Assistant Professor (UD) in the field of Ecosystems and Sustainability

Assistant Professor (UD) in the field of Ecosystems and Sustainability

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28 Feb 28 Mar Den Haag

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Leiden University College (LUC) The Hague, part of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs is looking for an

Assistant Professor (UD) in the field of Ecosystems and Sustainability

LUC seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor to join the staff for...

Job description

Key responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate students in an international and interdisciplinary programme at both introductory and advanced levels;
  • Supervise bachelor research theses (Capstone);
  • Have an interest in linking with national, international, and non-governmental organizations within their respective field;
  • Carry out research, publish, and work towards obtaining external research grants with an interest in involving bachelor students;
  • Participate in and contribute to LUC's service tasks such as recruitment and admissions, academic advice and/or membership of various councils or boards;
  • Participate in and contribute to the social and academic activities of LUC;
  • Connect to other institutes within Leiden University as relevant to the BSc Earth, Energy and Sustainability major.


Leiden University


Selection criteria
  • A PhD degree in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Marine Sciences, Biogeography, Landscape Ecology, or Environmental Sciences relevant to the theme of current global challenges;
  • Demonstrated affinity with Liberal Arts & Sciences honors education at the university level;
  • Experience collaborating with colleagues skilled in other disciplines, within and beyond the natural sciences;
  • An ability and interest in teaching across subjects, such as first year mathematics and/or statistics as well as general sustainability courses;
  • A clear interest in innovative teaching methods and approaches, including student-oriented field excursions, experience teaching in an international setting, outstanding teaching skills (evidenced by formal evaluations), and a genuine interest in providing academic guidance to bachelor's students;
  • Very good research skills (evidenced by publications), an affinity for interdisciplinary work and a willingness to pursue external competitive grants;
  • Excellent social skills and ability to work constructively in an international/intercultural team; committed to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment, through research, teaching and/or service.

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions
The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamic team. Initially, the successful candidate will be appointed for one year. Depending upon funding and performance, the position can be extended to a permanent position. The salary will be in the usual range for an Assistant Professor; the level depends on previous experience, and normally ranges between € 3,974.- and € 5,439.- (scale 11 according to the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities), gross per month on the basis of a full-time appointment.

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. For more information, see the website.

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.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

Our organisation
The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs 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. For more information, see Governance and Global Affairs.
Leiden University College The Hague (LUC The Hague) was founded in 2010 as the international honours college of Leiden University in The Netherlands for a select group of excellent and highly motivated students from around the world. The LUC academic staff consists of highly ambitious and international scholars recruited from top institutes across the globe, who combine excellent teaching skills with conducting innovative multidisciplinary research. LUC has been consistently ranked as a 'Top Rated Programme' seal from the Dutch University Guide (Keuzegids Universiteiten).



LUC is a small-scale and student-centered excellence college and hence strong teaching experience is essential. Further, the ideal candidate will have an active research agenda that illustrates independent scholarship demonstrated in peer reviewed publications. The ideal candidate will actively contribute to a dynamic college culture of bachelor student research. Concretely this includes integrating students in active research projects, integrating research into all levels of the curriculum, and advising students on Capstone research projects (senior honours theses).

LUC is fully part of Leiden University and LUC staff is able to take full advantage of being part of this while also contributing actively to the energetic and stimulating atmosphere of our college community in The Hague. The location of Leiden University within the dynamic Randstad knowledge corridor provides opportunities for collaboration with expertise at several leading European universities, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. LUC also values close connections with societal and governance partners and stakeholders, in particular in the city of The Hague, but also outside of the city.


  • Assistant professor
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 13464



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