You are a researcher working on the history of slavery and its legacies in an academic, heritage, or public engagement environment, with a proven flair for collaborative projects with a range of partners. Your projects and publications show a research focus analysing the traces of the history of slavery in, for example, the built environment, monuments and museum collections, or representations of this past in popular culture. Your work is interdisciplinary, with attention to innovative approaches to material culture and/or the archive. Your research matches the profile of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies.
You are able to develop and teach courses on the heritage of slavery in contemporary society, from either a historical or an interdisciplinary perspective. In particular, you will contribute to the further development of the UvA Public History MA track and contribute to organising student collaborations with community groups and heritage organisations . We value your ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in our BA and MA programmes that could attract a wide range of students, as well as a creative approach to engaging a wide range of stakeholders on the public history of slavery both inside and outside the university. You are committed to fostering an inclusive classroom.
We are committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. We particularly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.Your experience and profile demonstrate the following:
- a PhD in (Public) History or a related discipline;
- you either have or show clear potential for developing a strong publication record commensurate with the stage of your academic career;
- strong organisational experience and skills and the ability to work in a team;
- an international academic network in the research area concerned, or a willingness to develop one;
- a relevant network in the field of heritage institutions, or a willingness to develop one;
- ability and ambition to obtain external research and/or project grants;
- experience with research-led teaching in a higher education context and a strong commitment to personal development in teaching
- experience with digital teaching facilities and affinity with IT in university teaching;
- willingness to take an active part in the administrative and collegial life in the department;
- strong command of both Dutch and English. If you are not a native Dutch speaker, an active and passive command of Dutch must be acquired within two years of the employment contract (the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language programme II must be passed);
- a Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification, or a willingness to acquire one within the first two years of your appointment.