The Institute Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs - Leiden University is looking for an Assistant Professor with expertise on Cyber Security Emergency Response and Cyber Crisis Management (1 fte)
Research in cybersecurity, whether from a technical, a legal or a governance angle, currently predominantly focuses on vulnerability and threat detection, in order to prevent incidents. However, there is a dawning realization that despite our best efforts not all incidents can be prevented. Therefore, more knowledge and expertise on cybersecurity crises and the aftermath of cybersecurity incidents is needed. Research at the intersection between crisis management and (the governance of) cybersecurity can remedy this gap. We are looking for a scholar who combines expertise on cyber security with a focus on crisis or emergency response.
The Institute seeks to expand its academic staff by appointing an assistant professor with a specialisation in Cyber Security Emergency Response and Cyber Crisis Management. The ideal candidate has expertise on cyber security and crisis management, demonstrated not just by a strong publication record, but also by the ability to teach these subjects to students and professionals. The candidate will be expected to teach across several programs in the institute, notably the master programme Crisis and Security Management and the bachelor programme Security Studies
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.
Terms and conditions
The position starts as soon as possible, preferably by June/July 2022. The appointment will be made on a temporary contract of up to 3 years depending upon prior experience. 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 (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.
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.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of under-represented groups.
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