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The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures is looking for an Assistant professor in Modern Arabic Literature and/or Cultural History.
The candidate should hold a PhD in either Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic Language and Literature/ Culture or in History (with a specialization in Arabic culture or society). S/he has a good research record in urban and/or health studies within the context of Arabic culture or society. The candidate will have demonstrable expertise in working with new digital methods, techniques and tools.
In addition to an excellent PhD, international publications, an international academic network, and a research proposal that speaks directly to the profile of the position, the ideal candidate is a flexible team player, who is committed to the ASH research priorities and to teaching within two departments. The candidate has proven record of academic teaching experience. Important is also proven capacity in teaching topics beyond the candidate's own research focus, as the holder of this position will be expected to teach some of the existing modules of Arabic studies and/or History, in the tracks with which she/he has most affinity, and where teaching capacity is requested.
The contract is initially temporary for a period of two years. Subject to a positive assessment, it will be converted to a permanent contract. The start of the contract is scheduled for 1 August 2020.
The scope of the employment contract is 38 hours per week (1.0 FTE). The UFO profile of assistant professor applies to this position (salary scale 11/12, depending on relevant work experience). The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities applies.
With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.
The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the 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.
The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new teaching methods are being developed.
This position is based in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures, more specifically Arabic Language and Culture. The Department of Modern Foreign Languages, in collaboration with the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies, is looking for an Assistant Professor (UD) in Arabic literature and/or cultural history of the modern era, broadly defined, with a research focus on urban and non-urban environments. The research of the candidate will be part of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH). ASH is one of the five research schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. The candidate will have demonstrable expertise in the field of digital humanities. The candidate is expected to build upon and to expand existing research priority areas on urban and health studies within ASH, and to contribute to the implementation of digital methods in research and teaching in both the departments of history and modern languages at the BA and MA levels.
The curriculum of Arabic Language and Culture at UvA educates students in language acquisition, Arabic literature, and Arabic (Middle Eastern and North African) culture and society, so as to qualify them for a career as experts on modern Arabic culture and society.
History at UvA is a large academic department that connects research and teaching in Dutch, European and American political, social and cultural history from Antiquity up to the present day. Global history, the non-Western view, urban studies, health and environmental studies, the study of social discontent and the implementation of digital humanities approaches are priorities within the department’s innovative agenda.
The language of instruction in the History curriculum and the Arabic Language and Culture curriculum is Dutch.
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