Teaching Assistant Professor (UD) at Leiden Observatory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Leiden Observatory
Street Line 1: 
PO Box 9513
City: 
Leiden
State/Province: 
Zuid Holland
Zip/Postal: 
NL2300 RA
Country: 
Netherlands
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Leiden Observatory has a vacancy for an

Assistant Professor with a primary focus on teaching and education management

Leiden Observatory is one of the largest academic astronomy departments in the world. Besides an active research program, the ‘Sterrewacht’ has the responsibility for teaching some 350 students in its bachelor and master programmes of Astronomy. Starting this Autumn, we have an opening for a permanent position at the level of an Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) with a primary focus on teaching. 80% of this full-time position involves teaching and management support of the director of studies. This includes taking care of 6-9 EC lecturing/semester, active involvement in educational committees and education management support.

Candidates who apply have obtained a PhD in astronomy with a strong track record in research at the postdoctoral level. They have demonstrated experience in teaching (evidenced by good teaching evaluations) and are in the possession of a University Teaching Qualification (BKO). They have excellent communication and organization skills, speak Dutch or are willing to learn Dutch within the timeframe of one year. Familiarity with the Dutch educational system is an advantage 

We offer a full-time permanent position (starting with one year probation).

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to eduster@strw.leidenuniv.nl with the following attachments: your application letter with motivation, your academic CV, two pages teaching portfolio with clear information on previous and present teaching experience and summarizing your view on how academic teaching (in astronomy) should develop. Add your teaching evaluation and BKO (or equivalent). Please mention the contact information of at least two persons willing to provide a letter of recommendation.

Enquiries can be made to Prof. dr. H.V.J. Linnartz, Director of Studies at Leiden Observatory (linnartz@strw.leidenuniv.nl). If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact our educational office (eduster@strw.leidenuniv.nl).

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

Only applications sent before July 1st, 2021 will be considered.

 

Included Benefits: 

Salary ranges from € 3.746 - € 5.127€, gross per month (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). 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.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, October 1, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. dr. H.V.J. Linnartz
Title: 
Director of Studies
Institution/Company: 
Leiden University
Department Name: 
Laboratory for Astrophysics at Leiden Observatory
Street Line 1: 
PO Box 9513
City: 
Leiden
State/Province: 
Zuid Holland
Zip/Postal Code: 
NL2300 RA
Country: 
Netherlands
Phone: 
+31-71-5275803
Email: 
linnartz@strw.leidenuniv.nl
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Educational Office Astronomy
Subject: 
Teaching Assistant Professor Vacancy
Email: 
eduster@strw.leidenuniv.nl