Lecturer in Russian Studies
The Faculty of Humanities
Institute for History
The Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University invites applicants for the position of a:
Lecturer in Russian Studies (UD) (19 hours per week)
Vacancy number: 13-194
Starting date September 1, 2013
The BA in Russian Studies and the MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies
target the study of the Russian Federation in its historical and
contemporary context. The programme consists of two main elements:
language and culture, and history, politics and economy. The BA is
mostly taught and examined in Dutch, the MA exclusively in English.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The lecturer will be expected to play an active role in the
development and teaching of the programmes in Russian Studies (BA) and
Russian and Eurasian Studies (MA).
- His / her main responsibility will be to teach Russian domestic and foreign policies, with a focus on the post-communist era.
- The candidate will also participate in the BA programme in International Studies.
- Additionally, the candidate is expected to mark and assess student assignments and exams, supervise student papers and theses.
- MA in either Russian Studies, International Relations or other
relevant disciplines, plus recent Ph.D. in hand or a confirmed final
examination (viva, oral defense) date before the start of the
appointment (for the position of university lecturer).
- MA in either Russian Studies, International Relations or other relevant disciplines (for the position of lecturer).
- Preferable experience in teaching and supervision concerning Russian foreign policy and international relations.
- Native or near-native speaker of English.
- Active and passive command of the Russian language.
- Leiden University requires staff to obtain the Basic Teaching
Qualification (BKO). In case the successful applicant does not possess
this qualification or its equivalent, the Institute will offer support
in obtaining it.
Terms of Employment
The appointment is for 19 hours per week in temporary employment for
three years. The position corresponds to the position of (Universitair)
Docent in the University system of job profiles (UFO).
The salary is in accordance with the collective salary agreement of
the Association of Dutch universities (CAO) and depending on
qualifications and experience. The salary will be between the gross
minimum of €2.427,- (scale 10) and gross maximum of €4.462,- (scale 11)
for a full working week. Leiden University also offers an annual holiday
premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8,3%. The successful
candidate is expected to commence employment on 1 September 2013.
Further information regarding this position can be obtained from Prof. André Gerrits: a.w.m.gerrits@...
Applications should be in English, and can be submitted until July 28, 2013.
Applications should include the following items in the order listed
below and in a single PDF document named 'FAMILY NAME / POSITION Russian
- Letter of motivation which show clear affinity with and specific
knowledge of Russian foreign policy and international relations (max. 1
- Curriculum vitae that includes educational qualifications,
employment history, publications, courses taught, grants and awards,
languages with indication of proficiency.
- Sample description for an MA course on the International Relations of Russia and Eurasia (max. 2 pages).
- Teaching evaluations.
- Names, positions and email addresses of two referees (no reference letters).
Interviews are scheduled for mid-August. A trial lecture may be part of the procedure.