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Lectureship in East Asian International Relations, 1-year

The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) is looking for a Lectureship in East Asian International Relations, 1-year

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


The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a 1-year lectureship in the international relations of the East Asia, with a focus on Japan, fixed term from 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022.

We are seeking applications from scholars of East Asia with a PhD in international relations, political science, development studies, geography, sociology, or anthropology, with demonstrated teaching and advising experience. The ideal candidate has affinity with a humanities-based approach to International Relations, and experience in supervising BA and MA theses, an in-depth understanding of Modern East Asia, and preferably knowledge of at least Japanese. We have identified supervision and teaching needs in international relations, and political economy

Key responsibilities

  • Supervising theses in (East) Asian Studies and International Relations;
  • Teaching BA- and MA-level courses related to politics, world politics, political economy or global governance with a focus East Asia, in the BA Japan Studies and MA Asian studies (Leiden), BA International Studies (The Hague), and MA International Relations (Leiden).


  • A doctorate in International Relations, political science, development studies, geography, sociology, or anthropology with a focus on modern East Asia;
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and supervising theses;
  • Proficiency in English;
  • Ideally proficieny in Japanese.


We offer a fixed-term, part-time position at 0,8 or a full-time appointment. Appointment will be from 1 August 2021 through 31 July 2022. Salary range, depending on education and work experience, from € 3,746.- to € 5,127.- gross per month based on full-time appointment (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 %), 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. More at For more information, see the website.

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

Additional information

Enquiries can be directed to: Dr. Lindsay Black, email l.black@hum.leidenuniv.nl), or Dr. Nathal Dessing, email N.M.Dessing@hum.leidenuniv.nl.