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Assistant Professor with a primary focus on teaching and education management

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1 juni 2021
25 juni 2021

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The Faculty of Science and Leiden Observatory are looking for an

Assistant Professor with a primary focus on teaching and education management

Key responsibilities
80% of this full-time position involves teaching, and management support of the director of education. This includes:

  • Taking care of 6-9 EC lecturing / semester;
  • Active involvement in educational committees;
  • Educational management support.

Selection criteria

  • PhD in astronomy;
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching (evidenced by good teaching evaluations) and in the possession of a University Teaching Qualification (BKO);
  • Ample management experience;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Able to speak Dutch or willing to learn Dutch within the timeframe of one year;
  • Familiarity with the Dutch educational system is an advantage.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,300 staff and almost 5,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. For more information, see the website of the Faculty of Science.

Terms and conditions 
We offer a position for 1 year and upon satisfactory performance to be extended to a permanent position. Salary ranges from € 3.746 - € 5.127,- gross per month (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour 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. For more information, see the website.

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

Enquiries can be made to Harold Linnartz, Director of Education at Leiden Observatory, email linnartz@strw.leidenuniv.nl. If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact our educational office, email eduster@strw.leidenuniv.nl.

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to linnartz@strw.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:

  • We request an application letter with motivation;
  • An academic CV;
  • A two pages teaching portfolio;
  • The names of two persons we can contact for letters of recommendations.

Please upload your application ultimately June 20th, 2021.           

Only applications received no later than June 25th, 2021 can be considered.

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