Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies

Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies

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20 Jun 1 Jul Leiden

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Leiden University, the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), is, due to teaching replacement, looking for a Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies

Job description

The lecturer will be expected to teach and conduct thesis supervision at the BA or MA levels in Middle Eastern Studies and International Studies programmes.

Undergraduate courses include:

  • Economics: Middle East (International Studies);
  • Economies of the Middle East (Middle East Studies);
  • Thesis Seminar (International Studies);
  • Seminar: Emerging Economies (International Studies).

Graduate courses include:

  • The Middle East in the International Political Economy (MA and Research MA);
  • Theories and Methods of Middle East and Islamic Studies (Middle East Studies);
  • Global Political Economy (PhD and Research MA seminar).


Leiden University


  • We are interested in applications by scholars of Political Economy, Modern Middle East and International Political Economy, with demonstrated teaching and advising experience;
  • The ideal candidate has:
    • An in-depth understanding of the Modern Middle East;
    • Knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language (preferably Arabic);
    • A PhD in one of the following fields: Political Science, International Relations or Global Governance, International Political Economy, Development Studies.

Conditions of employment

We offer a fixed-term position (0,6 fte) from August 2019 through January 2022. Salary range from €3,637.- to €4,978.- gross per month (pay scale 11), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on fulltime employment. Depending on qualifications, the lecturer may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until s/he fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience.

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 https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.


Universiteit Leiden

Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.



Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden and in The Hague. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities.

Leiden Institute for Area Studies www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/  is comprised of a School of Asian Studies and a School of Middle-Eastern Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. Current staff  in LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture Studies.



  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Behaviour and Society
  • 20—26 hours per week
  • €3637—€4978 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 19-296



Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD, Leiden

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