The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor. This position is situated within Leiden University's Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), part of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) and based in The Hague.
You will be part of a thriving research and teaching community, that is expanding partially with projects initiated in the national 2022 Social Science Sector Programme.
The Social Sciences, Humanities, Law and Economics Sciences will implement a cross-sectoral plan with a thematic focus on prosperity, participation and citizenship in a digital world. In this domain, the universities want to contribute optimally to answers to fundamental questions and challenges for society.
This position forms a bridge between two of Leiden University's Interdisciplinary Research Programmes: Social Resilience and Security
, collectively aiming to contribute to the creation of a Leiden University Resilience Hub.Social Resilience and Security
is an interdisciplinary, interfaculty collaboration, bringing together key expertise on transgressive behaviours 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 psychology perspectives, using a range of methodologies.SAILS
, Society, Artificial Intelligence and Life Sciences, is a university-wide initiative aiming to facilitate collaboration across disciplines on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Jointly, experts from among others computer science, public administration and law engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching on AI and algorithms. One area of particular interest is algorithmic decision-making, and more specifically the impact this may have on citizens, consumers and society at large.
The Assistant Professor Digital Resilience will be a key member of both teams. 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.
The department is located in The Hague. The candidate must live in (or relocate to) The Netherlands for the duration of the contract.Key responsibilities
The Institute seeks to expand its academic staff by appointment of an Assistant Professor with teaching and research expertise in digital technologies and/or resilience. 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 and Bachelor 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 level;
- 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;