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Assistant Professor of European Politics

The Institute of Political Science of Leiden University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of European Politics

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Wassenaarseweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht


We are looking to hire an Assistant Professor in European Politics for a two year temporary position. The appointment includes teaching introductory and advanced courses on the European Union, supervising MSc and BSc theses, conducting scholarly research and participating in the intellectual and administrative life of the Institute (i.e., department). The successful candidate would be specialized in the study of the European Union and in research methods appropriate to this field.


  • Applicants must hold a PhD in Political Science;
  • Applicants must have a promising research agenda, some scholarly publications, teaching experience and good teaching evaluations;
  • Applicants must be able to teach in English; ability to teach in Dutch is a plus.


The position starts on 1 September 2021. We offer a full-time position for initially one year and upon satisfactory performance to be extended for one more year. Salary range is from € 3,746.- to € 5,127.- gross per month, depending on experience (pay scale 11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %) and training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification. 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.

Diversity and inclusion are cherished as core values at Leiden University. At the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences too we strive to create a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment, in which everyone – no matter who they are or what they do – can feel at home and develop their talents.

Additional information

Further enquiries can be directed to Dr. Nikoleta Yordanova, email n.yordanova@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.