Two Postdoctoral researchers 'Education, citizenship and democracy in a digital world'

Two Postdoctoral researchers 'Education, citizenship and democracy in a digital world'

Published Deadline Location
21 Jul 28 Aug Amsterdam

Job description

The Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Law make additional investments in the interdisciplinary theme: 'Education, citizenship and democracy in a digital world'. Therefore the Faculty of Humanities is looking for two Postdoctoral researchers.

Do you have expertise in the area of: The importance of (the development of) digital citizenship; the shadow sides of the platform society, the politics of digital disinformation, the ethics of digital technologies; The digital divide and equal citizenship? Are you a passionate researcher and can you initiate relevant new research?

What are you going to do
  • You will do your research within the theme 'Education, citizenship and democracy in a digital world' with a research focus that you have developed;
  • You will present and publish your research to an international scientific audience;
  • You are active in the acquisition of research grants;
  • You seek (knowledge) exchange and (research) cooperation with professionals on your research area;
  • You make a positive contribution to the organization and cooperation within the program group and the department, and will act as an active member of the faculty and its centers and platforms.

Specifications

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Requirements

Your experience and profile:
  • a completed PhD in the Humanities or social sciences;
  • demonstrable experience in research on the subthemes of the shadow sides of the platform society; the politics of digital disinformation; the ethics of digital technology; the digital divide and equal citizenship ;
  • excellent research skills, as demonstrated by publications in international journals;
  • original ideas for new, relevant research on the theme Education, citizenship and democracy in a digital world';
  • experience in (international) research;
  • ambition to conduct both academic research and research that directly contributes to social change;
  • experience with science communication, or the willingness to develop these skills;
  • excellent command English in word and writing;
  • the ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • some experience in academic teaching;
  • good communication, social and organizational skills.
In addition, you are an enthusiastic colleague who likes to share knowledge, embraces open science, is curious, critical and eager to learn, i.e. one with an academic attitude.

Conditions of employment

This is a tempory employment contract for 30,4 - 38 hours per week, for the duration of 24 months.

Depending on education and relevant work experience, the salary amounts to a minimum of €3,974 and a maximum of €5,439gross per month (scale 11) based on full-time working hours (38 hours per week), excluding 8% vacation allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The Cao Dutch Universities is applicable. In addition, we offer an extensive package of secondary employment conditions, including a generous vacation scheme and year-end bonus, and we believe it is important that you continue to develop and professionalize yourself. To this end, we offer excellent study and development opportunities.

What else do we offer

A challenging workplace with varied tasks and plenty of room for personal initiative and development in an inspiring organization. You will work in the Faculty of Humanities. Within the Faculty you will be placed with the department of your expertise. Working at the UvA means working in a critical, independent, innovative and international climate, with an open atmosphere and a strong commitment to Amsterdam and its (international) society.

Employer

Faculty of Humanities

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.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Additional information

For questions about the position or the department please contact:

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 9864

Employer

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012CX, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

If you recognize yourself in the profile and are interested in the position, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. We would like to receive all together in one PDF:
  • a motivation letter and curriculum vitae (800 words max);
  • a research proposal of 800-1000 words, explaining how you would approach the project thematically, conceptually and methodologically, within the timeline of the 2 years appointment;
  • names of 2 refererees.
The application period closes on August 28th 2022. Applications received after the deadline, which are not sent via the link or are incomplete, will unfortunately not be considered.

Application procedure

Application procedure

If you recognize yourself in the profile and are interested in the position, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. We would like to receive all together in one PDF:
  • a motivation letter and curriculum vitae (800 words max);
  • a research proposal of 800-1000 words, explaining how you would approach the project thematically, conceptually and methodologically, within the timeline of the 2 years appointment;
  • names of 2 refererees.
The application period closes on August 28th 2022. Applications received after the deadline, which are not sent via the link or are incomplete, will unfortunately not be considered.

Make sure to apply no later than 28 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).