Post-doctoral researcher EU Cyber Direct Program (1,0 FTE)
Faculty Governance and Global Affairs, Institute of Security and Global Affairs
EU Cyber Direct – EU Cyber Diplomacy Initiative is an EU-funded project focused on policy support, research, outreach and capacity building in the field of cyber diplomacy. The project looks at the ongoing cyber-related process at the global, regional and national levels and aims to increase participation of different stakeholder groups in regional and global debates on responsible behaviour and resilience in cyberspace. EU Cyber Direct focuses on four key themes: conflict prevention and advancing responsible behaviour in cyberspace through international law, norms, and confidence-building measures (CBMs); cyber resilience and critical infrastructure protection ; cybercrime and criminal justice in cyberspace; and new and emerging technologies with a potential disruptive effect. The project is implemented jointly by the EU Institute for Security Studies, Carnegie Europe and Leiden University’s Institute for Security and Global Affairs.
Leiden University intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to become part of the core team working on the Cyber Direct Project. We are looking for a solid researcher who enjoys talking across divides and convening (academic) experts in workshops and seminars.
• Conduct independent and collaborative research in the field of cyber security, cyber diplomacy and EU (tech) policy;
• Organise academic conferences and workshops in close cooperation with the other members of the team and co-author policy papers on the basis of events organised by the project;
• Disseminate research findings through high-ranking international blind peer review journals, books, whitepapers, conference presentations, policy reports, policy advise and (inter)national popular media;
• Represent the project at national, European and international events and engage in consultations with other stakeholders in the field;
• Carry out and assist with other duties as determined by the project’s leadership.
The candidates must have:
• A PhD in international relations, politics, international law, public administration or another relevant discipline;
• Extensive knowledge of the field of cyber security, cyber diplomacy and EU policy with a track record of published research on this topic;
• A multidisciplinary background, and experience with working in multi- or interdisciplinary teams;
• Relevant experience in organizing (academic) events for smaller and larger groups;
• Very good communication and presentation skills, and an excellent command of English;
• A ‘can do’ mentality and a team player spirit.
Science for and about society is the domain of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). FGGA provides high-quality interdisciplinary education and research on social and governance issues such as terrorism, organisation of public administration, climate change and economic crises.
Contemporary issues are approached from an administrative, political, economic, legal and sociological perspective. This interdisciplinary approach gives the faculty’s education and research a cross-border character.
The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is one of the seven faculties of Leiden University and is based in The Hague.
The FGGA is a young, enterprising and innovative organisation that is growing rapidly. The faculty has three scientific institutes, two centres, 3500 students and 330 staff members.
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The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is part of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. Science for and about society is the domain of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). FGGA provides high-quality interdisciplinary education and research on social and governance issues such as terrorism, organisation of public administration, climate change and economic crises. See also: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/institute-of-security-and-global-affairs
EU Cyber Direct is an EU-funded project focused on policy support, research, outreach and capacity building in the field of cyber diplomacy. That is implemented jointly by the EU Institute for Security Studies, Carnegie Europe and Leiden University’s Institute for Security and Global Affairs. You can find more information here: https://eucyberdirect.eu/
Terms and conditions
The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamic team. You will initially be appointed for one year with the possibility of renewal until 31 December 2025. Salary range from € 3.821, – to € 5.230, – gross per month (pay scale 11), in accordance with the Collective Labor 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.
Diversity and inclusion are core values 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.
For more information please contact prof. dr. Dennis Broeders , firstname.lastname@example.org, Project coordinator EU Cyber Direct.
Please submit online your application no later than 14 August 2022 via the blue button in our application system.Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format, quoting the vacancy number:
• Motivation letter;
• Curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
• A sample publication;
• The names and addresses of three potential referees.
Only applications received before 15 August 2022 will be taken into consideration.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.