Full professor in International Studies / Politics

The Leiden University Institute for History (LUIH) is looking to appoint a full professor in International Studies with a focus on international politics to support and expand the current lines of research, and to develop new approaches in, research and education. 

The new professor will provide leadership in the field of International Studies/International Relations/International History. They will play a pivotal role in the teaching, research, and management of the International Studies BA program and the International Relations MA program. The new chair will contribute a contemporary political perspective on international affairs, combining an emphasis on global questions with local insights and interpretations.

Candidates with more general contemporary history, political science, and international affairs expertise with a link to global and transnational discussions are eligible. Specific area expertise is welcomed: no specific regions are singled out or excluded for this vacancy. The new professor’s research meets the highest academic standards and will make a valuable contribution to the research profile of the LUIH.

The professor has a demonstrated ability to connect and coach group members. They are capable of taking on administrative duties, both in the teaching program and at Institute and Faculty levels. They act as a generous and selfless manager of the different programs, show a capability for self-reflection, and serve the group’s interests within and outside the field.

Duration: 18 months


  • The successful candidate will specifically:
  • Prepare and teach courses in the fields of International Studies (BA), International Relations (MA);
  • Engage in all forms of instruction in these programs, including supervising internships and BA, and MA theses;
  • Play an active role in recruiting BA and MA students, and in the development and implementation of the curriculum and educational innovations;
  • Attract and supervise PhD candidates and junior researchers;
  • Participate in the academic community of the Institute for History, the Faculty of Humanities, and the University;
  • Act as an ambassador of the field of International Studies/Relations/History, both locally and internationally;
  • Perform administrative and management tasks within LUIH, the Faculty of Humanities, and Leiden University.
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The Full professor in International Studies / Politics offers:

  • The gross monthly salary is € 6099 to € 8881 (scale H2) for a full working week,
  • 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

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Conduct independent research on topics related to interpersonal violence.
  • Generate high-quality output in academic and non-academic outlets, focusing on international, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Work within an interdisciplinary team of colleagues as a project lead, coordinator, and collaborator.
  • Support the ongoing development and implementation of the research strategy of the Institute.
  • Tutor students by providing mentoring and advice.
  • Actively contribute to the renewal and ongoing improvement of educational practices at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
  • Support the ongoing development and implementation of the research strategy of the Institute.
  • Take on administrative and coordination tasks within the Institute.
  • Participate in professional-learning courses.

Application Process

Applicants are to submit the following documents to apply for the Full professor in International Studies / Politics

  • A letter of motivation.
  • A CV including education and employment history, publications, language skills, invited talks and presentations, and courses taught.
  • Two key published articles or book chapters (PDF).
  • Names, positions, and contact details of three referees (letters are not requested at this stage).
  • A research strategy indicating how personal research themes enhance the profile of the HIS section and outlining possible grant applications.
  • A syllabus for an MA or advanced BA research seminar.
  • Two recent course evaluations.

 To apply, click here.

Deadline: January 29, 2023

For more information, visit the official site.

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