For the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Faculty Governance and Global Affairs we are looking for an
Assistant Professor (1.0 FTE)
Vacancy number 22-483 12343
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor. 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.
You will be part of a thriving research and teaching community, that is expanding partially with projects initiated in the national 2022 Social Science Sector Programme.
The Social Sciences, Humanities, Law and Economics Sciences will implement a cross-sectoral plan with a thematic focus on prosperity, participation and citizenship in a digital world. In this domain, the universities want to contribute optimally to answers to fundamental questions and challenges for society.
This position forms a bridge between two of Leiden University’s Interdisciplinary Research Programmes: Social Resilience and Security and SAILS, collectively aiming to contribute to the creation of a Leiden University Resilience Hub.
Social Resilience and Security is an interdisciplinary, interfaculty collaboration, bringing together key expertise on transgressive behaviours across social research disciplines and key societal stakeholders. We team up with researchers from governance, developmental psychology, child studies, clinical psychology, criminal law, archeology, and humanities. One pillar of the project focuses on resilience; this project specifically seeks to study resilience in youth from public health, criminology and psychology perspectives, using a range of methodologies.
SAILS, Society, Artificial Intelligence and Life Sciences, is a university-wide initiative aiming to facilitate collaboration across disciplines on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Jointly, experts from among others computer science, public administration and law engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching on AI and algorithms. One area of particular interest is algorithmic decision-making, and more specifically the impact this may have on citizens, consumers and society at large.
The Assistant Professor Digital Resilience will be a key member of both teams. The position involves substantial research assessing digital risk and resilience in youth. The Assistant Professor will take the lead on many aspects of the project. That includes but is not limited to: planning the research, leading the ethics and data reviews, gathering data, independently conducting the analyses, publishing findings, co-authoring scientific output with the other team members, as well as organizing and participating in conferences.
The department is located in The Hague. The candidate must live in (or relocate to) The Netherlands for the duration of the contract.
The Institute seeks to expand its academic staff by appointment of an Assistant Professor with teaching and research expertise in digital technologies and/or resilience. The successful applicant will be expected to:
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
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 safety and 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.
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:
Terms and conditions
The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamic team. He or she will initially be appointed for one year and the intention to turn the position into a permanent one, based on need, funding and performance.
Salary range from € 3.974, - to € 5.439,- gross per month (pay scale 11), in accordance with the Collective Labor 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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break
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.
Enquiries can be made to prof dr Bibi van den Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit online your application before 1 October 2022 via the blue button in our application system.
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