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Tutor for the Bachelor Security Studies

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Den Haag
Geplaatst op
3 mei 2022
25 mei 2022 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

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 Lab courses 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.
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 Science/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/or 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);
•    Available full-time.
•    Interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary background;
•    Experience with teaching and/or mentoring students (using a variety of teaching methods and tools);
•    Strong quantitative and/or qualitative research skills;
•    Experience with and/or enthusiasm for digital innovation in higher education;
•    Expertise or interest in economics, safety science and/or cyber security.

Our organization
Science for and about society is the domain of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). FGGA provides high-quality interdisciplinary education and research on social and governance issues such as terrorism, organisation of public administration, climate change and economic crises.
Contemporary issues are approached from an administrative, political, economic, legal and sociological perspective. This interdisciplinary approach gives the faculty's education and research a cross-border character.
The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is one of the seven faculties of Leiden University and is based in The Hague.
The FGGA is a young, enterprising and innovative organisation that is growing rapidly. The faculty has three scientific institutes, two centres, 3500 students and 330 staff members.
For more information about the faculty click here.

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. For more information about ISGA, please visit our website.

Terms and conditions
We offer a fulltime (38 hours per week) appointment for one year. Depending upon funding and performance, the position can be extended to a permanent position. Salary range from € 2.846,- to € 4.490, - gross per month (pay scale 10), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
The start date for the position is 22 August 2022. The successful candidates will be expected to be physically present in the Netherlands for the starting date of the contract. The first two weeks of employment will be entirely dedicated to training. Teaching (in-person or hybrid) will take place on our campus in the Hague and the hired candidates will be expected to be physically present on campus for at least 3 days a week.  
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 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, they must be willing to obtain this qualification within two years.

Diversity and inclusion are core values 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 experience and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

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

Please submit your application no later than 24 May 2022 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 (excluding a picture, but including the names and contact details of two potential references); 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 teaching 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 program?
•    What kind of a team player are you? Please provide examples of the role(s) you played in past team work, challenges you might have experienced and successes you achieved.
•    What 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 take place in the first half of June. 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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