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The bachelor’s programme Security Studies (BaSS) of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Faculty Governance and Global Affairs is looking for a Tutor/Lecturer (4 or 5 positions, 0.8-1.0 FTE).

10 maanden geleden


Parkstraat, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2588 - € 4084 per maand


The primary role of the tutors is to teach first year students in the Skills Lab of the new bachelor’s programme Security Studies (BaSS). In the Skills Lab students will work on their study skills, deepen their substantive knowledge (in conjunction with the lectures), and learn and practise academic and professional skills. In the BaSS, five academic skill sets and five professional skill sets have been distinguished, which the students will work on throughout the programme of BaSS. These are:

  • Academic skills: critical thinking, writings, communication, general research and interdisciplinary skills;
  • Professional skills:teamwork, intercultural skills, organisational and leadership skills, citizenship skills and reflection & lifelong learning skills.

Tutors in BaSS will have several tasks:

  • Prepare and chair Skills Lab sessions with students;
  • A role in the assessment of students, and to give feedback to students;
  • Monitoring and enhances the students’ progress;
  • Attend all lectures of the courses that are scheduled in conjunction with Skills Labs;
  • Participate in the meetings with the tutor coordinator;
  • Following the tutorial plan of the Skills Lab that is a co-production of the tutor coordinator and the course coordinators/core lecturers involved;
  • A tutor is required to attend and participate in all mandatory tutor trainings and meetings.


  • A recent graduate or have one or two years of relevant work experience. This is an early career position;
  • Candidates with a PhD degree are kindly invited to apply;
  • Basic knowledge of the study of safety and security issues and how they are studied within various disciplines;
  • Affinity with interdisciplinary and innovative teaching methods;
  • Demonstrate a high proficiency in English;
  • Display a passion for their subject area(s), exhibit didactic and guiding skills and be motivated to contribute to the development of students;
  • A team player, flexible, stress resistant and must show initiative;
  • Willing to work toward obtaining University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).


The starting date is 14 August 2018. The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamic team. He or she will preferably work fulltime and will be initially be appointed for one year with the possibility of a renewal for one more year based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from €2,588 to €4,084 gross per month (pay scale 10, 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 may 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 Dr. Kate Kirk, email k.m.kirk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please send no later than 20 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;
  • 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 the local, transnational and global impact of a wide range of safety and security issues

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.