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Organisation, Human resources

Vacancy: student member for the Institute Board of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

9 May 2022

As of 1 September, the Institute Board of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology is looking for a new student member for an average of 6 hours a week.

Would you like to be involved in the governance of the institute and would you like to advise the scientific director, the director of Research and especially the Director of education about the international Bachelor and Master programs? Would you like to represent the student perspective during board meetings? Can you easily form a link between the institute and fellow students in the different years? And are you willing, together with other active students at faculty level, to think about how the entire faculty can be improved?


  • Attending two weekly meetings with the Institute Board
  • Attending meetings with the Institute Council  (three times a year);
  • Organize, promote, and implement the Programme Committee (PC) student elections;
  • Maintaining contact with the student members of the (PC) , in order to know what is going and to discuss this during the institute board meetings.
  • Maintaining contact with Itiwana and WDO
  • Take place in the hiring committees for new lecturers
  • Take place in faculty wide meetings with other student members of the board from other institutes (in Dutch: Studenten Opleidingsbesturen Overleg: SOBO)
  • Attending meetings with Advisory Board (2 times a year)

Are you interested? Please send your motivation letter and CV no later than 1 June to Ilse Prins (i.m.prins@fsw.leidenuniv.nl). And who knows, maybe next year you will be gaining board experience alongside your academic year. 

Note for international students:

Most policy documents that need to be discussed during board meetings are written in Dutch, if your command of the Dutch Language is not (near) fluent, it will be necessary for you to run documents that come from outside our institute through Google Translate. The meetings can be in English, but we cannot guarantee English translations of all university-wide reports.

Furthermore please note,  the student member will be paid through Job motion. In order to get paid through Job Motion, a Dutch Health Insurance is necessary. Please read this document carefully before applying.


If you have any questions  about the content of the job please contact our current student member, Kira Nijland, k.nijland@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

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