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Policy on Professorial Appointments

Our staff members, naturally including professors, are the cornerstone of our university. We set very high standards and expect them all, especially the professors, to possess recognised qualities in the areas of research and teaching, PhD supervision, academic leadership, integrity, maintaining international networks and acquiring grants.

The Executive Board of Leiden University is committed to helping our professors fulfil all these high expectations. Leadership development and career policy are two related and increasingly important elements of this endeavour and are therefore a focus of  the Policy on Professorial Appointments brochure. An outline is also given of the context within which our professors have to operate; keywords here are academic integrity and quality assurance. Finally, the appointment policy and its associated procedures are described.

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