Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Politics and Policy
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- 13 december 2022
- 27 januari 2023 Vacature gesloten
The Institute of Political Science of Leiden University’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences invites applicants for the position of
Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Politics and Policy (1.0 FTE)
Vacancy number 22-836 13291
We are looking for an Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Politics and Policy, preferably with a specialization in the politics of bureaucracy and policy-making, implementation and evaluation. Candidates are expected to conduct research on how democratic societies – including the Netherlands – cope with the climate and energy crises and the transition to renewable energy sources, focusing in particular on the development, implementation and evaluation of renewable energy and sustainability policies.
Candidates are expected to teach introductory and advanced courses in environmental politics, energy politics, the politics of policy-making and policy implementation / evaluation, and research methods at the BSc and MSc level. Candidates are also expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate theses, apply for external research funding, contribute to the Institute’s research agenda, and participate in the intellectual and administrative life of the Institute.
- Applicants must hold a PhD in Political Science or a related discipline, preferably with a focus on environmental politics and sustainability, energy politics, or the politics of policy-making, implementation and evaluation.
- Applicants must have teaching experience (including big lectures) and good teaching evaluations, a promising research agenda and scholarly publications.
- Applicants must be able to teach in English; the ability to teach in Dutch is a major plus.
About the faculty
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences consists of five institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 1,025 employees. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences brings together high-quality research and outstanding teaching as well as in multidisciplinary approaches. Please, visit the faculty’s website for more information.
The Institute of Political Science has a strong research tradition in various areas of comparative, Dutch and international politics, as well as political theory. The Institute has around 85 academic staff, including Dutch and international scholars, and houses several editorships of international refereed journals and book series. Members of the institute are also involved in a number of the university’s multidisciplinary research centres (see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/political-science/research). The institute’s research programme is organized into seven thematic clusters:
- Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management
- Globalisation and the State
- Identity, Ethnicity and Political Community
- International Organisation and European Integration
- Legitimacy and Justice
- Politics in the Netherlands
- Representation, Public Opinion and Communication
The Institute is based in Leiden and in The Hague, where a large part of the teaching is done.
The Institute offers a range of programmes at the Bachelor's and Master's levels and also trains PhD students in political science. The BSc programmes include general Political Science (in Dutch & English, in Leiden), International Politics (in Dutch & English, in Leiden), and International Relations and Organisations (in English, in The Hague). The one-year MSc programme (taught mostly in English) includes five specialisations or tracks in Leiden and one in The Hague.
Terms and conditions
The position starts preferably in April / May 2023. The appointment will be made on a temporary contract of one-and-half years, with the prospect of a permanent appointment afterwards, depending upon performance in teaching, research and administration. The salary range is from € 3,974.- to € 5,439.- gross per month, depending on experience (pay scale 11 under 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. 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.
Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision 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 experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.
Further enquiries can be directed to prof. Arjen Boin, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit online your application no later than 23:59 CET on 27 January 2023 via the blue button of our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest, a CV (with a list of publications), a statement of teaching interests and experience including sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, a research statement covering their current and future research agenda, and a sample paper or article. Applicants should also include the names and contact details of two people who can be contacted directly to submit recommendation letters, commenting on the candidate’s professional qualifications and suitability for the position.
The selection procedure will take place in February / March 2023. Videoconferencing interviews for long-listed candidates will be followed by on-campus job talks and interviews for short-listed candidates. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.