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Assistant Professor (UD, 1fte) in the field of International Justice and Global Challenges

Vacature nummer
Wetenschappelijke functies
Intern , Extern
Den Haag
Publicatie datum
28 maart 2023
25 april 2023 Vacature gesloten

Leiden University College (LUC) The Hague, part of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is looking for an

Assistant Professor (UD, 1fte) in the field of International Justice and Global Challenges
LUC seeks to appoint a new Assistant Professor to join the staff for teaching and research in the International Justice major as well as potentially contributing to other majors within our international Liberal Arts & Sciences honours Bachelor programme centred around ‘Global Challenges’. The starting date is July 2023.

The position
The Assistant Professor will be responsible, inter alia, for teaching undergraduate students and conducting research in fields of law that are particularly relevant to current global challenges, in particular Migration and Refugee Law and Law of the Sea. In addition to teaching and research within your field of expertise, interest in engaging in interdisciplinary scholarship related to law as well as more broadly across the college, is desired.This appointment may also involve teaching in the first-year Global Challenges programme. Contributing to the Global Citizenship programme, which engages with societal stakeholders, is also an option.

The Assistant Professor should show clear affinity with the ‘Global Challenges’ focus of our programme, which is linked to the profile of The Hague as ‘International City of Peace and Justice’. In addition to the core international academic staff based at LUC, leading scholars from the other faculties of Leiden University participate in the teaching of the programme. LUC staff are able to take advantage of being part of Leiden University while also contributing actively to the energetic and stimulating atmosphere of our college community in The Hague. Moreover, the Assistant Professor will be encouraged to develop links and synergies between LUC and other institutions and societal partners relevant to the International Justice major.

LUC is a small-scale and student-centred college and hence strong commitment to teaching excellence is essential. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will have an active research agenda that illustrates independent scholarship demonstrated by peer reviewed publications. The ideal candidate will actively contribute to a dynamic college culture of research-led teaching. This includes integrating students in research projects, integrating research into all levels of the curriculum, and advising students on Capstone research projects (senior honours theses).

Key responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate students in our interdisciplinary honours programme at both introductory and advanced levels;
  • Supervise bachelor research theses (Capstone);
  • Carry out research, publish, and work towards obtaining external research grants. Research time is 20% of the appointment, the remainder is dedicated to teaching and administrative duties.
  • Connect to other institutes within Leiden University, regarding both teaching and research, as relevant to the BA International Justice major;
  • Connect to other national, international, and non-governmental organizations to facilitate cooperation and internship possibilities;
  • Participate in and contribute to LUC’s service tasks such as recruitment and admissions, academic advice and/or membership of various councils or boards;
  • Participate in and contribute to the social and academic life of LUC;

Selection criteria

  • A PhD degree in International Law or another field of law (e.g., EU or comparative law) relevant to current global challenges;
  • Demonstrable expertise in Migration and Refugee Law and Law of the Sea is essential;
  • Knowledge of EU Law and/or socio-legal approaches will be considered an asset;
  • Affinity with interdisciplinary work and methodological issues in legal research;
  • Affinity with the concept of Liberal Arts & Sciences honours education at university level will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent command of English and commitment to learn the Dutch language within two years (if not yet mastered);
  • A passion and vision for teaching in an international environment;
  • Outstanding teaching skills evidenced by formal evaluations, and a clear interest in innovative teaching methods and approaches;
  • Genuine interest in students’ development and providing academic guidance;
  • Very good research skills evidenced by publication record, and the willingness to apply for competitive grants;
  • Excellent social skills and ability to work constructively in an international/intercultural team; committed to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment, through research, teaching and/or service.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs offers academic education in the field of Public Administration, Safety and Security, and International Relations, as well as in-depth post-academic programmes for professionals. In addition, the Faculty is also home to Leiden University College. For more information, see Governance and Global Affairs.

Leiden University College The Hague was founded in 2010 as the international honours college of Leiden University in The Netherlands for a select group of excellent and highly motivated students from around the world. The LUC academic staff consists of highly ambitious and international scholars recruited from top institutes across the globe, who combine excellent teaching skills with conducting innovative multidisciplinary research. LUC has been consistently ranked as a ‘Top Rated Programme’ seal from the Dutch University Guide (Keuzegids Universiteiten).

Terms and conditions
The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamic team. Initially, the successful candidate will be appointed for one year. Depending on performance, after that the position can be extended to a permanent position. The salary range will be at UD2 level between € 3,974.- and € 5,439.- (scale 11 according to the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities), gross per month on the basis of a full-time appointment.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), and training and career development opportunities. 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. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

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

For further enquiries, please contact Dr. Joris Larik, j.e.larik@luc.leidenuniv.nl

Please submit your application online no later than 25 April 2023 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit the following documents online:

  1. A letter of motivation, outlining how you intend to contribute to the academic environment of LUC;
  2. A Curriculum vitae including a detailed teaching CV (including teaching evaluations), experience with supervision of students, international experience, and list of publications;
  3. The names and contact details of three potential referees (no letters required at this stage).

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