Assistant Professor with a Specialization in Digital Resilience

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor with a Specialization in Digital Resilience.

Social Resilience and Security is an interdisciplinary, interfaculty collaboration, bringing together key expertise on transgressive behaviors across social research disciplines and key societal stakeholders. We team up with researchers from governance, developmental psychology, child studies, clinical psychology, criminal law, archeology, and humanities. One pillar of the project focuses on resilience; this project specifically seeks to study resilience in youth from public health, criminology, and psychological perspectives, using a range of methodologies.

The position involves substantial research assessing digital risk and resilience in youth. The Assistant Professor will take the lead on many aspects of the project. That includes but is not limited to: planning the research, leading the ethics and data reviews, gathering data, independently conducting the analyses, publishing findings, co-authoring scientific output with the other team members, as well as organizing and participating in conferences.

Duration: 3.5 years


The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop and teach courses in risk and resilience, with a specific focus on digital resilience, at both Masters’s and Bachelor’s levels in various programs of the Institute;
  • Conduct independent research and support the further and ongoing development and implementation of the research strategy of the Institute;
  • Participate in professional-learning courses to maximize the societal impact of academic research and ensure its relevance beyond the academy;
  • Continue to build an (inter)national network that spans both academics and policymakers and practitioners working on topics related to digital risk and resilience in youth;
  • Engage in the public debate on digital resilience;
  • Actively contribute to administrative service and the renewal and ongoing improvement of educational practices at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels;
  • Supervision of thesis and capstone projects, contribute to the tutorial system of student mentoring and advising;
  • Acquire and manage research funding and/or training projects from third-party sources, such as the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) or the European Union;
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The Assistant Professor position with Specialization in Digital Resilience offers:

  • Salary range from € 3.974, – to € 5.439,- gross per month;
  • 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. 

Job Requirements

As Assistant professors with a Specialization in Digital Resilience, applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • PhD degree in the social sciences; 
  • Demonstrable research in the field of resilience and/or (the societal aspects of) digital technologies;
  • Demonstrable excellence in research-led teaching, in English-taught courses;
  • Excellent command of English (both in written and oral form);
  • Strong quantitative skills;
  • Demonstrable commitment to a close-knit, interdisciplinary academic community;
  • Experience in participating in interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research; 
  • Excellent network in the world of academics and professionals in the field of resilience, with special emphasis on digital resilience; domestically and internationally,
  • Demonstrable commitment to the public and political debate;
  • Experience in government-commissioned research projects.

Application Process

Interested applicants as Assistant Professors with a Specialization in Digital Resilience, should ensure they attach the following documents in their applications:

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Letter of Motivation,
  • The names of two references who can be contacted for shortlisted candidates.

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2022.

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