Specificaties - (uitleg)
|Functietypes||Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers, Managerial positions|
|Wetenschappelijke discipline||Behaviour and Society, Language and Culture|
|Uren||38,0 uren per week|
|Salaris||€ 5859 - € 7659|
|About employer||Leiden University|
The African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) is a world leading institute of Leiden University that undertakes research and is involved in teaching about Africa and aims to promote a better understanding of and insight into historical, current and future developments in Africa. The African Studies Centre Leiden has three departments:
- The research & teaching department;
- The library;
- The professional support department.
The director is responsible for all three departments and holds a fulltime position, with a high priority given to the managerial responsibilities.
- Able to propagate a clear vision on African Studies and its future, and on the role the ASCL can play in assuring the prominence of this field of studies in national and international circles. The new director will be expected to formulate an innovative and inspiring research agenda and will be committed to promoting African Studies in various fora, extending beyond academia as well;
- Proven ability to communicate with diplomats at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and capable of sustaining existing fruitful relationships with that Ministry, at the same time critically engaging in current debates;
- Capable of fostering an atmosphere of enthusiasm and shared responsibility;
- Proven commitment to communicating with African colleagues, including the ability to speak English and French;
- A professor, or proven professorial capacities, a PhD in the humanities or one of the social sciences, with international acclaim as a scholar in African Studies. This should be evident from ample publications and citations, and a demonstrable interest in ‘area studies’ as a broad and multidisciplinary academic field;
- Experienced in leading research programmes and committed to inspiring both senior and junior researchers;
- Proven ability to supervise PhD and advanced MA-students in African Studies;
- Experienced in management, as well as in formulating internal policies. The director will be responsible for the structure of the ASCL and its position within the broader University structure, including the process of cooperation between the library and the University Library Leiden, while maintaining the special position of the ASCL library in African Studies worldwide;
- Able to develop a long-term vision for the ASCL supported by a financial strategy. Therefore, solid financial insight and expertise is a requirement;
- Successful in fundraising and encouraging staff in acquiring external funding;
- Administrative expertise; capable of transparent and communicative internal management of the ASCL (guided by the ASCL Board, and facilitated by the ASCL’s Executive Board and its Support Staff);
- A problem-solver and a team player with an open and collegial management style;
- An excellent networker capable of maintaining and establishing strategic (academic, policy, business, NGOs) networks and contacts in the Netherlands (with the Scientific Advisory Council of the ASCL and with the NVAS), Europe (through a position in the Board of AEGIS, the European Association of African Studies Centres), Africa and elsewhere
- Proven experience in valorisation and communication with a non-academic audience;
- If the successful applicant is not Dutch-speaking, s/he is expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years from taking up duty, for administrative and social purposes.
The appointment will initially be for a period of two years and will be converted into a permanent position in case of satisfactory performance. The appointment date is May 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The gross monthly salary will be between € 5,859.- and € 7,659.- commensurate with qualifications and experience. These amounts (scale 16) are based on a fulltime appointment and are in conformity with current salary scales under the collective employment agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities.
An appointment at Leiden University includes pension build-up and other benefits, including an annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More information about the terms of employment can be found at: staff.leiden.edu.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.
Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia.
The ASCL is an institute of Leiden University that undertakes research and is involved in teaching about Africa and aims to promote a better understanding of and insight into historical, current and future developments in Africa. Its main objectives are:
1. To promote and undertake scientific research on Africa;
2. To function as a national centre in the field of African studies and to contribute to education and teaching in these studies;
3. To promote the dissemination of knowledge and an understanding of African societies in the wider public sphere.
For more information see: https://www.ascleiden.nl.
For more information, please contact, prof.dr. H.W. van den Doel, Chair Board of Governors ASCL e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.