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Assistant Professor

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs is looking for an Assistant Professor (1.0 FTE).

5 maanden geleden


Begijnhof, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3475 - € 4757 per maand


The Institute seeks to expand its academic staff by appointment of an assistant professor with teaching and research expertise in crisis, safety and security studies. The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop and teach courses in crisis and security management, the governance of risk and safety, and the causes and consequences of man-made crises and disasters;
  • Conduct independent research and support the further and ongoing development and implementation of the research strategy of the Institute;
  • Supervision of thesis and capstone projects;
  • Contribute to the tutorial system of student mentoring and advising;
  • Acquisition and project management of research and training projects of third parties.


  • PhD degree in the broad fields of Political Science, Criminology, Psychology, International Relations, Sociology, History, Public Administration or another field with direct relevance for the study of crisis and security governance;
  • Demonstrable research in the field of crisis and security management, the governance of risk and safety, and the causes and consequences of man-made crises and disasters from a social or organisational sciences perspective; Outstanding research qualities manifest in an established or developing publication record;
  • Demonstrable excellence in research-led teaching;
  • Demonstrable passion for education, in and out of the classroom (experience with blended learning technologies);
  • Demonstrable commitment to a close-knit, interdisciplinary academic community;
  • Excellent command of English and Dutch;
  • Excellent network in the world of professionals in the field of security and global affairs, counter-terrorism and /or safety and justice;
  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualifications (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years


The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamic team. He or she will initially be appointed for one year with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance.
Salary range from €3,475 to €4,757 gross per month (pay scale 11), in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands me be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Additional information

For further information please contact the institute manager, Caroline de Ruijter, telephone + 31 70 800 9987, email l.c.de.ruijter@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please send no later than 27 March 2018 an email to our Personnel Department via PenOvacatures@FGGA.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format, quoting the vacancy number:

  • A motivation letter;
  • CV including a list of publications;
  • A sample publication;
  • The names and addresses of three potential referees.


Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.

Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a scientific institute that focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international scientific field of security studies. ISGA analyses and studies issues in a coherent way from their local transnational and global impact.
Researchers at our institute are engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching within the international scientific field of security studies. The approach to issues of security is glocal, that is to say that the local, national, transnational and global impact are studied and analysed in conjunction with each other.
ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, center of national governance and International City of Peace, Justice and Security. See also https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/institute-of-security-and-global-affairs.