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What are you going to do
You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM), one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. AHM is seeking to strengthen its profile in contested archives, media and memory in the digital age.
The Media Studies department of the Faculty of Humanities offers both depth and diversity in its approaches to the study of media, with a wide range of academic offerings and research interests. It is the largest department of Media Studies in the Netherlands and is consistently highly ranked in international rankings. Our fields of expertise include Film studies, TV and Cross-media Culture, New Media and Digital Culture, Information Studies, Digital Humanities, Journalism, Archival Studies, Globalisation Studies, and Digital Heritage.
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What do we require
You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show broad knowledge of archives, media and memory from a cultural perspective and a strong affinity with the ways in which digital technologies change our access to and engagement with archives and cultural memory. Your research matches the profile of the AHM, in particular the ‘Heritage and Conflict’ theme, which focuses on contested heritage in the contemporary context of postcolonialism, post-conflict and memory wars, and ‘Digitality and e-Memory’, which examines digital technologies and the ways in which they influence the production, transmission of and engagement with cultural heritage and memory.
You are able to develop and teach courses on the collection, access and reuse of documentary evidence of the past and its dynamic relation to processes of remembering, contributing to the Professional Master Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image and other courses in the Media and Culture programmes. Important is proven flexibility in teaching on topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA and minor programmes that aspire to a wide range of students.
Your experience and profile:
Research that entails collaboration with non-academic institutions and agencies in the Netherlands, Europe, and beyond is highly welcome.
We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months.
The employment contract is for 38 hours a week. Preferred starting date is 1 August 2022.
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between €3,821 (scale 11) to €5,943 (scale 12) dependent on relevant experience.
This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
We additionally offer:
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.
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University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX, Amsterdam
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