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Full Professor (Universitair Hoogleraar) of International Relations

Leiden University, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Political Science is looking for a Full Professor (Universitair Hoogleraar) of International Relations with specialisation in International Conflict and Conflict Resolution

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


The Institute of Political Science of Leiden University invites applications for appointment as Professor of International Relations with specialisation in International Conflict and Conflict Resolution. The position is fulltime, starting in August 2021. This new professorship is linked to the significant expansion of the institute’s teaching programme in international relations, and to the recruitment in recent years of many outstanding young scholars researching and teaching on issues of international conflict and cooperation.

The new professor’s research and teaching will address a range of questions on international conflict and conflict resolution, including the evolving sources of conflict, the links between intra-state and inter-state conflict, the relationship between conflict and collective identities, and the dynamics of conflict management and resolution at local, national and international levels.

The new professor will be expected to conduct and publish advanced research on international conflict and conflict resolution, to mentor junior colleagues, to teach BSc and MSc students and supervise PhDs in this and related areas of political science, and to play a leading role in applying for external research funding and in the intellectual and administrative life of the Institute.


Candidates for this position must possess a PhD in political science, a strong record of publications in leading journals and/or scholarly presses, a clear agenda for future research, and a proven track record of winning research grants, leading research projects, supervising PhDs to completion, and mentoring junior colleagues. They must be experienced in designing and delivering high-quality education at undergraduate and graduate levels, including lectures, seminars and thesis supervision. They must have the maturity and experience to provide organizational leadership within the Institute of Political Science. They must be fluent in English and ideally have a working knowledge of Dutch; if not, the readiness to learn Dutch within several years is required. Experience in linking research to public debates and societal needs is a plus.


The Chair will have an appointment in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities for an initial duration of five years leading to tenure on condition of good performance. The salary will range from a minimum of € 5,749.- to a maximum of € 8,371.- gross per month for a full-time appointment. The exact salary will depend on experience (payscale HL2).

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. 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 attaches great importance to the quality of its teaching. It therefore requires all academic staff with teaching duties to possess the University Teaching Qualification or be prepared to earn this within two years.

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

Additional information

If you have any additional questions, please contact Prof. Daniel Thomas, mail d.c.thomas@fsw.leidenuniv.nl