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In the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies there is a vacancy for a Full Professorship in Heritage and Memory.
What are you going to do?
Context of the chair
The Department of Art and Culture Studies in the Faculty of Humanities is looking for a professor in ‘Heritage and Memory’, to build upon and extend existing research strengths on this topic within the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM).
Art and Culture Studies at UvA is a large academic department that connects research and teaching in Art History, Heritage and Memory Studies, Museum Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater and Music Studies. The professor will be located in the Chair Group Cultural Studies.
Leadership and administrative tasks
What do we require of you?
The professor is an expert in the field of culture, heritage and memory. She/he will be expected to be able to develop a conceptual and theoretical vision on the interdisciplinary study of cultures of memory, interpreted as the ways in which the past is remembered by means of varying media and cultural practices, and significance is given, resulting in collective and identity-shaping stories. This requires a thorough and demonstrable knowledge of historical and theoretical development of the broad fields of memory studies, (critical) heritage studies, and cultural studies. Expertise in dealing with and giving meaning to heritage and the past, expertise in the material aspects of the field of research is expected. Finally, the professor is able to factor the digital turn into the development of research and teaching in the field of heritage & memory.
Candidates for the position are further expected to meet the following requirements:
All foreign employees appointed at the Faculty of Humanities are expected to have a good command of both written and spoken Dutch within two years. The Faculty will assist in this process.
Please also check the document ‘Information about chairs at the Faculty of Humanities’ for more information.
The appointment will be permanent. The gross salary will normally conform to professorial scale 2, between €5.864 and €8.539 gross per month (€81.837 - €119.170 per annum, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment) on a full-time basis (38 hours per week) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). In certain cases, however, different terms of employment may be offered.
Curious about our organisation and attractive fringe benefits such as a generous holiday arrangement and development opportunities? Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.
The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 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.
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX, Amsterdam
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