The Institute of Political Science of Leiden University's Faculty of Social
and Behavioural Sciences invites applicants for the position of
Assistant Professor of International Relations and International Law
Vacancy number 22-287 11522
We are looking for an Assistant Professor of International Relations and
International Law initially for a one-and-half year temporary position with
the prospect of a permanent contract afterwards, depending upon performance.
The appointment includes teaching introductory and advanced courses in various
areas of international relations at the BSc and MSc levels and conducting
scholarly research, particularly in the area(s) of international law,
comparative public law, legal theory, and/or human rights. Candidates are also
expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate theses, apply for external
research funding, contribute to the Institute's research agenda, and
participate in the intellectual and administrative life of the Institute.
Applicants must hold either (1) a PhD in Political Science or a related
discipline, plus advanced training in law, or (2) a PhD in Law plus
advanced training in Political Science or a related discipline.
Applicants must have teaching experience (including big lectures) and
good teaching evaluations, a promising research agenda and scholarly
Applicants must be able to teach in English; the ability to teach in Dutch
is a plus.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducts high-quality research
and offers a broad and disciplinary educational programme, focused on
increasing our understanding of current developments in society. The faculty
consists of five institutes: Centre for Science and Technology Studies,
Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology, Education and Child
Studies, Political Science and Psychology. The faculty has approximately 7,000
students and 850 staff members. For more information, please visit the website
of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Research at our Faculty/Institute
The Institute of Political Science has a strong research tradition in various
areas of comparative, Dutch and international politics, as well as political
theory. The Institute has around 85 academic staff, including many non-Dutch
scholars, and houses several editorships of international refereed journals
and book series. Members of the institute are also involved in a number of the
university's multidisciplinary research centres (see
https: // www. universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/political-
The Institute is based in Leiden and in The Hague, where a large part of the
teaching is done.
The Institute offers a range of programmes at the Bachelor's and Master's
levels and also trains PhD students in political science. The BSc programmes
include general Political Science (in Dutch & English, in Leiden),
International Politics (in Dutch & English, in Leiden), and International
Relations and Organisations (in English, in The Hague). The one-year MSc
programme (taught mostly in English) includes five specialisations or tracks
in Leiden and one in The Hague.
Terms and conditions
The position starts preferably in September 2022 but on January 1, 2023 at the
latest. The appointment will be made on a temporary contract of one-and-half
years, with the prospect of a permanent appointment afterwards, depending upon
performance in teaching, research and administration. The salary range is from
€ 3,821.- to € 5,230.- gross per month, depending on experience (pay scale 11
under 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 %), 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-
Diversity and inclusion
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.
Further enquiries can be directed to prof. Daniel Thomas, email:
Please submit online your application no later than23:59 CET on 29
May 2022 via the blue button of our application system. Applicants should
submit online a letter of interest, a CV (with a list of publications), a
statement of teaching interests and experience including sample syllabi and
teaching evaluations, a research statement covering their current and future
research agenda, and a sample paper or article. Applicants should also include
the names and contact details of two people who can be contacted directly to
submit recommendation letters, commenting on the candidate's professional
qualifications and suitability for the position.
The selection procedure will take place in June/July 2022. Videoconferencing
interviews will be followed by on-campus interviews for short-listed
candidates. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated