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Today's world requires critical thinkers. People who can define new directions for research and teaching that respond to the changes and challenges of our times. As an Assistant Professor of English and American Literature and Culture, you will join a diverse group of dedicated scholars, help shape the field of English and American Studies, and flourish in a friendly and vibrant academic community.
You will be based in the English and American Literature and Culture capacity group and expected to collaborate closely with its team members. You will teach and co-teach a broad variety of introductory and more advanced courses in the BA programmes in American Studies (majority of the teaching) and in English Language and Culture.
You may also be asked to teach in our minors and relevant Bachelor's and Master's programmes within the Faculty of Arts, such as the BA in Arts and Culture Studies or the MA in Literary Studies and the MA in Transatlantic Studies. In addition, you will supervise students, participate in educational support activities such as tutoring, and contribute actively to the development of our curriculum. You can play a role in building bridges between various research areas and teaching programmes within and beyond the department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
Your research will be embedded in the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). You will participate in RICH research groups and conduct disciplinary and inter- or transdisciplinary research, publish in relevant academic journals, supervise PhD projects, and build international networks with academics and societal partners. Furthermore you will seek external funding and be active in public engagement activities.
We are specifically looking for a colleague who is specialised in intercultural encounters in the colonial and/or post-colonial Anglophone world. We expect you to contribute in a meaningful way to the development of one and ideally several of the following growth areas (listed alphabetically): environmental humanities; indigenous studies; migration and diaspora studies; minority literatures and cultures; postcolonial studies; transatlantic relations.
In addition to the above, you may be asked to do your share of administrative responsibilities. You will spend about 60% of your time on teaching and administration, and 40% on research.
(*) For both the UTQ and Dutch language qualifications, we provide the necessary infrastructure and resources to acquire them.
Fixed-term contract: 18 months, with a perspective of permanent employment after positive evaluation.
The Faculty of Arts is committed to producing scientific and social knowledge that matters. With over 500 academic and support staff, we teach and conduct research in history and art, languages and cultures, and linguistics and communication, using innovative methodologies and collaborating closely across disciplines. Our research is embedded in two research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). With around 2,500 students spread across three departments – the Department of History, Art History and Antiquity, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Department of Language and Communication - we aim to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world. We therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates with different perspectives, backgrounds and skills that can enhance our training and research profiles.
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