Assistant Professor Sustainability

Assistant Professor Sustainability

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17 Jan 12 Feb Leiden

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At the department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS) at Leiden University we promote a multimodal methodological approach consisting of a unique mix of qualitative, quantitative, digital and visual methods grounded in ethnographi...

Job description

Key responsibilities
  • You will teach courses at Bachelor and Masters level, in the field of sustainability, diversity and preferably multimodal methods
  • You are required to supervise B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses
  • You will contribute to the new interdisciplinary bachelor programme Science for Sustainable Societies
  • You will contribute to our output within the scope of the CADS research program, with particular research in the field of Sustainability
  • You may supervise junior research (for example Ph.D. candidates) within the scope of our research program
  • You will acquire external funds for research within the scope of the CADS research program, particularly the theme of Sustainability


Leiden University


  • You hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology and have in-depth knowledge and experience in studying sustainability issues, preferably in interaction with diversity and/or inequality aspects
  • You have experience with working in an interdisciplinary team
  • You bring expertise with creative multimodal methods preferably film and documentary making
  • You have a promising publication record, notably international peer-reviewed publications and/or (forthcoming) monographs, films or other multimodal formats
  • You have experience in acquiring external research funds, and be willing and able to apply for international and national research grants (such as the Netherlands Research Council (NWO) VENI and VIDI funding schemes or the European Research Council Starting Grant scheme)
  • You are an innovative and inspiring teacher who knows how to engage a diverse community of graduate and undergraduate students with an inclusive approach to teaching
  • You are willing and able to meet the requirements for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if you do not already possess a Dutch University Teaching Qualification
  • Applicants not speaking Dutch are willing and able to master a relevant level of linguistic competence (NT2) within a period of two years

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions

We offer a temporary position for one year starting 1 June 2023. A permanent appointment may be possible after the temporary term depending on good performance and available budget. Conditions of good performance, consistent with the selection criteria, are set at the beginning of the contract. The gross salary depends on qualifications and experience and ranges between € 3974,- and € 5.439- per month for a full time appointment (salaryscale 11 according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the 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

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.


Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences consists of five institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The faculty has approximately 7,000 students and 1,025 employees. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences brings together high-quality research and outstanding teaching as well as in multidisciplinary approaches. Please, visit the faculty's website for more information.


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 13349



Rapenburg 70, 2311EZ, Leiden

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