• A central role in curriculum development;
• Acquisition of external project funding;
• Co-supervision of BA and MA theses, and of PhD research, if applicable;
• Administrative duties;
• Representation of the field to external audiences and media.
• Native proficiency in Turkish. Proficiency in Ottoman Turkish may be an advantage;
• Commitment to and expertise in high-quality, multi-media, multi-mode teaching practice. Work experience at institutions located outside Turkey is an advantage;
• While the position has no research component, a PhD degree in a relevant field may be an advantage;
• While primary duties will lie in language acquisition classes, the ability to teach content courses in Middle-Eastern Studies (culture, history, linguistics, modern society, etc) may be an advantage;
• An excellent command of English. Most MA programs at Leiden University are taught in English, and English may be used in BA teaching as well. If the successful applicant is not Dutch-speaking, s/he is expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years from taking up duty, primarily for adminstrative purposes. LIAS will fund her/his enrolment in the University’s Academic Language Center;
• Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the lecturer may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs), successful completion of which is a condition for extensions and tenure.
The Lecturer will hold a position in the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS). LIAS is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives, on a solid foundation of excellent language skills, and comprises a School of Asian Studies and a School of Middle-Eastern Studies. The Lecturer will teach in Middle-Eastern Studies, International Studies, and other programs and courses as required. There are excellent opportunities for synergy with lecturers in other languages.
Current staff in Middle-Eastern Studies have expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art & Visual Studies, Economics, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Studies, and Religious Studies.
The position has a salary range from € 3.259,- to € 4.462,- per month (pay scale 11), commensurate with qualifications, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Depending on qualifications, the appointee 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. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
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.
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• A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught;
• A letter of motivation including a personal vision of TTFL, and of the role of language in area studies programs such as Middle-Eastern Studies;
• A teaching statement (1 page);
• Two sample course descriptions;
• Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters).