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University Lecturer in Russian and Eurasian Studies

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Omvang (fte)
Geplaatst op
29 maart 2022
8 mei 2022 Vacature gesloten

The Leiden University Institute for History invites applications for a

University Lecturer in Russian and Eurasian Studies (fte 1.0)

Starting date 1 August 2022

The lecturer will hold a position within the Institute for History and teach courses as needed in the BA Russian Studies, the MA Russian and Eurasian Studies, the BA International Studies and the MA International Relations. Within these programmes the lecturer will be primarily responsible for courses on Russian and Eurasian economics, politics, and international relations. 

Key responsibilities
•    Teaching in the BA Russian Studies, the MA Russian and Eurasian Studies, the BA International Studies and the MA International Relations MA International Relations on Russian and Eurasian economics, politics, and international relations.
•    Supervision of BA and MA, and if applicable co-supervision of PhD theses.
•    Research and publishing through appropriate academic channels.
•    Contributing to curriculum development and programme management.
•    Acquisition of project funding at the national, European and international level.
•    Participating in the research programme History and International Studies of the Institute for History.
•    Communicating research results beyond academia.
Selection criteria
•    A PhD degree in Russian Studies, Political Science, International Relations or another relevant discipline.
•    Demonstrable active and passive knowledge of the Russian language
•    Demonstrable knowledge of Russian and Eurasian economics, politics, and international relations.
•    A record of peer reviewed academic publications in Russian and Eurasian studies.
•    A strong academic teaching record at the university level.
•    Well-developed plans for ongoing and future research.
•    Academic administrative / management experience.
•    An excellent command of English and (preferably also) Dutch. If the successful applicant is not fluent in Dutch, s/he will be expected to learn Dutch within a period of two years (Dutch language learning is funded by the Institute for History).
Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the lecturer is required to obtain a nationally standardized teaching skills certification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs, or BKO). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, she/he must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.
About our faculty, institute and programmes

Since its founding in 1575, Leiden University has acquired an international reputation for excellent teaching and research.  With its staff of 800, the Faculty of Humanities provides 25 Bachelors and 28 Masters programmes for over 7.200 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in The Hague.

For more information on Russian and Eurasian Studies at Leiden University (https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/bachelor/russische-studies), on the BA International Studies (International Studies (BA) - Leiden University (https://www.universiteitleiden.nl), and on the MA International Relations (International Relations (MA) - Leiden University (universiteitleiden.nl)

Terms and conditions
The appointment (fte 1.0) is in temporary employment for 18 months (August 1, 2022 to January 31, 2024), with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation. The salary is in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch Universities (CAO) and depending on qualifications and experience. The gross monthly salary is € 2846 (scale 10) to € 5943 (scale 12) for a full working week. Leiden University also offers an annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%.

Depending on qualifications, as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly regarding teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience, the appointee may either start at the appropriate step in scale 10, 11 or 12. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

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

For further information please contact Prof André W.M. Gerrits (a.w.m.gerrits@hum.leidenuniv.nl), with cc to Prof. Egbert Fortuin (e.fortuin@hum.leidenuniv.nl).

Applications should be in English and should be submitted via the blue button in our application system. Please quote the vacancy number in your application. All requested documents should be sent in one PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME/Russian Studies:
•    Letter of motivation.
•    Curriculum Vitae including education, employment history, publications, courses taught, administrative experience, and languages and proficiency levels.
•    Three course evaluations.
•    Short description of an MA elective course in Russian and Eurasian Studies (no more than 1,000 words).
•    A brief statement on research plans for the coming years (no more than 1,000 words).
•    A copy of one key publication.
•    Names, positions, and email addresses of two referees (no reference letters).
The deadline for applications is 8 May 2022. Interviews and mock lectures (online or on campus) will be held in week 20, 2022.

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