Assistant professor Governance of Crisis, with an interest in cyber security (1.0 fte)
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor Governance of Crisis, with an interest in cyber security. 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.
Crisis Governance research has traditionally focused on either functional approaches to crisis management (mitigating tangible harm) or political approaches (responding to legitimacy and reputation threats, and organizational contingencies resulting from crises). Meanwhile, research on cyber security predominantly focuses on vulnerability and threat detection, in order to prevent incidents. However, not all cyber incidents can be prevented. Therefore, more knowledge and expertise on cyber crises and the emergency response in relation to cyber crises is needed. Research at the intersection between crisis management and (the governance of) cyber security can remedy this gap. We are looking for a scholar who combines crisis governance expertise with a research and teaching interest in cyber security incidents and their consequences.
The Institute seeks to expand its academic staff by appointing an assistant professor with a specialisation in Crisis Governance and an interest in cyber or digital security. The ideal candidate has expertise on crisis governance, demonstrated not just by a strong publication record, but also by the ability to teach these subjects to students and professionals. The expertise in crisis governance relates to subthemes such as crisis-induced learning, crisis communication, organizational crises, collaborative networks in crisis management, emergency response and/or transboundary risks and crises. Preferably, the candidate demonstrates or expresses a keen intent on developing expertise on cyber crises, both in research and teaching. The candidate will be expected to teach across several programs in the institute, notably the master program Crisis and Security Management and the bachelor program Security Studies.
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, organization 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 organization that is growing rapidly. The faculty has three scientific institutes, two centers, 3500 students and 330 staff members.
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.
Terms and conditions
The position starts as soon as possible. The appointment will be made on a temporary contract 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 € 3,821 to € 5,230 gross per month (salary 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.
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’s policy is aimed at promoting employment mobility within the University. In this context, if you have a permanent contract, you will be appointed for a period of four years. Naturally this means that Leiden University shares with you the responsibility for finding a suitable continuation of your career after this period, either in the same position or in a position elsewhere.
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Enquiries can be made to prof.dr. S.L. (Sanneke) Kuipers, via firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit online your application no later than 3 May 2022 via the blue button in our application system.
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