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The Centre of Latin American Studies and Documentation and the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies in the Faculty of Humanities are looking for a new Assistant professor (UD) in Latin American Studies with a research focus on ‘Gender, Violence and/or Migration’. The candidate’s research will be part of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), one of the five research schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. The candidate is expected to build upon and expand existing research strengths within ARTES and CEDLA by focusing on the region as well as engaging with colleagues to address cross-regional and transnational issues.
The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in either humanities or social sciences, and has proven affinity with interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration. The candidate should have extensive research experience in Latin America (with proven fluency of Spanish and/or Portuguese). The candidate should preferably be an active and ambitious early career researcher with an international publication record and demonstrated ability to obtain research funding. In addition to team spirit, the candidate’s research expertise should be connected with the research foci of CEDLA and ARTES. Areas of specialization:
The successful candidate must have substantial experience in university teaching and proven flexibility in teaching topics beyond her/his own research focus. The candidate will teach BA courses on gender and on academic skills, will contribute to other courses of the CEDLA BA and MA programmes, and is expected to develop new courses addressing issues related to inequality, violence and transnational/transcultural themes. In addition, the candidate will supervise BA, MA and PhD theses, and tutor BA and MA students.
The candidate will also contribute to various administrative functions and public activities of CEDLA, engage in international academic networks, and develop new activities and cooperation, taking into account the increasing connections between Latin America, the city of Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands and Europe.
The contract is initially temporary for a period of two years. Subject to a positive assessment, it will be converted to a permanent contract. The start of the contract is scheduled for 1 August 2020.
The scope of the employment contract is 32 hours per week (0,8 FTE). The UFO profile of assistant professor applies to this position (salary scale 11/12, depending on relevant work experience).The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities applies.
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 Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines. 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, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new teaching methods are being developed.
The Centre of Latin American Studies and Documentation (CEDLA) is a renowned interdisciplinary research centre, which is part of the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies in the Faculty of Humanities. CEDLA’s research programme aims to produce new knowledge on the reshaping of Latin American society within the context of crisis and transformation. CEDLA is part of the Faculty of Humanities and at the same time has a Social Science orientation. This SSH interdisciplinarity is visible in the centre’s expertise, methods and networks. CEDLA staff members are particularly active in the field of scientific cooperation and obtain many research grants and externally funded PhD projects. In addition to research, education (BA, MA, PhD) and documentation, CEDLA provides a series of interfaculty, national and international centre functions, promoting knowledge about and relationships with the region.
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
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