Universiteit Leiden

nl en


Assistant Professor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

23-022 13348
Wetenschappelijke functies
Omvang (fte)
Geplaatst op
17 januari 2023
12 februari 2023 Nog 11 dagen om te solliciteren

Solliciteer direct

The institute Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for an

Assistant Professor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology mixed methods (0.8 FTE)  
Vacancy number 23-022 13348

Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS) at Leiden University studies the everyday practices of individuals, groups, and communities worldwide in relation to complex global challenges. Our CADS research program Global Vulnerabilities and Social Resilience focuses on three areas of research: Sustainability, Diversity, and Digitalization. At CADS we promote a multimodal methodological approach consisting of a unique mix of qualitative, quantitative, digital, and visual methods grounded in ethnographic fieldwork. We do this research along both disciplinary and interdisciplinary lines, together with our academic and societal partners. The CADS teaching program is home to a vibrant student community consisting of as many as 25 nationalities. Diversity is key to who we are and what we do; in creating an inclusive learning environment where a diversity of experiences and perspectives is fully supported, in our own research and in appointing research and teaching staff.

Within our bachelor our students can choose one of two specializations, one paying extra attention to issues of sustainability and citizenship, the other paying more attention to the social and cultural aspects of processes of digitalization and (audiovisual) mediation.

We intend to strengthen our research on Diversity and teaching capacity in both of our bachelor specializations, especially in the fields of multimodal, qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Key responsibilities

  • You will teach courses at Bachelor and Masters level, in the field of Diversity, multimodal methods and academic skills
  • You are especially expected to teach bachelor courses on statistics and/or multivariate analysis
  • You are required to supervise B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses
  • You will contribute to the development of our international bachelor specializations
  • You will contribute to our output within the scope of the CADS research program, with particular research in the field of Diversity and creative multimodal methods
  • You may supervise junior research (for example Ph.D. candidates) within the scope of our research program
  • You will acquire external funds for research within the scope of the CADS research program, particularly in the fields of diversity, multimodal and mixed methods


  • You hold a PhD in Anthropology or Sociology
  • A thorough knowledge of the role of statics in social scientific research and an ability to work with and teach quantitative research techniques with an interpretative approach
  • You bring expertise with creative multimodal methods such as (but not restricted to) the use of drawing, infographics, data visualizations, critical design practices, computational analysis, desktop documentary, locative mediation, etc.
  • You have a promising publication record, notably international peer-reviewed publications and/or (forthcoming) monographs, films or other multimodal formats
  • You have experience of acquiring external research funds, and be willing and able to attract international and national research grants (such as the Netherlands Research Council (NWO) VENI and VIDI funding schemes or the European Research Council Starting Grant scheme)
  • You are an innovative and inspiring teacher who knows how to engage a diverse community of graduate and undergraduate students with an inclusive approach to teaching
  • You are inventive, communicative and know how to collaborate with students and colleagues from a diversity of backgrounds, and have networking skills that enable you to tap in and reach out to a network of diverse social partners
  • You are willing and able to meet the requirements for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if they do not already possess a Dutch University Teaching Qualification
  • Candidates are fluent in both the Dutch and English language

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. 

Terms and conditions

We offer a temporary position for one year starting 1 June 2023. A permanent appointment may be possible after the temporary term depending on good performance and available budget. Conditions of good performance, consistent with the selection criteria, are set at the beginning of the contract. The gross salary depends on qualifications and experience and ranges between € 3974,- and € 5.439- per month for a full time appointment (salary 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. 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.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification. If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

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.

Enquiries can be made to prof.dr. Bart Barendregt, mail barendregt@fsw.leidenuniv.nl 

Please submit online your application no later than February 12, 2023 via the blue button in our application system. The selection procedure will take place at the beginning of march. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview and job talk with presentation for the CADS team. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

Applications should include:

  • a one-page statement of interest indicating the names of your two referees (referees will be contacted once candidates are shortlisted)
  • a CV with list of your publications
  • a one-page research statement covering your current and future research
  • two articles or papers, plus other possible formats you have been working on
  • a one-page diversity statement in which you briefly explain, based on your own experiences, how you aim for an inclusive teaching environment which benefits the performance of all students. You are encouraged to include sample syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated

Solliciteer direct

Deze website maakt gebruik van cookies.  Meer informatie.