Staff updates

Adam Dixon temporary replacement Lauren Wagner as Programme Director GDS

Lauren Wagner, Programme Director of GDS, will go on maternity leave from 13 June onwards. During her leave Adam Dixon will take over the role as Programme Director.

Lauren is expected to return early October 2019.

Opening for UHD position in Literature and Art department

In line with the Strategic Personnel plan for Academic Staff (2016-20), the Faculty Board has decided to open up a UHD position in the department Literature and Art. This is a position for internal UD staff who meet the UHD 2 criteria as formulated in the ‘Supplement to FASoS Recruitment and Career Policy Academic Staff’. Eligible candidates need to have been UD1 for at least two years by 1 September 2019.


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Open call Academic Programme Director Global Studies

Open call for Academic Programme Director of the Bachelor Global Studies.

B.Sc. Global Studies is a new interfaculty bachelor programme with a focus on small-scale interdisciplinary teaching and a geographic focus on the Global South. This programme trains students as professionals who can understand, analyse and explain complex global problems by integrating different disciplinary perspectives and act as bridge-builders in diverse work teams.


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Elissaveta Radulova new Programme Director BA ES

The Faculty Board has appointed Elissaveta Radulova as the new Programme Director of the BA programme European Studies. Elissaveta Radulova will succeed the current director Arjen Schakel (who will leave Maastricht) on 1 June 2019 for a period of three years.

The Faculty Board would like to thank Arjan for his hard work as assistant director for 2 years and programme director the last half a year.

Call for internal UHD position in History and Politics

In line with the Strategic Personnel plan for Academic Staff (2016-20), the Faculty Board has decided to open up a UHD position in both the History and Politics department. This is a position for internal UD staff who meet the UHD 2 criteria as formulated in the ‘Supplement to FASoS Recruitment and Career Policy Academic Staff’.

Eligible candidates need to have been UD1 for at least two years by 1 September 2019.


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Vincent Cordewener new FASoS prevention officer

From 2019 onwards Vincent Cordewener is the new prevention officer at FASoS. Vincent took over the role from Claire Bollen.

The faculty would like to thank Claire for her years of hard work and dedication in role of prevention officer, and wishes Vincent all the best for the future.

Introducing: Fieke Wauters

In March Fieke Wauters started as the new research data management steward of FASoS. Fieke will be present at our Faculty on Wednesday afternoon (room GG90-92 B0.12). You can also make an appointment with her on a different time of the week.

Fieke Wauters is research data manager at the University Library. As data steward she will support researchers with their data management issues.


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Introducing: Erman Atak

Erman Atak has joined FASoS as Research Fellow with a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2019-2020). As a part of Dr Bosse’s ongoing ASPASIA project, Erman’s research will focus on the influence of lobby groups on EU military operation ‘Sophia’ against migrant smugglers.


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Katleen Gabriels member of Spinozalens 2019-2020 jury

The Spinozalens is the most prestigious philosophy award in the Low Countries. Every other year the foundation awards the Spinozalens to a renowned thinker of ethics and society. The theme of the Spinozalens 2019-2020 is technology.

An independent jury will award the Spinozalens to a dead thinker and an influential contemporary thinker. One of the jury members is Katleen Gabriels, who joined FASoS last January.


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Introducing: Costas Papadopoulos

Costas Papadopoulos has joined FASoS as an Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities & Culture Studies. His research spans the development of virtual worlds to interpret societies of the past, to the application of computational imaging to analyse material culture, to the use of digital ethnography to evaluate digital pedagogy and interactive teaching methods. Much of his scholarship focuses on 3D heritage visualisation.


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