Junior Postdoctoral Researcher - KITLV-KNAW - Leiden

Junior Postdoctoral Researcher - KITLV-KNAW - Leiden

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23 Nov 5 Jan Leiden

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Job description

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Junior postdoctoral researcher.



Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


The applicant:

  • Has research experience in the field of the humanities or social sciences, on and in Southeast Asia or the Caribbean
  • Has completed a PhD thesis in one of these fields no earlier than January 2017
  • Has published at least one article in a peer-reviewed international journal
  • Speaks at least one of the local languages of either of these areas
  • Preferably has affinity with new tools and research methods in audiovisual media and/or e-humanities
  • During the appointment the researcher:
  • Will conduct research within the following research clusters: State, Violence and Citizenship or Mobility and Belonging.
  • Is expected to prepare a project proposal which will be submitted to an external funding agency such as a NWO/VENI or ERC grant.
  • Will publish her/his thesis and write articles to be submitted to international peer reviewed journals.

Conditions of employment

We offer a one-year position starting in Spring 2019, which can be extended with one more year; coaching and a dynamic research environment; an excellent library next door; and good research facilities.

Appointment will be according to the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten). The function is validated in the University Function Ordening system (UFO) under the profile “Onderzoeker (researcher)”. The salary will be set, depending on education and work experience, between € 2,640 and 4,166 per month, based on fulltime (38 hours) employment (salary scale: 10). KNAW offers an attractive benefits package.


Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV -KNAW)

The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) is an Academy research institute. The KITLV conducts interdisciplinary and comparative historical research. Its research focus is Southeast Asia and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on Indonesia and the ‘Dutch’ Caribbean. It is particularly interested in such issues as state formation, violence and citizenship, processes of mobility and the formation of ethnic and national identity. KITLV is active in the humanities, social sciences and comparative area studies and works closely with Leiden University.


  • Postdoc; Research, development, innovation
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • AT4103


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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