The Department of Art and Culture Studies in the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an Assistant professor 'Cultural Economy', to build upon and extend existing research strengths on this topic within the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA).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 ASCA. 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.
You will develop and provide courses on topics such as Cultural Economy, Arts and Cultural Policy and Management, and the Sociology of Arts in the context of the new interdisciplinary 'Bachelor Global Arts, Culture and Politics' and the minor 'Cultural Management' in particular, as well as in the Master track Kunst, Cultuur en Politiek. The job requires flexibility because the appointee will be asked to teach beyond their own research focus to cater for a wide range of students. For the candidacy, it is also important to be willing and able to work within interdisciplinary teams. The appointee will moreover be asked to work in performing arts institutions and museums in and outside the Netherlands as part of the internship programs of these Bachelor and Master programs.
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, they will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new 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 in the area of Cultural Economy within the University of Amsterdam;
- actively contributing to the research activities of ASCA;
- actively pursuing external research funding, notably 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 research school and the overall environment of the faculty;
- developing, coordinating and teaching courses;
- supervising Bachelor and Master theses and tutoring students, and 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 needed.