Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA), in cooperation with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), is looking for a hands-on academic combining theory and practice
Assistant Professor & Senior Project Coordinator in the field of Terrorism and Political Violence
Leiden University is one of three stakeholders in ICCT, alongside the T.M.C. Asser Institute and the Clingendael Institute. The successful applicant will be employed full-time by Leiden University but will dedicate 50% of his or her time to working with and at ICCT in order to strengthen synergies and enhance joint capacities in research, policy advice and project management. At ICCT, the applicant will occupy a position as Senior Program Coordinator (SPC). Within this role, the applicant will function as editor-in-chief of ICCT’s online journal. He or she will scout and attract new authors to write for the journal and is responsible for quality control, working together with the editing team. Furthermore, he or she will be responsible for the acquisition and management of one of ICCT’s thematic programmes of policy and practice-oriented projects. The other 50% of the appointment will take place at ISGA and focus on teaching (30%) and research (20%).
This vacancy offers a unique combination between academic research and teaching on the one hand and policy-and practice-oriented project acquisition and management on the other. Both positions are intended to strengthen each other, for instance by incorporating the results of ISGA-based research into community-engagement programs run under the ICCT flag. Or by working with ISGA colleagues to carry out ICCT projects.
This position is situated within Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), part of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) and based in The Hague. ISGA is a scientific institute that focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international field of security studies. The approach to issues of security is glocal, that is to say that the local, national, transnational and global impact is studied and analysed in conjunction with each other. ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, centre of national governance and International City of Peace, Justice and Security. For more information, see ISGA.
The appointment is specifically within ‘Terrorism and Political Violence’ (TPV), one of the research groups at the heart of ISGA. TPV is among the few dedicated European centres for research on terrorism and related subjects such as radicalization, (online) extremism and political violence more broadly. Over the coming years, TPV aims to continue conducting internationally recognized research and high-quality teaching for both students and professionals.
The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) is an independent knowledge centre providing research, evidence-based policy advice and practical, solution-oriented implementation support on matters regarding counter-terrorism (CT) and countering violent extremism (CVE), with a special focus on prevention and the rule of law. Respect for human rights and rule of law underpins ICCT’s approach to researching terrorism and violent extremism and runs through all aspects of the Centre’s work. The major project areas concern countering violent extremism, rule of law, foreign fighters, country and regional analysis, rehabilitation, civil society engagement and victims’ voices. For more information, see ICCT.
Terms and conditions
The position starts as soon as possible, preferably by 1 January 2020. We offer initially a two year term position, with the possibility of an extension to a permanent position, based on funding, the candidate’s acquisition success and performance. The salary ranges from €3,637.- to €4,978.- gross per month on full-time base (pay scale 11 in accordance with 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 information 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.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Enquiries can be made to Bart Schuurman, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any enqueries about the procedure, please contact Caroline de Ruijter, email: l.c.de.ruijter@FGGA.leidenuniv.nl.
Please submit online your application no later than 15 November 2019 via the blue button in our application system. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format, quoting the vacancy number:
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.
|Location:||Leiden - Netherlands|
£3,234.75 to £4,427.44 converted salary* gross per month
|Placed On:||15th October 2019|
|Closes:||15th November 2019|
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