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Tutor for the Bachelor Security Studies

21-654 10282
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Den Haag
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14 december 2021
21 december 2021 Vacature gesloten

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is looking for a

Tutor for the Bachelor Security Studies

Vacancy number: 21-654 10282

Key responsibilities

Tutors are responsible for teaching workgroups across the BSc Security Studies (BaSS). The primary role of the new tutors is to teach first year students in the Skills Labs. In the Skills Labs students work on their study skills, deepen their substantive knowledge (in conjunction with the lectures), and learn and practise academic and professional skills. Throughout the programme, 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, and reflection & lifelong learning skills.

The tutors will be teaching in blended learning classrooms for the foreseeable future. The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious, diverse and dynamic young team.

Tutors in the BaSS will have several tasks:

  • A tutor prepares and teaches Skills Lab sessions with students (in a classroom setting and/or online);
  • A tutor has a role in the assessment of students, and gives feedback to students;
  • A tutor monitors the progress of students and facilitates to advance it;
  • A tutor attends all lectures of the courses that are scheduled in conjunction with Skills Labs;
  • A tutor follows the tutorial plan of the Skills Labs that are co-productions of the tutors and senior staff members;
  • A tutor is required to attend and participate in all tutor trainings and tutor meetings;
  • A tutor is an active member of the institute.

Selection criteria


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field. To complement the knowledge and skillset in our current team we are primarily looking for candidates with a background in Public Administration, Governance of Sustainability, Crisis and Security Management, Safety Management or Cyber Security;
  • Recent graduate or 1-2 years of relevant work experience. This is an early career position;
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in safety and security issues and how they are studied within various disciplines;
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students with demonstrated didactic and guiding skills;
  • Ability to work well in an international team, be flexible, work well under pressure and show initiative;
  • Strong proficiency in English (written and verbal);
  • Intercultural sensitivity and the ability to integrate different perspectives in your teaching and collaborations;
  • Willingness to work towards obtaining University Teaching Qualification (UTQ).


  • Interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary background;
  • Experience with teaching and/or mentoring students (using a variety of teaching methods and tools);
  • Strong quantitative and/or research skills. 

Our organisation

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) offers academic education in the field of Public Administration, Safety and Security, and International Relations, as well as in-depth post-academic programmes for professionals. In addition, the Faculty is also home to Leiden University College.

Our institute

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a scientific institute that focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international field of security studies. ISGA operates from The Hague, centre of national and international governance and City of Peace, Justice and Security.

Terms and conditions

We offer a temporary fulltime (38 hours per week) appointment for one year. Salary range from € 2.836,- to € 4.474, - gross per month (pay scale 10), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

The intended starting date is 24 January 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to be physically present in the Netherlands for the starting date.  Because of the short timeframe Leiden University will unfortunately not be able to assist in the application of a work visa for candidates from outside the EU.
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development. 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. More at the website.

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


For further information please contact Celesta Kofman (e-mail: c.j.kofman@fgga.leidenuniv.nl)


Please submit online your application no later than 21 December 2021 via the blue button in our application system. Please ensure that you upload the following documents in PDF format quoting the vacancy number:

  • Your CV (exluding a picture, but including the names and contact details of two potential referees) and
  • Motivational document in which you answer 5 questions (see instructions below).

Instead of a regular motivational letter we ask the candidates to send a document in which they answer the following 5 questions (maximum of 150 words for each question):

  • Why are you applying for this position, and how does this position fit within your long-term career goals?
  • What experience do you have with teaching (this can include classroom teaching, but also tutoring, coaching etc.) and describe how this experience might help you as a tutor within the Bachelor Security Studies?
  • What kind of a team player are you? Please provide examples of the role(s) you played in past team work.
  • What professional or academic achievement are you most proud of? Please explain how this has impacted your personal development.
  • When it comes to education, what elements contribute to a good teaching environment?

The first interviews will most take place in the first half of January by means of a digital platform or, if the situation allows it, in person. Candidates will be asked to prepare a short 5 minute teaching segment on a topic of their choosing.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated

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