In the context of the sector plan for the Humanities titled 'Tradition in transition', the faculty currently has a vacant Assistant Professor position as part of the research theme Cultural Heritage and Identity. Within this research theme the focus is on material and immaterial heritage, including digital Humanities, and on cultural heritage and societal changes.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, as a thematic research school, is the research base for a broad spread of disciplines from Heritage, Memory and Museum Studies, to Archaeology, Conservation and Restoration, media studies and Art History. Museums and heritage sites are privileged sites of preserving, valuing, contesting and reinterpreting memory, often by means of material culture.
You will teach a selection of Modern Greek language courses and courses in Modern Greek history, literature and culture, society, and national identity, as well as comparative courses in the Languages, Culture, and Region BA programmes of the Department of Modern and Foreign Languages and relevant (R)MA programmes of the faculty, which offers a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative pedagogy and research-led education.
The Department of Modern Greek Language & Culture is part of the Department of Modern and Foreign Languages (MVTC) in the Faculty of Humanities. It is located in the historical centre of Amsterdam and home to scholars with a diverse range of research and teaching interests. It offers a three-year BA programme that trains students to become experts in Modern Greek and Cypriotic languages, cultures, and societies. Students of the programme gain specialized topical and historical cultural, societal, and linguistic knowledge as well as broader comprehension of the region in transnational perspectives. The department also participates in various graduate programmes in the faculty, including the Research MA Literary Studies
and the MA programs Literature, Culture and Society
.Tasks and responsibilities:
- designing and conducting independent research on topics in Modern Greek studies, with special attention for the closely interconnected fields of cultural heritage, identity, and language. Existing expertise in studies of social change, social mobility, conflict, borders, and migration is a bonus. The research will result 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 the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory, and Material Culture (AHM) and to the school's research priority areas as outlined here, as well as the activities of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES).
- developing, (co-)coordinating, and teaching courses in both Dutch and English, in the BA in Modern Greek Language and Culture and relevant (R)MA programmes across the faculty a well as with European partners.
- 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 engaging in departmental administrative tasks.
- actively contributing to the interdisciplinary collaboration of the sector plan research theme Cultural Heritage and Identity.