Monday, December 19, 2005

Leiden University

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] The Department of Political Science of Leiden University invites applications for two five year positions as assistant professor/lecturer in political science with an emphasis on international politics. One of the two positions is devoted exclusively to security studies, the other is more broadly defined but the department would welcome expertise with respect to the relation between domestic and international politics. The department consists of about 20 faculty members and has consistently received high ratings in peer reviews of both its teaching and research programs. The department offers a Dutch-language BA program and English-language MA programs in Political Science, in Political Science Research, and in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Leiden and The Hague campuses, attracting a total of about 200 new students annually. The PhD program is offered jointly with other Dutch political science departments in the inter-university research school NIG. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses in the subfields mentioned, in all these programs. In addition to proficiency in English, fluency in Dutch is an asset, but not a condition: candidates who do not speak or understand Dutch yet are expected to be able to lecture in Dutch within two years. The teaching load is normally a total of four courses per academic year, in addition to thesis supervision, etc. The focus of the department`s research program is on political institutions (broadly defined), their design, workings, and implications, and candidates are expected to work within that program. Applicants must hold a PhD in political science, have a publication record that includes publications in international refereed journals, meet the requirements of the inter-university research school NIG, and have good teaching capabilities. Sound knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative methods is strongly valued. Further information is available from Rudy B. Andeweg, Chair, Department of Political Science, Leiden University, PO Box 9555, NL-2300 RB, Leiden, The Netherlands ( Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a sample publication, evidence of teaching experience and ability, and three letters of reference. Applications must be received by January 31.