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Tutor/Lecturer in the Skills Labs of the BA Security Studies

19-225 6248
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The Hague
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07 mei 2019
22 mei 2019

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The bachelor programme Security Studies (BaSS) of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Faculty Governance and Global Affairs, is looking for a

Tutor/Lecturer in the Skills Labs of the BA Security Studies

Key responsibilities
The primary role of the new tutors is to teach first year students in the Skills Labs of the bachelor’s programme Security Studies (BaSS). In the Skills Labs students work on their study skills, deepen their substantive knowledge (in conjunction with the lectures), and learn and practice academic and professional skills. Throughout the BASS program students work on developing the following skill sets:

  • Academic skills: critical thinking, writing, communication, general research and interdisciplinary skills;
  • Professional skills: teamwork, intercultural skills, organisational and leadership skills, citizenship skills and reflection & lifelong learning skills.

Tutors in BaSS will have several tasks, a tutor:

  • Prepares and chairs Skills Lab sessions with students;
  • Has a role in the assessment of students and gives feedback to students;
  • Monitors the progress of students and facilitates to advance it;
  • Attends all lectures of the courses that are scheduled in conjunction with Skills Labs;
  • Participates in the meetings with the tutor coordinator;
  • Follows the tutorial plan of the Skills Labs that are co-productions of the tutors, the tutor coordinator and the course coordinators/core lecturers involved;
  • Is required to attend and participate in all mandatory tutor trainings and meetings;
  • Is an active member of the institute.

Selection criteria

  • A recent graduate or one or two years of relevant work experience. This is an early career position;
  • Basic knowledge of the study of safety and security issues and how they are studied within various disciplines;
  • Affinity with interdisciplinary and innovative teaching methods;
  • Demonstrate a high proficiency in English;
  • Display a passion for their subject area(s), exhibit didactic and guiding skills and be motivated to contribute to the development of students;
  • A team player, flexible, stress resistant and must take initiative;
  • Willing to work toward obtaining University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).
  • A safety science background and /or strong quantitative research skills will be an advantage.

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 the local, transnational and global impact of a wide range of safety and security issues 

ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, centre of national governance and International City of Peace, Justice and Security. See also: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/institute-of-security-and-global-affairs.

Terms and conditions
The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamic young team. He or she will work fulltime and will initially be appointed for one year with the possibility of a renewal for one more year based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from € 2.709,- to € 4.274, - gross per month (pay scale 10), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The starting date will be 19 August 2019.

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.

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 is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. 

Enquiries can be made to Drs. Celesta Kofman, email c.j.kofman@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than 22 May 2019 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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