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The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University seeks to appoint a full-time PhD candidate in the field of Security and Global Affairs with a particular emphasis on topics at the intersection of ‘European approaches to global security governance’ and ‘war studies and global affairs’. The PhD candidate has to carry out research (70%) and teaching (30%) activities at the thematic intersection of security and global affairs. Particular emphasis should be placed on a proposed PhD topic that focuses on research in the broad thematic areas of “European approaches to global security governance” and “the changing nature of warfare/ technology and warfare”. PhD topics proposed by the candidate should thus focus, for example, on the impact that the changing regional and global security environment has on organisations (European Union, NATO, OSCE) and core European member states and on different tools and policies for countering traditional and emerging security threats. Projects may examine the role of bilateral or multilateral responses and policy initiatives in the fields of, inter alia, hybrid warfare, technology and warfare, strategic communications and hybrid warfare peacebuilding and peacekeeping, conflict prevention and conflict resolution, protection of civilians, integrated approach to conflict, inter-organizational approaches to European security governance (e.g. EU-NATO, EU-UN or EU-OSCE cooperation).
The PhD candidate will be supervised by Professor Joachim Koops in cooperation with Dr Ernst Dijxhoorn, assistant professor and coordinator of the minor in Global Affairs, and Professor Frans Osinga. In addition to research activities, the PhD candidate will contribute to education activities in the minor of Global Affairs under the coordination of Dr Dijxhoorn.
The appointment is initially for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development, leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. The start date is 1 August 2020. Salary range from €2.325,- to €2.972,- gross per month based on a full-time position (pay scale P 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 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. More at Job application procedure and employment conditions.
Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.
The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) offers academic education in the field of public administration, safety and security, and international relations, as well as in-depth post-academic programmes for professionals. In addition, the faculty is also home to Leiden University College.
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a scientific institute that focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international field of security studies. ISGA operates from The Hague, centre of national and international governance and city of peace, justice and security.