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Lecturer Arabic Literature and Culture

Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies is looking for a part-time Lecturer Arabic Literature and Culture (teaching replacement) (0.6 FTE).

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Begijnhof, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
22 uur
€ 2588 - € 4084 per maand


  • Teaching BA- and MA-level courses (first and second semester) related to Arabic literature and Arabic studies;
  • Teaching second year BA-level elective in the International Studies program, The Hague, preferably in the field of literary cultures of the Middle East and North Africa;
  • Supervising BA and MA theses in Arabic Studies;
  • Supervising BA theses in the International Studies program, The Hague;
  • Contributing to the development of the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate curriculum in Arabic Studies.


  • A doctorate in Arabic Studies with a focus on literature; advanced PhD candidates can also be considered;
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and supervising theses;
  • Proficiency in English;
  • Obtainment of University Teaching Qualification during the course of the appointment, if the candidate is not already in possession of the Qualification.


We offer a fixed-term post from February 2018 through December 2021, for 22.8 hours per week. Salary range, depending on education and work experience, from €2,588 to €4,757 gross per month, based on a full-time appointment (pay scale 10 or 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 %), 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 may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at www.workingat.leiden.edu/.

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

Additional information

Queries can be directed to Peter Webb, email p.a.webb@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications must be received no later than 23 November 2017. Applications should be in English, and be submitted vacatureslias@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you include in a single PDF documentnamed ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order:

  • A motivation letter;
  • A CV;
  • The names of 3 referees.

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.


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.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information www.hum.leidenuniv.nl.

The Lecturer will hold a position in the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/). LIAS is comprised of a School of Asian Studies and a School of Middle-Eastern Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. Current staff in LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture Studies.