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Assistant Professor (1.0 FTE)

Vacature nummer
Wetenschappelijke functies
Extern , Intern
Den Haag
Publicatie datum
15 januari 2024
16 februari 2024 Vacature gesloten

Faculty Governance and Global Affairs, Institute of Security and Global Affairs
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs is looking for an

Assistant Professor (1.0 FTE)

The Research Group Physical Violence and Public Order at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University seeks to expand its academic staff by appointing an assistant professor with expertise on violence and mental health. In this group, we adopt a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary perspective, in which we use and adapt concepts from sociology, anthropology, public health and public policy, criminology, victimology, forensic psychology and pedagogy – moving past mono-disciplinary approaches to research into violence and public order. In our data-driven research, we seek to help design evidence-based, tailored interventions and to aid efforts to reduce the violence burden on society. As a Group, we teach a range of courses in the minor Violence Studies and in the CSM Track Governance of Violence.

Key responsibilities
The Institute seeks to expand its academic staff by appointing an assistant professor with a specialisation in violence and mental health. We are looking for candidates with a social science background, a solid grasp of research methodologies, and a strong track-record of applying such knowledge and skills to the study of violence and mental health. The preferred candidate will show excellent analytical skills, have a track record in teaching and supervision. Candidates must be able to demonstrate topical expertise on the placement of violent acts within the broader landscape of crime and mental health. Aside from their research, the candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses related to interpersonal violence in the minor Violence Studies, in the master Crisis and Security Management and (where necessary) contribute to teaching in the bachelor Security Studies.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Conduct independent research on topics related to interpersonal violence.
  • Generate high-quality output in both academic and non-academic outlets, with a focus on international, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Work within an interdisciplinary team of colleagues, both as a project lead and as a collaborator.
  • Contribute to a supportive and productive research community.
  • Support the ongoing development and implementation of the research strategy of the Institute.
  • Develop and teach courses related to interpersonal violence in the minor Violence studies, in the new master track Violence in the Master Crisis and Security Management and (where necessary) in the bachelor Security Studies.
  • Tutor students by providing mentoring and advice.
  • Actively contribute to the renewal and ongoing improvement of educational practices at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.
  • Support the ongoing development and implementation of the research strategy of the Institute.
  • Be willing to take on administrative and coordination tasks within the Institute.
  • Participate in professional-learning courses.

Selection Criteria

  • PhD degree in Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Public Health, Epidemiology or a related Social Science field.
  • Specific research expertise on interpersonal violence and mental health.
  • Strong teaching skills.
  • Outstanding research qualities demonstrated through an established track record of publications in peer-reviewed, international journals.
  • Experience participating in interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research.
  • Experience in research-led teaching.
  • In possession of BKO-qualification (“UTQ” - or equivalent).
  • Demonstrable commitment to high-quality education.
  • Excellent command of English; Command of Dutch is not a requirement but will be seen as a benefit.

Our organisation
Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. It is the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in February 1575, and currently ranks in the top 100 of most international rankings. The University has approximately 34,000 students and 7,500 staff members.

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, located in The Hague – the International City of Peace and Justice – offers a range of other programs focused on international relations, security, international law and international organization. It also hosts the Leiden University College (LUC), an international honors college of Leiden University situated The Hague. Firmly rooted in the academic tradition, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs provides an inspiring and challenging education and research environment, with a strong interdisciplinary character and international orientation; it is a meeting place for students, scholars and professionals, a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Institute of Security and Global Affairs
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a leading research and education institute, focusing on the most pressing local, national, European and global security issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. It currently hosts more than 120 academic and support staff members and offers the BA in Security Studies, the MSc in Crisis and Security Management, the Advanced MSc 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.

ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, center of national governance and International City of Peace and Justice and advances both theory-informed and policy-oriented research. For further information, visit https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/institute-of-security-and-global-affairs

Terms and conditions
The position starts between April 1 and September 1, 2024. The appointment will initially be made on a temporary basis of 1 year. A permanent appointment may be possible during or after the term of the initial contract, depending upon performance (including teaching, research and administration) and the budgetary situation of the Institute. The salary ranges from € 4.332,-- to € 5.929,-- gross per month (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Excellent benefits
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 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.

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 prof. dr. Marieke Liem, m.c.a.liem@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than 16 February 2024 via the blue button in our application system.

Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format, quoting the vacancy number:

  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • A sample publication;
  • The names and addresses of three potential referees. Letters of recommendation are not needed at this stage of the process.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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