University Lecturer in European Union Studies, MA International Relations

University Lecturer in European Union Studies, MA International Relations

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2 May 12 Jun Leiden

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The Leiden University Institute for History invites applications for a

University Lecturer in European Union Studies, MA International Relations (fte 1.0)

Vacancy number: 13653

Starting date: August 1, 2023

Job description

The lecturer will hold a position within the Institute for History, and participate in the research programme History and International Studies, 1900-present. We are looking to appoint a versatile lecturer who will feel at home in the multi- and inter-disciplinary environment of European Union Studies and can offer courses in multiple programmes, including MA International Relations (specialisation European Union Studies), MA European Politics and Society, European Union Studies Minor and Pre-Master programmes, as well as in the BA International Studies. As a lecturer you will be primarily responsible for research and teaching on European Union law and institutions from a socio-legal or historical perspective. We especially encourage applications from candidates with legal or socio-legal expertise. Candidates with a research and/or teaching focus on digitalisation, environmental or migration policy will be particularly well-received.

Key responsibilities
The successful applicant will be expected to:
  • Teach in the MA International Relations (specialisation European Union Studies), European Union Studies Minor and Pre-Master programmes, and BA International Studies.
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision on the Europaeum's MA European Politics and Society.
  • Be comfortable with teaching in a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary environment, and be able to cover a broad range of courses, including courses on law and institutions of the European Union, European regulatory architecture, and research methods;.
  • Supervise BA and MA theses, and if applicable co-supervise PhD theses.
  • Research and publish through appropriate academic channels.
  • Contribute to curriculum development and programme management.
  • Acquire project funding at the national, European and international levels.
  • Participate in the research programme History and International Studies of the Institute for History.
  • Play an active role within the community of European studies scholars across the faculties of Leiden University;
  • Communicate research results beyond academia.
  • Perform administrative duties commensurate with career stage.


Leiden University


Selection Criteria
To be eligible to apply, the candidate should:
  • Hold a PhD in History, International Relations/European Studies, European Law, Politics, Sociology, or another cognate discipline.
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of European legal and institutional developments.
  • Have a record of peer reviewed academic publications in relevant fields, commensurate with career stage.
  • Have well-developed plans for ongoing and future teaching and research.
  • Have a strong academic teaching record at the university level.
  • Have an interest in working in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary environments and capacity for teamwork and collegiality.
  • Have academic administrative / management experience.
  • Have an excellent command of English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset; if the candidate does not speak Dutch, they are required to learn it within a period of two years (Dutch language learning is funded by the Institute for History). All courses within the MA International Relations/European Union Studies/European Politics and Society, EUS Minor and Pre-Master, and BA International Studies are currently taught in English, however Dutch is the language of instruction in most other programmes of the Institute for History, and the main language of university administration.
Upon appointment, you are required to obtain a nationally standardised teaching skills certification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO)). If you do not already possess this qualification, you must be willing to obtain this qualification within two years.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of Employment
The appointment (fte 1.0) is initially for 18 months (August 1, 2023 to January 31, 2025), with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation. The salary is in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch Universities (CAO). Depending on qualifications and experience, the gross monthly salary for this position may range between € 3557 (scale 10-4) to € 6181 (scale 12) for full-time work.
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 Leiden University has a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at

Diversity and Inclusion
Leiden University's Institute for History embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalised backgrounds to apply.


Universiteit Leiden

About our Faculty, Institute and Programmes
Since its founding in 1575, Leiden University has acquired an international reputation for excellent teaching and research. With its 800+ staff, the Faculty of Humanities provides 26 Bachelors and 27 Masters programmes for over 7,200 students based at locations in Leiden's historic city centre and in The Hague.
For more information on the Institute for History (, on European Union Studies,, on the MA International Relations (, and on the BA International Studies (


  • Lecturer
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  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 13653



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