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Faculty/Services: Faculty of Humanities
Educational level: PhD
Function type: Academic Staff
Closing date: 22 January 2023
Vacancy number: 10989
What are you going to do?
Tasks and responsibilities:
What do you have to offer?
You are an inspiring and ambitious researcher with a strong profile, demonstrable by international publications and academic network. Your publications show broad knowledge of the fields of (labor) migration, (post/colonial) cultural identities and representations. You are an Area or Regional Studies specialist, with a disciplinary background in the humanities (cultural history, cultural studies, film, literature or art history), a good command of relevant languages, and proven commitment to doing interdisciplinary research.
Your primary focus lies with Europe, but you are also able to engage with cultural histories of migration and coloniality in other regional contexts. Your research matches the profile of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES).
You are able to develop and provide modules on cultural histories of migration and coloniality at the BA and MA levels. Important is the proven flexibility in teaching on topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA and minor programmes that aspire to an international community of students. We especially value an ethical commitment to the societal position of the communities that your research engages with.
Your experience and profile:
What can we offer you?
We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months.
The employment contract is for 38 hours a week. Preferred starting date is between 1 April and 1 August 2023.
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between € 3,974 (scale 11) to €6,181 (scale 12) dependent on relevant experience.This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
We additionally offer:
The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.
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If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. We will accept applications until 22 January 2023.
Applications (addressed to the dean of the faculty, Prof. M. de Goede), including a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, a list of publications, and a research statement (max 400 words) and the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation, should be submitted in one .pdf.
Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.
The interviews will be held in the course of 6-20 February 2023. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
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