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PhD Candidate Governance of Crisis (part-time 0.5 fte)

Wetenschappelijke functies, PhD-posities
Omvang (fte)
Den Haag
Geplaatst op
14 maart 2023
26 maart 2023 Nog 4 dagen om te solliciteren

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The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is looking for a PhD candidate to join our international research team on ‘Governance of Crisis’.

Project Description
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University seeks to appoint a part-time PhD candidate to carry out research activities on Crisis Management from an organizational and political perspective, with particular emphasis on comparative research regarding the emergency response and community resilience to recurrent, climate-change induced crises and emergencies (the topic of the PhD research proposal to be implemented). The project starts with a detailed analysis of cases in the Netherlands as a country of reference, comparing crisis response in multiple settings.

The PhD candidate will be supervised by Prof.dr. Sanneke Kuipers (Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Dr. Jeroen Wolbers (ISGA) and Dr. Menno van Duin (Netherlands Institute of Public Safety). The candidate will perform the research at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct research in the field of Crisis Management, with a particular emphasis on the response and community resilience to recurrent, climate-change induced crises and emergencies;
  • Obtain a PhD by publishing a monograph or four articles in leading journals on security and global affairs within a four-, maximum six-year timeframe;
  • Present their work to both academic and professional audiences;
  • Contribute when applicable to the Dutch or international public debate on crisis management and emergency response;
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a highly independent, organized and result-oriented fashion;
  • Demonstrate good time-management skills;
  • Build an (inter)national network that spans both academics and policymakers/practitioners working on topics related to crisis research;
  • Actively participate in discussions at the Institute and the research group Crisis Governance on research and innovation;
  • Follow PhD courses based on an individual training and supervision plan.

Selection Criteria

  • Research Master’s degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Organization Studies, Policy Studies, Public Health Policy and Management or another field with direct relevance for the interdisciplinary research carried out within the field of crisis management;
  • Demonstrable ability and enthusiasm for research at the intersection of conceptual and policy-oriented research (e.g. high grade for Master’s thesis, publications and evidence of policy-oriented research) in the field of crisesand crisis management;
  • An extensive network in, and/or good demonstrable knowledge of the Dutch crisis and emergency management landscape;
  • Excellent writing skills, as evidenced in (published) papers, blogs, or academic output;
  • Excellent command of English and Dutch.

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 scientific field of security studies. ISGA analyses and studies issues in a coherent way from their local transnational and global impact.

Researchers at our institute are engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching within the international scientific field of security studies. The approach to issues of security is glocal, that is to say that the local, national, transnational and global impact are studied and analysed in conjunction with each other.

ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, center of national governance and International City of Peace, Justice and Security.
See https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/institute-of-security-and-global-affairs

Specialization track Crisis Governance in the master programme CSM
The PhD candidate will support education activities within the Master Crisis and Security management, specialization track Crisis Governance (https://studiegids.universiteitleiden.nl/studies/8407/crisis-and-security-management#tab-5).

Terms and conditions
The appointment as a PhD candidate will be for a period of six years (initially for a period of one year with an extension of five years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development) leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. The appointment will be under the terms of the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) of Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary is set on € 2.541,- in the first year, increasing to € 3.247,- gross per month in the final year.

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.For more information: Job application procedure and employment conditions.

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 experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Enquiries can be made to prof.dr. Sanneke Kuipers (s.l.kuipers@fgga.leidenuniv.nl)

Please submit online your applicationno later than March 26, 2023 via the blue button inour application system. The position is envisaged to commence in April, 2023.

Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format, quoting the vacancy number:

  • Motivation letter;

  • Grade list from previous education programmes followed and completed;

  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications;

  • The names and contact details of three potential referees (no actual recommendation letters required at this stage).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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