Assistant Professor Gender Studies & Postcolonial Studies (1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor Gender Studies & Postcolonial Studies (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
3 Dec 15 Jan Utrecht

Job description

The Department of Media and Culture Studies (MCW) at Utrecht University is looking for a candidate whose research adds to the research programme 'Doing Gender: Media, Art and Politics', which consists of four strands. These are:
1. Cultural Critique;
2. Colonial Legacies-Postcolonial Formations;
3. Crossing/Contesting Boundaries;
4. Critical Epistemologies.
The candidate combines experience in research and teaching in transdisciplinary feminist and postcolonial theories, with a special focus on activism, the arts and aesthetics in feminist, queer, critical race and/or critical whiteness studies.

As a tenured Assistant Professor in Gender Studies & Postcolonial Studies you will teach in the programme’s Bachelor's, Master's, and Research Master's curricula, with courses such as Introduction to Gender Studies (BA), Postcolonial Configurations (BA), Visuality and Technology (BA), Feminist Toolbox (MA), Art and Affect (MA), Feminist Research Practices (MA), Advanced Introduction to Gender Studies (RMA), Theory and Critical Research (RMA), Contemporary Feminist Debates (RMA), Gender, Art and Activism (RMA), Issues in Postcoloniality (RMA), The Body in Feminist Theory (RMA), as well as tutorials and methodological research seminars for PhD candidates.

More information:
https://students.uu.nl/en/hum/gender-studies-minor
https://students.uu.nl/en/hum/postcolonial-studies
https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/gender-studies/courses
https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/gender-studies-research/courses

Specifications

Utrecht University

Requirements

For this position we require:
  • experience in teaching at Bachelor's and(Research) Master's level;
  • considerable research output, evidence of which include a finished PhD and publications at an internationally recognized level;
  • experience with research applications for external funding;
  • experience in programme coordination;
  • commitment to inclusive education;
  • good communication skills;
  • broad organizational awareness;
  • basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) according to Dutch university standards (or to be obtained within two years);
  • fluency in English, preferably close to near-native standard;
  • if the candidate does not have a native command of Dutch s/he is expected to obtain NT2-level spoken and written Dutch within two years of being appointed.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for the duration of two years. In case of a good performance, an indefinite employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,637 and €5,656 (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

Employer

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.


The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.


The Department of Media and Culture Studies provides education on and carries out research in the fields of film, television, games, new media and digital culture, theatre, dance and performance, gender and ethnicity, music and cultural policies. Culture is a dynamic mix of artistic, creative and everyday practices with which people shape their identities and actions, and within which societal structures and institutions take shape. Media (old and new) are crucial factors in these processes.

The Graduate Gender Programme (GGeP) is placed in the department of Media and Culture Studies. The Gender Studies research focuses on processes of in- and exclusion and diversity in a broad range of media, cultural and artistic practices. Why, where and for whom is particular knowledge important? These are the questions that are key to every postcolonial and feminist project of the Gender Studies research group. Based on a queer, feminist and postcolonial perspective, our researchers seek to identify, understand, and rectify socio-cultural processes of inclusion and exclusion. By breaking open the relationship between self-evidence, truth, and power, the Gender Studies researchers create new perspectives on art, culture, knowledge, and society. They study issues relating to social justice, equality, and difference at a number of levels, from the empirical social to the symbolic, cultural and science-critical. By problematizing universalistic claims, they produce new knowledge about these issues. The Gender Studies research group is further embedded in the Research Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICON), in the faculty of the Humanities and the UU Strategic Theme Institutions for an Open Society (IOS), in particular the Hub Gender and Diversity. UU Gender Studies also directs the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) and is the initiator of the Postcolonial Studies Initiative (PCI).

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact: Prof Rosemarie Buikema (Scientific Director), via R.L.Buikema@uu.nl. For detailed information about research and teaching of the UU Gender Studies programme, please consult: the graduate gender programme or The Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies.

Specifications

  • Professor, associate professor, assistant professor & lecturer
  • Language and culture
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€5656 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1074013

Employer

Location

Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht

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Are you interested in joining our department? Please apply online via the button below, including:
  • a letter of motivation (detailing how the candidate fulfills the requirements of the post as described above);
  • a CV including a full list of publications;
  • certified copies of relevant diplomas;
  • names and contact details of three (academic) referees.

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Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you interested in joining our department? Please apply online via the button below, including:
  • a letter of motivation (detailing how the candidate fulfills the requirements of the post as described above);
  • a CV including a full list of publications;
  • certified copies of relevant diplomas;
  • names and contact details of three (academic) referees.

Make sure to apply no later than 15 Jan 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).