For the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is seeking an internationally recognised and authoritative humanities and social sciences scholar specialising in Southeast Asian and/ or Caribbean Studies 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.
The appointment is for a period of five years with effect from 1 January 2022, 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 16 (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 KNAW 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. The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) 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.
KITLV conducts world-class humanities and social science research from an interdisciplinary and comparative historical perspective. Its research focus is Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, in particular Indonesia and the ‘Dutch’ Caribbean. Drawing on its own outstanding collections, housed at Leiden University Libraries since 2014, KITLV works closely with Leiden University. Its research addresses two themes, i.e. ‘State, Violence and Citizenship’ and ‘Mobility and Belonging’, and focuses on continuities and discontinuities between the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods. The institute is also developing a new line of research, ‘Governance of Climate Change’. The institute’s research results help to improve historical understanding while contributing to debates about and shaping opinions on social and political change and complex processes of globalisation.
The institute is committed to decolonising scholarship by formulating new conceptual frameworks and methodologies and by investing in new alliances while reflecting critically on its own past.
For more information on this position, please contact Ms Mieke Zaanen, Director General of the Academy, at firstname.lastname@example.org (please provide your telephone number in the e-mail).
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Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Reuvensplaats 2, 2311 BE, Leiden
Please send your letter of application including curriculum vitae in one pdf with the file name: surname-last name.
Candidate interviews will take place on 14 April 2021 (first round) and 28 April 2021 (second round). The selection procedure may involve an assessment.
The KNAW 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 14 Feb 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).
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