Gepubliceerd op 30-01-2017

Vacature: Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies (Deadline 1 March)

Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies (0.7 fte) 

Key responsibilities
The lecturer will be expected to teach and conduct thesis supervision at the BA or MA levels. Courses will likely include “Developments in the Modern Middle East”, “Politics, Ideologies and Societies in the Middle East” and “History of the Middle East (1500 – present)”.

Selection criteria

  • We are interested in applications by scholars of politics, culture, or history of the Modern Middle East, with demonstrated teaching and advising experience;
  • In-depth understanding of the Modern Middle East, preferably with a specialization in the Mashriq region;
  • Knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language (preferably Arabic);
  • PhD. in one of the following fields: Comparative Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Middle Eastern History, Cultural Studies, Politics, or Sociology.

Our Faculty/Institute
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and regional studies covering nearly every region of the world. Our faculty is home to more than 5400 students and 800 staff members. For more information, see http://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities and about Leiden University at http://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en.

The lecturer will hold a position in the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/). 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 visionof 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.

Terms and conditions
We offer a part-time, for 26,6 hours per week, fixed-term post from August 2017 through January 2019 (teaching replacement). 
Salary range, depending on education and work experience, from € 2,552.- to € 4,691.- (pay scale 10 or 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) gross per month, based on 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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at http://www.workingat.leiden.edu/.

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

Queries can be directed to email t.nalbantian@hum.leidenuniv.nl or email e.j.zurcher@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications must be received no later than 1 March 2017, with the interviews with shortlisted candidates scheduled for second half of March. Applications should be in English, and be submitted vacatureslias@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you include in a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order:

  • A motivation letter;
  • Cv;
  • Names of 3 referees.


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