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Tutor Manager (0,8-1 FTE)

Vacature nummer
Niet-wetenschappelijke functies
Extern , Intern
Den Haag
Publicatie datum
3 januari 2024
31 januari 2024 Vacature gesloten

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

Tutor Manager (0,8-1 FTE)

Key responsibilities
The tutor manager is responsible for the development and coordination of the academic and professional skills training and assessment throughout the bachelor’s programme Security Studies. This entails responsibility for coordinating the education that takes place in tutor groups, for organizing tutor support in relevant courses in the programme, for ensuring a good didactic and pedagogical operation of the tutorial system, as well as guidance and coaching of a team of 28 tutors.

The tutor manager has the following key tasks:

  • Monitoring and evaluating the academic and professional skills development of students (learning outcomes, content, assignments and assessment), in close cooperation with programme management, academic staff involved and tutors;
  • Ensuring delivery of high-quality education within the programme with a specific focus on the Bachelor programme’s workgroups (including advising and giving instruction on assessments, methods of teaching, content, work arrangements etc.);
  • Advise on curriculum development and education policies;
  • Fostering an innovative teaching and learning environment;
  • Cooperation with the programme director, director of education, study coordinators, study advisors to facilitate student learning;
  • Managing the teaching schedules for the tutors;
  • Coordinating the training and development of tutors (formal initial training weeks + course trainings + individual trajectories), as well as on the job coaching of tutors;
  • Holding performance and development interviews with tutors;
  • Managing the process of recruitment of new tutors.

Our organization
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.

Our institute
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 issues in a coherent way from their local transnational and global impact.
Researchers at our institute are engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching within the international scientific field of security studies. The approach to issues of security is glocal, that is to say that the local, national, transnational and global impact are studied and analysed in conjunction with each other. The bachelor security studies educates students to unravel security challenges by focusing on the political, historical and social context in which they arise, and critically reflect on the role of governance, institutions and the media.

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

Selection Criteria
The successful candidate will be an excellent organizer and communicator and have a good understanding of social science. Experience in teaching is required. Experience with skills training is an advantage.

  • A background in social or political sciences or another relevant academic discipline;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good organisational skills including time and resource management
  • Ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and work closely and intensively with senior lecturers, programme director, institute management and other relevant stakeholders;
  • High proficiency in English.


  • A proven ability to supervise, train and motivate an international team of tutors/ young professionals;
  • Knowledge of the field of (contemporary) Security challenges and/or Global Affairs;
  • Experience with the development of skills training in higher education;
  • A master degree in a for the programme relevant field;
  • Experience with (interdisciplinary) curriculum development;
  • A proactive, flexible and problem-solving attitude.

Terms & conditions
The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamic team. The envisaged start date for this position is 1 March 2024. The appointment will be under the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of Dutch Universities. The appointment will initially be for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance.

The salary varies, depending on qualifications and experience, from € 4.332,00 to € 6.737,00 gross per month based on full-time employment (scale 11 or 12).

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.

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision 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 Anneleen van der Meer - programme director Bachelor Security Studies - via email at a.van.der.meer@fgga.leidenuniv.nl or Marc Bosma – institute manager – via email at m.bosma@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit your application online no later than 31 January 2024 via the blue button in our application system. Interviews are expected to be held by February 2024. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format:

  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • The names and addresses of three potential referees.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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