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The Institute, which consists of about 45 national and international faculty members, has an established international reputation, having consistently received high ratings in peer reviews of both its teaching and research programmes. The Institute offers a Dutch-language BA programme in Political Science, and English-language Masters’ programmes in Political Science, in Political Science Research, and in International Relations and Diplomacy.
The focus of the Institute’s research programme is on political institutions broadly defined, their design, functioning, and implications. Candidates are expected to work within this programme and to assist in the teaching of two courses a year on average.
Candidates for the position are expected to have:
A MA, MPhil or MSc degree in political science, or in an adjacent area with a demonstrable interest in political science;
Excellent study results;
A good and demonstrable command of English.
If accepted, the candidate will be appointed as PhD candidate/promovendus. The candidate will initially be appointed for a probationary period of one year. In case of a positive evaluation after this year the contract will be prolonged, with an additional two years for candidates with a research master degree and an additional three years for candidates without research master or equivalent degree.
The gross monthly salary in the first year is set at € 2,083 or € 2,427 – depending on prior degree qualifications – and increases up to € 2,664 in the final year. An appointment with Leiden University includes a pension build-up and facilitates other benefits such as an annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%. No tuition fees are required.
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.
Further information is available from Prof. dr. M.O. Hosli, Chair of the Selection Committee Institute of Political Science (firstname.lastname@example.org) or from our website www.socialsciences.leidenuniv.nl/politicalscience/.
Applications (in English) should include:
A letter of interest expressing your motivation for the position;
Copies of the academic transcripts of the highest degree obtained (or to be awarded this year);
Research proposal (max. 2,000 words), addressing the research question, methodology, theoretical framework or research tradition, and academic relevance of the subject;
Abstract of the proposal (max. 100 words);
Two letters of recommendation.
When preparing their application, candidates are invited to take into consideration the research profile of the Institute and to indicate possible supervisor(s) for their research project.
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Applications can be sent to email@example.com and must be received by 17 March 2014.
We will send an acknowledgement email confirming receipt of your application within three working days. If you do not receive a confirmation within three days please phone us directly at +31 71-5273427