships.

The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme is primarily directed at women in industry, academia or research institutes who have a PhD and aim for a career towards full professorship in a European top research university. The fellowship offers career opportunities to work in international leading milieus and is only awarded to outstanding researchers.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program in collaboration with colleagues at our university and elsewhere. They will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline.

Faculty of Arts

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, 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.

Rosalind Franklin Fellowships at the Faculty of Arts

At the moment there are Tenure Track positions available at the Faculty of Arts. We invite ambitious academics who aim for a career towards full professorship to apply for these positions.

More information

Additional information about the fellowship can be obtained from prof. Gerry Wakker, dean of the faculty and chair of the pre-selection committee.

Please note the information at: Requirements and Application

Applications should be send by email to:

Irma van Dijk, General Secretary Faculty of Arts, email:

The closing date for applications is December 1st 2012.

The University of Groningen is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages female applicants to apply. In case of equal qualifications, the university will prefer appointment of a female candidate*.

Candidates employed by a Faculty of the University of Groningen are eligible for a Rosalind Franklin fellowship within that Faculty only if appointed in temporary, non-tenure track positions and if they have had at least two years of employment outside that Faculty.

* Under Dutch jurisdiction encouraging women to apply is lawful.

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