Assistant Professor Global Arts and Politics

Assistant Professor Global Arts and Politics

Published Deadline Location
25 Jan 1 Mar Amsterdam

Job description

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 Cultural Analysis, one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. ASCA is home to more than 100 researchers and more than 140 PhD candidates, and conducts world-leading research in Cultural Analysis. ASCA researchers share a commitment to studying culture in all its forms and expressions within an interdisciplinary framework, and to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and political debates. All ASCA research fits into at least one, but usually more than one of five thematic constellations: 1) Mediality; 2) Arts & Aesthetics; 3) Globalization & Migration; 4) Identities; and 5) Cultural & Social Critique.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the 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. The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new teaching methods are being developed. Art and Culture Studies at UvA is a large and highly successful academic department that connects research and teaching in Art History, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, Music Studies, Heritage and Memory Studies and Museum Studies.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • designing and conducting independent research on global culture practices resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
  • actively pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils, national as well as European;
  • actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation;
  • actively contributing to the research activities of ASCA;
  • developing, coordinating and teaching courses in both Dutch and English, in the Bachelor and Master programmes;
  • supervising Bachelor and Master theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses;
  • actively contributing to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes in the department;
  • taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.

Specifications

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Requirements

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 global arts, culture, society and politics, and a strong affinity with one or more of these areas: social justice, critical race theory, globalisation, global urban theory, art and artistic practices. Your research matches the profile of the ASCA.

You are able to develop and provide modules within the field of global arts, culture and politics. 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:
  • a PhD with a focus on globalisation, global urban theory, social justice, critical race theory, art and the social dynamics in the art world;
  • holds an international academic network in the research area concerned;
  • provides research output commensurate with the level of the position;
  • active and ambitious researcher with a strong publication record;
  • demonstrable ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
  • broad and relevant teaching experience at BA and MA level;
  • good command of Dutch and English. If you do not speak Dutch, an active and passive command must be acquired within the first two years of the employment contract and the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language programme II must be passed;
  • experience with digital and audiovisual teaching facilities and affinity with IT in university teaching;
  • experienced in valorisation and practice-based education and/or research;
  • good team player and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
  • excellent organisational experience and skills;
  • a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ), or willing to acquire this within the first two years of the employment contract.

Conditions of employment

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 is for 38 hours per week. Preferred starting date is 01 August 2023.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between € €3,974 (scale 11) to €6,181 (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 opportunity to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams;
  • excellent opportunities for study and personal development;
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

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.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

Specifications

  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • 11126

Employer

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Learn more about this employer

Location

Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012CX, Amsterdam

View on Google Maps

Interesting for you

X

Apply for this job

Apply for this job

This application process is managed by the employer (University of Amsterdam (UvA)). Please contact the employer for questions regarding your application.

Thank you for applying

Please contact the employer for questions regarding your application.

Tip: save this job as favorite in your AcademicTransfer account. This gives you an immediate overview and makes it easy to find the job later on. No account yet? Create it now and take advantage of other useful functionalities too!

Application procedure

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 01 March 2023.

Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf):
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a detailed CV with a list of publications and the names and addresses two references who can provide letters of recommendation.
Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of March 2023. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.

Application procedure

Application procedure

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 01 March 2023.

Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf):
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a detailed CV with a list of publications and the names and addresses two references who can provide letters of recommendation.
Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of March 2023. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Mar 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).