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Coordinator: Interdisciplinary Research & Education Hub on Implications of the War against Ukraine

Vacature nummer
22-521 12484
Wetenschappelijke functies
Publicatie datum
16 augustus 2022
20 september 2022 Vacature gesloten

Leiden University’s Coordination Group for the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Hub on the Implications of the War against Ukraine Pilot (bringing together researchers from the faculties of FGGA, Law, FSW, Humanities and LUMC) is inviting applications for one or two:

Project Coordinator(s) for the Pilot period of the “Leiden Interdisciplinary Research and Education Hub on the Implications of the War against Ukraine”

Following the initiative of Leiden University’s Rector Hester Bijl researchers and educators across all faculties of the university were invited to develop an actional plan for a hub that promoted research, education and societal impact initiatives on the topic of the War on Ukraine and its wider implications. An initial coordination group has convened in July and is currently developing an interdisciplinary proposal. It seeks to appoint now with central university funding a project coordinator to support and manage the initial phase of this development on a part-time basis. Preference will be given to candidates that have intimate knowledge of Ukraine and the conflict as well as good knowledge of Leiden University’s administrative context. We seek to appoint either one coordinator for 6 months on a 0.5 FTE basis or in case of more qualified candidates and preferences two coordinators of a 0.25 FTE appointment each.

Key responsibilities
The successful candidate will support and coordinate the initial implementation of the pilot plan for the interdisciplinary hub, will manage key processes and actively contribute to the further development of initial activities.


  • To support the building of a cross-faculty interdisciplinary network of Leiden academics who have been engaged in research in and about the war in Ukraine, including but not limited to European institutional responses, geopolitics, personal trauma responses to war and displacement, migration, identity shifts and language use, reconstruction efforts;
  • To organize and facilitate cross faculty deliberations on the format and funding needs of the interdisciplinary hub to be created;
  • To collect a database of existing research links with Ukrainian high education institutions, think tanks and humanitarian and civil society organisations that could become partners in future research;
  • To collect more specific proposals for projects (seed grants?) for interdisciplinary and interfaculty research and teaching on topics related to war in Ukraine in a broad sense;
  • By the end of the appointment to facilitate the drafting of a proposal to the CvB for longer-term resourcing of the initiative.

Desired Qualifications

  • Intimate knowledge of Ukraine and the wider conflict dynamics;
  • Experience in administration and coordination;
  • Some knowledge of Leiden university administrative processes;
  • Excellent spoken and written English.

Terms and conditions
We offer one 0.5 FTE position or two 0.25 FTE positions for the duration of six months, starting as soon as possible. Depending on your experience the salary ranges from € 3.974 to € 5.439 gross per month (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%). Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions.

Our organisation (Coordinating Organisation for this Vacancy on behalf of the Coordination Group)
Science for and about society is the domain of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). FGGA provides high-quality interdisciplinary education and research on social and governance issues such as terrorism, organisation of public administration, climate change and economic crises.

Contemporary issues are approached from an administrative, political, economic, legal and sociological perspective. This interdisciplinary approach gives the faculty's education and research a cross-border character.

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is one of the seven faculties of Leiden University and is based in The Hague.

The FGGA is a young, enterprising and innovative organisation that is growing rapidly. The faculty has three scientific institutes, two centres, 3500 students and 330 staff members.

For more information about the faculty click here.

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a leading research and education institute at Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, focusing on the most pressing local, national, European and global security issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. It currently hosts more than 100 academic and support staff members and offers the BA in Security Studies, the MSc in Crisis and Security Management, the Advanced MA in International Relations and Diplomacy, the executive MSc in Cyber Security as well as a variety of innovative teaching offerings in the professional and MOOC fields. In addition, ISGA runs popular Minor Programmes in Global Affairs, Security, Safety and Justice and Intelligence Studies as well as the Faculty’s Honour Programme in Security and Global Affairs.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Enquiries can be made to Joachim Koops via email j.a.koops@fgga.leidenuniv.nl 


  • Please submit your online application no later than 20 September via the blue button in our application system.  Applicants should submit the following documents:
  • A short motivation letter addressing how the candidate fulfils the selection criteria and is suitable to carry out the desired tasks
  • Curriculum vitae

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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