Job description
Within the Liberal Arts & Sciences international honours programme of Leiden University College (LUC), we offer an assistant professor position focused on educational innovation and learning. You will be part of a thriving research and teaching community, that is expanding partially with projects initiated in the national 2022 Social Science Sector Programme. Part of the Sector Programme focuses on Educational Sciences, aiming to address major challenges in the educational sector. LUC will contribute to the SSH theme ‘inspiration to learn’ by doing research and developing evidence-based tools to promote inspiring and active learning in Higher Education.

In this assistant professor position, you will become a member of the Learning Mindset team (, which designs and researches educational tools and techniques to help students become more active learners. We are a diverse team, composed of Leiden University teachers, students, designers, and administrators from LUC and Leiden’s Centre for Innovation, who value co-creative design, experimentation, and careful evaluation of our tools and interventions to promote active learning skills. There is a lot of collaboration across the boundaries of disciplines as well as with students. We have recently been awarded the Nederlandse Hogeronderwijspremie and are using this to establish a Learning Mindset educational innovation lab affiliated to LUC.

The position includes research and service as part of the Learning Mindset (40%) and teaching in LUC’s Global Challenges programme (60%). Supervision of student research is an important part of the position. You will be able to develop, in consultation and collaboration with the other team members, your own research lines that match the long-term strategy of the Learning Mindset and LUC. Demonstrable expertise in teaching innovation and research related to education are required, and affinity with Liberal Arts & Sciences is desirable.

We seek a highly motivated researcher/teacher, who is excited about designing and implementing teaching innovations but also has demonstrable expertise in empirical academic research on education. We are looking for a team player and ‘doer’, who is not only motivated to teach and research, but also excited to co-create educational tools and interventions with partners in The Hague, Leiden and elsewhere. We are open to applications from a wide range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to educational science and pedagogy. Methodologically, we are looking for a candidate with quantitative expertise in observational and (quasi)experimental designs. In teaching, we seek a candidate who is excited about teaching interdisciplinary academic skills, such as academic writing, statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, GIS, and/or research design within the context of global challenges.

Learn more—including responsibilities, selection criteria, and how to apply—at the full announcement.