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University Lectureship in Korean Studies

Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies is looking for a University Lectureship in Korean Studies (1.0 FTE). Teaching at undergraduate and …

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Pieter Huibertsgang, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3475 - € 4757 per maand


Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies is looking for a University Lectureship in Korean Studies (1.0 FTE).

  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in the BA programs Korean Studies and International Studies, the MA programs Asian Studies and International Relations, and other programs and courses as appropriate; supervision of BA and MA theses; contributions to curriculum development. Courses may include Contemporary Korean Society (North and South), Korean Politics and Economy, BA Thesis Seminar, MA Thesis Tutorial;
  • Original research and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels;
  • Administrative duties;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media.


  • A PhD degree in Korean Studies or in a relevant discipline (e.g. social sciences, political science, economy) with a strong focus on Korea. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered;
  • Given the present composition of the Korean Studies program, we have a strong preference for a colleague with a specialization in Korean economy and/or politics, although other specializations will also be considered;
  • A research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
  • Commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content;
  • Specialist and near-native knowledge of the language and history of the Korean peninsula;
  • An excellent command of English. The BA in International Studies and all MAs are offered in English, and English may be used in the BA Korean Studies as well;
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Dutch, the possibility of University-funded language training may be considered;
  • Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the successful applicant may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (UTQ or University Teaching Qualification).


We offer a fixed-term post (for 38 hours per week) from September 2018 through July 2019. Salary range, depending on education and work experience, from €3,475 to €4,757 (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) gross per month, based on a full-time appointment. Depending on qualifications, the appointee may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until he/she fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience.

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 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

Enquiries can be directed to Remco Breuker, email r.e.breuker@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications must be received no later than 19 June 2018, with the interviews with shortlisted candidates scheduled for 9 July 2018. Applications should be in English, and be submitted vacatureslias@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you include in a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order:

  • A CV including education and employment history, publications, courses taught, enad languages + proficiency levels;
  • A letter of motivation;
  • A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max 2 pages);
  • A teaching statement (max 1 page);
  • Two course descriptions (intro + outline of 12 two-hour weekly sessions) with clear relevance to the position profile;
  • Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this stage).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.