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Vacancy: Student assistant project "German in the Netherlands" (start: 1 September 2024)

14 June 2024

Join our project to explore how German is used and perceived in the Netherlands while making the language more visible to the public! 

Thanks to an Education Innovation Grant from Leiden University, I am looking for a student assistant (5 - 10 hours per week) for a new teaching project in German studies. 

This initiative aims to:

  1. empower students to practice German; 
  2. map out how and by whom German is used, enhancing the relevance of German Studies; 
  3. enable students and interviewees to embrace their multilingual identities.

Responsibilities of the student assistant

  • Assisting the students of the seminar in conducting interviews;
  • Developing guidelines for interview questions;
  • Gathering and analyzing qualitative data;
  • Developing guidelines for sharing interview data;
  • Supporting the publication process.


  • Enrolled in one of the programs in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH);
  • A sustained interest in qualitative methods;
  • Highly proficient in English and German (minimum C1);
  • In the possession of a Dutch health insurance.

Benefits for the student assistant

  • Develop valuable skills in research, impact, and project management;
  • Flexible hours are designed to accommodate your academic commitments;
  • Join a supportive and collaborative team.

Our offer

  • A position in which own initiative and input are highly valued;
  • A position with the possibility to combine fieldwork in Leiden and/or The Hague and remote work
  • The opportunity to gain experience in the academic world;
  • A temporary appointment of 4 to 6 months from 1 September 2024;
  • The salary is in accordance with the SA scale and, depending on study progress, amounts to a minimum of €2,618 and a maximum of €2,846 gross per month (for a full-time appointment);
  • The employment contract is for 5 to 10 hours per week (to be determined together). Accrued vacation days are taken during the appointment.

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values ​​of Leiden University. Leiden University strives to be an inclusive community in which all students and staff feel valued and respected and can develop their full potential. We welcome diversity in experiences and perspectives as they enrich and strengthen our teaching and research.

Application process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by email as one pdf file to n.a.l.truan@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Please include the following:

  • A short resume or CV highlighting relevant experiences and qualifications
  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the position (1 page maximum)

The deadline to apply is Friday 28 June 2024. 

More information

Do you want to know more about this position?

Please feel free to contact dr Naomi Truan via e-mailn.a.l.truan@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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