What are you going to do?
We are looking for a colleague who will teach and conduct research on the history of the production, consumption and/or representation of food in the modern world. At the crossroads of food studies, health humanities, and environmental history, this position will develop a research agenda that strengthens and integrates expertise of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies
. The candidate will draw particularly on the rich culinary collections at the University of Amsterdam's Allard Pierson Special Collections, utilising primary sources such as recipe books and works on individual and public health.
You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods within the History BA and MA programmes
. The current vacancy will also help broadening the Department's thematic reach and geographical scope. Your research will be part of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies
, one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research
. ASH represents and fosters the study of the human past from Antiquity to the present day. It brings together more than 200 academics from Amsterdam's Faculty of Humanities, who participate in ca. 25 research groups. Given the wide range of research groups/centres within ASH, depending on your expertise you will join one of these groups on environmental history, digital and health humanities.Tasks and responsibilities:
- designing and conducting independent research on food history in the modern world, 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;
- contributing to the research activities of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies;
- developing, coordinating and teaching courses in both Dutch and English, in the Bachelor and Master programmes in History;
- supervising Bachelor and Master theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses;
- taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.