For NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is seeking an internationally recognised and authoritative humanities and social sciences scholar who takes a wide-ranging approach to science and scholarship and who has an extensive network within and outside the scientific community, a keen eye for diversity and inclusiveness in the broadest sense, and excellent management capabilities.
This is a full-time appointment for a five-year period with effect from 1 September 2021, with an intended reappointment for a second and final term of five years.
Depending on educational background and work experience, the person appointed will be remunerated at scale 17 (of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3% of the annual salary.
The Academy has a comprehensive package of fringe benefits.
The Academy is a learned society of outstanding scientists and scholars, advises the Dutch government on research matters, and is responsible for ten national research institutes and three institutes that deliver infrastructure for research. NIOD is one of the Academy's research institutes.
The Academy is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation and strives to set a good example in its leadership and management and ensure a safe, honest and inclusive workplace culture.
NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a Dutch and international expertise centre focusing on interdisciplinary research into the history of war, mass violence and genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, including their long-term effects on society and the role of the memory of war and mass violence and transitional justice. The scope of research extends to issues of slavery, colonialism and decolonisation (e.g. research on the Dutch East Indies). NIOD’s comparative, international research focus produces new insights for scholarship and society.
The institute also manages major collections and as such fulfils an important role, for example by providing public services and resources for academic training. NIOD also plays a leading role in building digital infrastructures, such as the Dutch Network of War Collections and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, aimed at making collections accessible and facilitating research. It is the combination of research, collections and public activities that make NIOD a unique institute.
For more information on this position, please contact Ms Mieke Zaanen, Director General of the Academy, at email@example.com (please provide your telephone number in the e-mail).
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Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Herengracht 380, 1016 CJ, Amsterdam
Please send your letter of application including curriculum vitae in one pdf with the file name: surname-last name.
The selection procedure may involve an assessment.
The Academy attaches great importance to a working environment where everyone feels welcome and valued, where individual talent is nurtured, and where development opportunities are paramount. Together, we aspire to an inclusive culture that embraces differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates whose background and experience will help us to achieve our goals. Where two or more applicants are equally qualified, preference will be given to the candidate who contributes most to diversity at the Academy in this respect.
Make sure to apply no later than 31 Jan 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).
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