U Leiden: Multiple Faculty Positions (Netherlands)


Multiple positions, Institute of History, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Deadline: varies by position.

  1. Full Professor in International Studies/Politics
    Deadline: 29 January 2023
    The Leiden University Institute for History is looking to appoint a full professor in International Studies with a focus on international politics to support and expand the current lines of research of, and to develop new approaches in, research and education. The new professor will provide leadership in the field of International Studies/International Relations. They will play a pivotal role in the teaching, research and management of the International Studies BA program and the International Relations MA program. The new chair will contribute a contemporary political perspective on international affairs, combining an emphasis on global questions with local insights and interpretations. Candidates with more general contemporary political science and international affairs expertise with a link to global and transnational discussions are eligible.
  2. University Lecturer in Migration History
    Deadline: 27 January 2023
    Leiden University History Department has a vacancy (Tenured position) for a Lecturer in Migration History. For this position they are looking for a Migration Historian. As a Lecturer you will hold a position in the Institute for History, working within the research specialisation Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence. Most of the teaching for this post will be in Leiden University’s Dutch-taught BA Economic and Social History, and in the English-taught MA Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence, and its sub-track Governance of Migration and Diversity (part of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus joint MA Governance of Migration and Diversity LDE GMD).
  3. University Lecturer in History/International Studies/International Relations
    Deadline: 29 January 2023
    The Institute for History seeks to expand its academic staff by appointment of an University Lecturer with teaching and research expertise in the field of North American Studies.  As a lecturer you will be primarily responsible for research and teaching on the history, politics and foreign relations of the United States. You will teach courses as needed in the History programme, the MA North American Studies, the MA International Relations and in the ‘North America’ specialization within the BA International Studies. You will participate in the research programme ‘History and International Studies, 1900 – present’ of the Institute for History.
  4. University Lecturer in Urban Studies and History
    Deadline: 30 January 2023
    The Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute for History is looking for University Lecturer in Urban Studies and History (0,8 FTE). For this position they are looking for an Urban Historian (a Historian with a profound interest in urban issues, or an Urbanist with expertise in History). As a Lecturer, you will hold a position in the Institute for History, working within the research specialisation Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence. Most of the teaching for this post will be in Leiden University’s English-taught BA Urban Studies programme based at the campus in The Hague. The Urban Studies programme is divided into four themes – safety, cultural diversity, health, and sustainability – and you should be able to connect your research to one (or more) of these overarching themes. They are especially interested to hear from candidates with expertise in non-Western urban contexts.

U Leiden: Conflict Resolution (Netherlands)


Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution and International Organization, Institute of Security and Global Affairs, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Deadline: 9 January 2023.

Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is inviting applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Conflict Resolution and International Organization. The successful candidate will have demonstrable research record in themes related to the vacancy and a strong teaching background in methods and research design as well as in topics related to the Institute’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programme offerings. The position is aimed at strengthening the Institute’s teaching, research and grant-acquisition capacities in a phase of growth and exciting interdisciplinary research opportunities.

The successful applicant will be part of an ambitious and dynamically growing Institute and is expected to:

  • conduct independent research in the fields of conflict resolution and international organization, including topics related to international institutions and global governance;
  • support the ongoing development and implementation of the ISGA’s research strategy by publishing in leading international outlets and by attracting research grants;
  • teach in the advanced MSc programme International Relations and Diplomacy;
  • teach in the MSc in Crisis and Security Management, or the minor in Global Affairs;
  • be able to teach qualitative or quantitative methods courses;
  • contribute to the development of new courses or programme offerings at the graduate or undergraduate level;
  • participate in committees related to the Institute and its programmes;
    supervise theses.

U Leiden: Interculturality (Netherlands)


University Lecturer in Interculturality, Centre for the Arts in Society, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Deadline: 31 March 2022.

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is seeking to hire a University Lecturer (UD) with an expertise in intercultural and postcolonial studies, transnationalism, migration and globalization studies, and critical race theory in relation to arts, culture and society in Europe; as well as familiarity with film, literature or media studies, with an emphasis on new digital technologies.

The successful applicant will conduct research and teach courses at BA and MA levels. These include the BA Film and Literary Studies, BA International Studies (track Europe), the MA programmes Literary Studies (track Literature in Society) and Media Studies (track Cultural Analysis), and BA courses at Leiden University College (The Hague).

LUCAS is an international academic community that is firmly committed to developing critical and inclusive approaches to culture, art and society, and to increasing its own diversity and inclusiveness. While the focus of this position is on interculturality within and in relation to Europe, we therefore particularly welcome candidates who are well acquainted with, for example, African, Caribbean, Asian, Pacific, Latin American, Romani and/or indigenous cultures and arts, and/or the cultures and arts of migrant communities.

U Leiden: Lecturer Comparative Philosophy (Netherlands)

“JobUniversity Lecturer in Comparative Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Deadline: 5 March 2019.

The Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Philosophy is looking for a University Lecturer in Comparative Philosophy.

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching in English in African/Africana philosophy and/or East Asian philosophy, in comparative philosophy, and in other areas of philosophy in our BA and MA programmes in Philosophy and in other Leiden University degree programmes as required, including supervision of BA and MA theses;
  • Teaching in Dutch in due course;
  • Supervision of PhD research;
  • Original research in philosophy and dissemination of findings through appropriate channels;
  • Acquisition of research funding from outside sources;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media;
  • Active participation in the running of the institution.

U Leiden Job Ad: International Relations (Netherlands)

Job adsAssistant Professor of International Relations, University of Leiden, The Netherlands. Deadline: 1 March 2018.

The Institute of Political Science of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of International Relations (3 positions, 1.0 FTE).

Due to growth in our programme, we are looking for candidates who are qualified to teach introductory and advanced courses in international relations at the BSc and MSc levels, including international relations theory, international security, international political economy, international environmental politics, international law, and other topics. Candidates also qualified to teach the politics of policy-making and policy evaluation should indicate this in their application. The institute’s academic staff are all expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate theses, to acquire external research funding, to contribute to the Institute’s research output, and to participate in the intellectual and administrative life of the Institute.

ASC-IIAS Fellowship Application (The Netherlands)

The ASC-IIAS Joint Fellowship Programme
This fellowship is jointly offered by the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS) and the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands.

It aims to attract researchers whose work is informed by current theoretical debates in the social sciences and humanities over global connectivities and who are able to critically engage with shifting paradigms  in “area studies” beyond the ways in which these have traditionally been conceived in the West.

We are particularly interested in receiving fellowship proposals that go beyond a mere analysis of current issues associated with African-Asian comparative economic developments or Chinese investments in Africa — although none of these themes, if appraised critically and for their societal consequences, will of course be excluded. Our definition of Asia and Africa is broad and inclusive, Asia ranging from the Middle-East to the Pacific Coast, and Africa from North-Africa to the southern tip of the continent.
• Fellowship of maximum 6 months
• Fellows will receive a monthly grant to cover the cost of living and housing
• Applications include a work plan of 1000 words maximum and a CV
• Candidates should have a PhD

For whom?
The ASC-IIAS fellowship is intended for researchers specialising in Asian-African interactions. Interested applicants are invited to email/post their applications, consisting of:
Application form  download here (Word)
Curriculum Vitae
• Two letters of reference

Please ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference are sent to us in confidence via email or post, commenting on the applicant’s academic abilities and the value of  the applicant’s research project.

Closing dates for applications:
NEXT deadline: 15 March 2016.
NOTE: It is not possible to apply in September 2015.
From 2016 the closing dates are again 15 March and 15 September of each year.

Note for applications via email:
• You will receive a reply acknowledging receipt of your email/application.
• If you have already sent in your application via email, kindly do not send the same application via post and vice versa.
• Please keep your email and attachments below 10MB by zipping any large files, as emails larger than 10MB will be rejected by our email system.Address for submission of applications, reference letters and/or queries:
(1) Email
(2) IIAS-ASC Fellowship Programme
c/o Ms. Sandra van der Horst
International Institute for Asian Studies
Rapenburg 59
2311 GJ Leiden
The Netherlands

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