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The Department of Anthropology of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) has an opening for a Chair in Social Anthropology, which is located in the AISSR program group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas. The post involves 0.6 fte devoted to teaching and 0.4 fte devoted to research and managerial tasks.
The chair in Social Anthropology is located within the Department of Anthropology and performs a key role within the Program Group 'Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas'. The successful candidate will pursue innovative ethnographically based and theoretically oriented research into one or more of the following fields: contemporary and/or socio-historical processes of inequality, conflict and protest, gender, race and class dynamics, mobility and political economy.
Geographical area of specialization is open but some preference will be given to candidates working on Asia and/or the Global South. Candidates’ work should demonstrate the importance of Asia and/or the Global South for anthropological theory. The holder of the position will be responsible for teaching in general social anthropology, ethnographic methods, comparative-historical approaches, and critical development theory. The holder of the position will share responsibility for the Moving Matters research group within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).
Applicants will have the following credentials:
Depending on qualifications and experience, the full-time salary will range from €5.219 to €9.174 (scale H2/1) gross per month, in conformity with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end of year bonus.
With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.
The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) is the largest social-science educational and research institution in the Netherlands. The Faculty serves around 8,000 students in numerous Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Science, Psychology, Social Geography, International Development Studies and Educational Sciences. The academic staff is employed in education as well as research. There are over 1,100 employees at the Faculty, located in a number of buildings in the centre of Amsterdam.
The Department of Anthropology is one of the Departments in the FMG. Research and education are carried out by special institutes. The College of Social Sciences (CSS) and the Graduate School for the Social Sciences (GSSS) are responsible for the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes in the social sciences. Research takes place under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), a multidisciplinary research institute, the biggest one of its kind in the Netherlands and possibly in Europe. The broad scope and pluralism of our education and research programmes are inspired by and reflect a strong degree of internationalisation.
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