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Head of Tutorial-Lecturer Team International Studies (0,8 fte)

Vacancy number
Non-academic staff
Den Haag
Publication date
11 June 2024
Closing date
19 June 2024 5 more days to apply

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Vacancy Head of Tutorial-Lecturer Team International Studies 2024-2025

Head of Tutorial-Lecturer Team International Studies (0,8 fte)

Starting employment: 1 September 2024

Key responsibilities
The Bachelor Programme International Studies offers a Head of Tutorial-Lecturer Team International Studies position as of 1 September 2024.
The candidate will work in close cooperation with the current head of the tutorial-lecturers team and under the supervision of the Programme Manager. A combination of this position with teaching tasks in the programme is also an option.

Profile of the candidate
We invite applications of candidates who would like to supervise a team of about 20 tutorial lecturers and want to contribute to the teaching organization of the International Studies Programme. International Studies is a dynamic, international environment, with about 1600 students, a large team of tutorial lecturers and even more lecturers who teach in the programme coming from the various Institutes of the Humanities Faculty. Excellent communication and coordination skills are therefore key, as well as excellent leadership capabilities. If you are someone who thrives in such a dynamic environment and likes to guide and supervise others with the objective of managing and continually improving the International Studies programme, we invite you warmly to apply for this position.

The successful candidate can demonstrate the following competencies and skills:

  • Completed university education, preferably in the Humanities
  • Experience with an academic working environment and the organization of education
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Connective leadership, managing for results, persuasiveness and organizational sensitivity;
  • A broad grasp and overview of the program in general and of its organisation in particular
  • Ability to find quick practical solutions for unexpected situations that may arise
  • Flexibility, being approachable, and willing to work with the different sections within the programme and the Faculty
  • Being pragmatic, impartial, having a trustworthy disposition, always with an eye on the interests of the Programme

If you recognize yourself in the profile, but you do not fulfil all requirements, we would still like to invite you to apply for this position.

The candidate will perform the following tasks:

HR tasks

  • Supervision of tutorial lecturers (regular informal contact, discuss content of work package, personal development, BTQ guidance, advice on development, feedback on teaching)
  • Holding Annual Performance and development interviews (and Exit interviews)
  • Discussing leave with employees and encourage employees to take leave
  • Onboarding of new colleagues (start interviews)
  • Providing guidance for sick colleagues and organize replacement when necessary
  • Preparation of contracts

Teaching organization

  • Monitoring tutorials and tutorial organization in cooperation with coordinators and initiate improvements
  • Organizing preparatory and evaluation meetings with lecturers and tutorial lecturers
  • Assisting in creating student guidelines
  • Closely cooperating with tutorial lecturer coordinator (about workload, schedules)
  • Bringing new lecturers from the institutes up to speed in regards to the organization of International Studies
  • Organizing training session for tutorial lecturers before the Academic year

Organizational tasks

  • Regularly consulting with the other Head of the Team
  • Organizing team meetings
  • Participating in meetings (with tutorial lecturers, management team, HR)
  • Participating in selection procedures
  • Participating in the organization of activities (e.g. Introduction Days, Experience Days)
  • Participating in the “Vlootschouw”

About our organisation
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics, and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With around 1000 staff members, the faculty provides over 50 MA and BA programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information please see: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities

More information on the BA International Studies can be found on: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/bachelor/international-studies and https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/internationalstudies.

Terms and conditions
We offer an 0.8 temporary appointment of 12 months, After 12 months this position may lead to a permanent appointment depending on good performance evaluations. The appointment is for 30.4 hours per week. The position corresponds to the position of Afdelingshoofd 2 in the University system of job profiles (UFO). The salary will be €5.247,- with a maximum of €6.737,- corresponding to scale 12 for a full working week in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch universities (CAO) and depending on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate is expected to commence employment on 1 September 2024.

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. For more information, see Overview of terms and conditions of employment - Leiden University (https://universiteitleiden.nl) .

Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Further information regarding the position can be obtained from Dr. J. Kamphuis (j.kamphuis@hum.leidenuniv.nl).

Please submit your application via the online recruitment system, via the blue button at the top of this page, no later than 19 June, 2024.

Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.

Your application should include a A4 letter of motivation where you clearly state why your profile would meet the requirements for the job.

Interviews will be held in the second half of June 2024.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated

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