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Vacancy

Post-doctoral researcher The Hague Program on International Cyber Security (1,0 FTE)

Vacancy number
22-215 11222
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
1
External/ internal
External
Location
Den Haag
Placed on
12 April 2022
Closing date
9 May 2022 Vacancy closed

Faculty Governance and Global Affairs, Institute of Security and Global Affairs is looking for a

Post-doctoral researcher The Hague Program on International Cyber Security (1,0 FTE)
Vacancy number: 22-215 11222

 
The Hague Program on International Cyber Security of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs is looking for a Post-doctoral researcher  to join our international research team. The Hague Program on International Cyber Security is an interdisciplinary program for the study of international cyber security, with an emphasis on cyber conflict ‘below the threshold’ and the role of emerging technologies. We study the development of international cyber conflict and the international governance thereof, more specifically: international law, norms, strategy and diplomacy. In the program, academic research goes hand in hand with active engagement with the global community of policy makers and other stakeholders in the field of international cyber security and diplomacy. 
 
Key responsibilities
•    Conduct independent and collaborative research in the field of international cyber security and conflict and the governance thereof, focusing on diplomacy, international law, norms and strategy;
•    Disseminate research findings through high-ranking international blind peer review journals, books, whitepapers, conference presentations, policy reports, policy advise and (inter)national popular media;
•    Organise academic conferences and workshops in close cooperation with the other members of the team and co-author policy papers on the basis of events organised by the program;
•    Carry out and assist with other duties as determined by the program’s leadership;
•    Represent the program at national and international events and engage in consultations with other stakeholders in the field of international cyber security and international norms.
•    Teaching in the Bachelor Security Studies and other programmes (0,2 fte reserved for teaching)
 
Selection Criteria
The candidates must have:
•    A PhD in international relations, politics, international law, public administration or another relevant discipline;
•    Extensive knowledge of the field of international cyber security, with a solid track record of published research on this topic;
•    A record of published peer-reviewed research;
•    A multidisciplinary background, and experience with working in multi- or interdisciplinary teams;
•    Relevant experience in organizing (academic) events for smaller and larger groups;
•    Very good communication and presentation skills, and an excellent command of English;
•    A ‘can do’ mentality and a team player spirit.
 
Our Faculty
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.
 
Our institute
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 security studies. ISGA analyses and studies issues in a coherent way from their local transnational and global impact.  ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, centre of national governance and International City of Peace, Justice and Security. Please click here for more information about ISGA.
 
The Hague Program on International Cyber Security focuses on international cyber security and conflict and the various modes of governance that states and other actors can bring into play to deal with and shape the strategic changes and challenges in the digital environment. In addition to conducting high quality research the Program aims to be a hub for connecting academics, policy makers and other experts on a national, European and international level. To this end we organize workshops and conferences, host visiting fellows and engage with the global community of scholars, think tankers, NGOs, policy makers, the technical community and industry that engage with issues of international cyber security (see our website for a more detailed impression). The Hague Program on International Cyber Security is the successor to The Hague Program for Cyber Norms.
 
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 with the possibility of renewal until the end of the project (31 December 2025). Salary range from € 3.821, - to € 5.230, - 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
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
 
Information
For more information please contact prof. dr. Dennis Broeders , d.w.j.broeders@fgga.leidenuniv.nl, Senior Fellow of The Hague Program on International Cyber Security.
 
Applications
To apply for this vacancy, please upload your application via the blue button in our online application system no later than 9 May 2022.
Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format, quoting the vacancy number:
•    Motivation letter;
•    Curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
•    A sample publication;
•    The names and addresses of three potential referees.

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