Assistant Professor of Political Science (1.0 FTE)


Offered by:

Leiden University

Research / Academic


Building upon our institute’s historic strength in the area of Dutch politics, we are looking for candidates qualified to conduct research on Dutch politics and to teach introductory and advanced courses in Dutch politics at the national and local levels within our bachelors and masters programmes. The appointment may also include teaching general introductory courses in political science or advanced courses on other topics reflecting the candidate’s expertise. Candidates are also expected to supervise undergraduate and graduate theses, to acquire external research funding, to contribute to the Institute’s research agenda, and to participate in the intellectual and administrative life of the Institute. 


  • Applicants must hold (or be near to completing) a PhD in Political Science or a cognate discipline;
  • Applicants must have a promising research agenda and publications focused on Dutch politics, plus relevant teaching experience and good teaching evaluations;
  • Applicants must be able to teach in both Dutch and English;
  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, s/he must obtain this qualification within two years.

Salary Benefits:

The position starts as soon as possible: preferably in January 2019 and in any case no later than March 2019. The appointment will be made on a temporary contract of up to 3 years depending upon prior experience. A permanent appointment may be possible during or after the term of the initial contract, depending upon performance and the budgetary situation of the Institute. Salary range from €3,545 to €4,852 gross per month (pay 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. 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

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

Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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