Assistant Professor Crisis Governance (1 fte) – Leiden University – Leiden

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Leiden University

We aim to appoint an Assistant Professor with research and teaching expertise in Crisis Governance.

What you will do
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) aims to appoint an Assistant Professor with specialisation in Crisis Governance, in particular with expertise in crisis management, safety or disaster studies. We especially welcome candidates with demonstrable expertise in topics of transboundary crisis management and/or collaborative networks in crisis management.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable research records in themes related to the vacancy and strong teaching background in crisis governance, or a related field, as well as in topics related to the Institute’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programme offerings. The candidate will be expected to teach across several programmes in the Institute, notably the master’s programme Crisis and Security Management and the bachelor programme Security Studies, and our minor in Public Risk and Disaster. The positions are aimed at strengthening the Institute’s teaching, research and grant-acquisition capacities in a phase of growth and exciting interdisciplinary research opportunities.

The successful applicants will be expected to:

  • Develop and teach courses in crisis governance, safety or disaster studies;
  • Conduct independent research on topics related to crisis governance
  • Generate high-quality output in both academic and non-academic outlets, with a focus on international, peer-reviewed journals
  • Actively contribute to the renewal and ongoing improvement of educational practices at Bachelor’s and Master’s level.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team of colleagues and support the development and implementation of the research strategy of the Institute;
  • Supervision of thesis and capstone projects;
  • Contribute to the tutorial system of student mentoring and advising;
  • Take on administrative and coordination tasks within the Institute
  • Acquisition and project management of research and training projects of third parties.
  • Preferably, the candidate demonstrates an ability to teach across a variety of security-related themes and topics so that they can contribute to other teaching programmes at the institute (e.g. cyber-related risk and crises) beyond our offerings in crisis governance.
  • Where you will work
    The mission of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is contributing to society. The faculty is characterized by high-quality interdisciplinary education and the development of scientific knowledge with a high potential for societal impact. Whether it is terrorism, security, intelligence, contemporary issues in our society are comprehensively addressed at FGGA.

    In the heart of The Hague, where important decisions are made, students and professionals come together to gain knowledge and skills. Extensive collaboration with academic and societal partners ensures that students leave university with a smile and one foot in the future, ready to make a substantial contribution to society.

    FGGA is one of the seven faculties of Leiden University. This young, entrepreneurial, innovative organisation has three scientific institutes, two centres, over 3,700 students and 425 staff members.

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