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Study Adviser

Vacancy number
Job type
Non-academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Internal , External
Placed on
14 March 2023
Closing date
3 April 2023 12 more days to apply

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The Institute of Political Science of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking to strengthen its team of study advisers. In particular to assist with the English-taught Political Science bachelor’s specialisation in International Relations and Organisations (IRO) (and one master specialisation), based in The Hague, the Institute is seeking from 1 June/July 2023 an experienced:

Study Adviser (1.0 FTE)
Vacancy numbe
r 13514

Your responsibilities

  • Advising and assisting international and Dutch bachelor’s students, e.g.,
    • Supplying information to students about the curriculum, their study progress and academic career, and advising them on study-related questions.
    • Assisting students who need extra support.
  • Contributing to providing information for prospective students and recruitment of bachelor’s students.
  • Monitoring complaints and problems, within both the curriculum and the Course and Examination Regulations, and reporting on these to the relevant authorities.
  • If necessary, consulting with – and if necessary referring students to – the Student Career Service, student counsellors, student psychologists or other specialists.
  • Holding regular discussions with the team of study advisers, mentors, teaching staff, Programme Coordinator, Internationalisation Officer, Exchange Coordinator, Internship Coordinator, Education Administration Office staff and members of the Board of Examiners.
  • Participating in the coordination of the Peer Mentorship Programme in the first year.
  • Maintainaccurate administration, e.g., (digital) records and files.
  • Organise plenary information sessions, workshops and coaching to students and develop initiatives to enhance ‘community building’ among students.

Your profile

  • Academic education to Master’s (or Dutch doctoraal) level or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in advising and assisting students.
  • Good knowledge of rules and regulations in the area of higher education, and experience with processes within an academic educational institution.
  • Experience with social media and online communication.
  • Strong organizational and communicative skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • A results-oriented, initiative-taking, proactive and flexible work attitude.
  • Respectful approach and persuasive skills, with the ability to take account of diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Excellent command of English and Dutch, spoken and written.
  • IT skills; knowledge of the Leiden University information systems (including uSis) and presentation to large groups in online platforms (such as Teams, Zoom, etc) is desirable.
  • The position is located in The Hague, but we expect willingness to work in Leiden as well.

About the faculty
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences consists of five institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 1,025 employees. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences brings together high-quality research and outstanding teaching as well as in multidisciplinary approaches. Please, visit the faculty’s website for more information.

About the institute
The Institute of Political Science of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is a research and education institute with around 85 academic staff members and 1700 students. The Institute offers a range of taught programmes at the Bachelor and Master levels and also trains PhD students in political science. The BSc programmes include general Political Science (in Dutch & English, in Leiden), International Politics (in Dutch & English, in Leiden), and International Relations and Organisations (in English, in The Hague). The one-year MSc programme (taught mostly in English) includes five specialisations in Leiden and one in The Hague.

We offer
A challenging position in a dynamic team of colleagues. The appointment will take place in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities, initially for a period of 1 year with the prospect of a permanent appointment, depending on good performance.The salary range, depending on education and work experience, is from € 2,960 to € 4,4670 gross per month, based on a full-time position (University Job Classification profile: Study Adviser, scale 9 or 10).

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. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision 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.

For more information about this position and what it involves, you are welcome to contact Ms I. van Heeringen, tel. 071 5273939, e-mail: heeringeniej@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

More information about Leiden University can be found at www.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than April 3, 2023 via the blue button in our application system.
Applicants should submit onlinea letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

The interviews will likely take place in week 16.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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