Staff updates

Maternity leave data steward Fieke Wauters

Fieke Wauters, data steward of FASoS, will be on maternity leave from 9 August onwards. She will be back part-time in December 2019 and return full time in January 2020. During her absence Erik Jansen, data management specialist of the University Library, will support all FASoS researchers with data management-related questions. You can contact Erik via mail ( or via phone (82615).

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Update various positions within FASoS

From September 2019 onwards various positions for staff members at FASoS have changed. Below you can find an overview of the staff at various positions from September onwards.

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Introducing: Kim van Honk

My name is Kim van Honk and in May 2019 I joined FASoS as Research Policy Officer.

In this role I will be supporting the faculty in developing and implementing its research policy. I will be involved in preparing the research institute’s scientific report, and in managing the research institute budget and PURE. You may already have been in contact with me regarding your RSF, VSF, ART or SEO application.

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Jan de Roder appointed as jury member of the P.C. Hooftprize 2020

Jan de Roder has been appointed as a member of the jury of the P.C. Hooftprize 2020. The yearly P.C. Hooftprize is one of the most important literary prizes awarded alternately for prose, poetry, and essayistic writing.

Jan is very pleased with his new appointment. “What is so interesting about this task is discovering for instance the rise of the female essayist in the past five to ten years”.

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Gladys Akom Ankobrey joins Faces of Sciences

The KNAW and De Jonge Akademie present Faces of Science, a platform for talented young researchers. They provide insights into their lives and research through videos, blogs, articles and more.

FASoS’ Gladys Akom Ankobrey recently joined and her first contribution appeared this week.

Martijn Custers temporary replacement Marco van Sintfiet

I would like to introduce myself as the temporary replacement of Marco van Sintfiet as Financial Consultant at FASoS.

My name is Martijn Custers, 25 years old and almost 3 years working as consultant at Fagro. Before starting this assignment, I have been working for 2,5 years on an assignment at VodafoneZiggo as Financial Controller.

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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.

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