Lecturer in the History of European Integration (0.8 fte)

University of Leiden

Faculty of Humanities, Institute for History has a vacancy for a: 

Lecturer in the History of European integration (0.8 fte)
Vacancy number: 16-300

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, in lecture and seminar formats, and supervision of BA and MA theses in the International Studies and International Relations programmes, and in other programmes and courses as required. Teaching duties will lie primarily in the MA European Union Studies, including its pre-master’s programme;
  • Original research within the programme in History and International Relations (https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/research/research-projects/humanities/history-and-international-relations) and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels;
  • Co-supervision of PhD research;
  • Administrative duties, commensurate with career stage;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media. 

Selection criteria

  • A PhD degree preferably in History or International Relations, and a publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
  • Demonstrable commitment to high-quality teaching, and wide teaching scope in terms of content;
  • An excellent command of English;
  • 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, s/he must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years. 

About our faculty, institute and programmes
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. Our faculty is home to more than 6.000 students and 800 staff members. For more information, see http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl.

The Leiden Institute for History is one of the seven research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The institute is responsible for the main part of the historical research carried out at Leiden University. See http://www.hum.leiden.edu/history/

European Union Studies is a specialization within the MA International Relations. It is a one-year programme which covers the EU’s broad geographical sweep from an interdisciplinary perspective. The programme includes economics, history, law and political science and concentrates on the issue areas that form the core concerns of the European integration process. Academic staff members who are internationally renowned in their fields offer European Union Studies, many of whom can draw upon practical experience in politics, government, advisory bodies and think tanks.

The candidate will be expected to teach on the history of European integration and on important policy domains of the European Union. Contemporary historians and specialists in International Relations or Politics with relevant experience in European integration are invited to apply.

The MA European Union Studies is a dynamic programme, which offers its staff ample opportunity to give substance to their teaching. 

Terms and conditions
We offer an appointment for a fixed-term of 4 years, for 30.4 hours per week.

Salary ranges from € 3,427.- to € 5,330.- gross per month (pay scale 11/12) for a full working week, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Depending on qualifications, the appointee may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until she/he fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience. 

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. http://www.workingat.leiden.edu/ 

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

Further information regarding this position can be obtained from Dr Dennie Oude Nijhuis, chair of the programme, email d.m.oude-nijhuis@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Applications should be in English, and be submitted to the International Relations Search Committee at vacaturesgeschiedenis@hum.leidenuniv.nl, with the items listed below included in this order in a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME / Position EUS’:

  • Curriculum Vitae including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught;
  • Letter of motivation, which shows clear affinity with and specific knowledge of the area of European Union Studies (max. 1 page);
  • Research agenda / proposal(s) (max 1.5 page);
  • Two sample course descriptions (electives) at the BA and the MA level on topics related to the history of European integration, containing course outline, literature, etc. (max. 1.5 pages each);
  • Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters). 

Only applications received no later than October 23, 2016 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled for the first week of November 2016. Interviewees will be invited to give a 20 minutes seminar at the MA level and a 20 minutes research presentation.

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