The department of History, European Studies, Religious Studies and Latin American Studies (GER), and specifically the capacity group of Latin American Studies (CEDLA), is looking for a candidate to teach in the ‘Master’s in Latin American Studies’ (MLAS)
, the Bachelor Minor programmes ‘Latin American Studies’
and ‘Global Justice’
, specifically in courses on Latin American and global politics and justice. The candidate can also be asked to teach courses in the Bachelor programme ‘Global Arts, Culture and Politics’
(GACP) and in the Amsterdam University College. The candidate has expertise in the broad area of Latin American politics and society, including (un)democratic processes, social movements, social justice, culture and/or contemporary history; we welcome additional expertise on other regions, qualitative methods and/or urban studies. What are you going to do?
This is a teaching position. You will engage with various educational duties, including teaching, coordinating and designing courses, supervising theses and innovating programmes. You will be educating a wide range of students from different disciplines, programmes and backgrounds. The courses touch upon complex contemporary topics, which require you to stay up to date with academic, political and social developments and debates. You will also play a crucial role in elevating the educational quality of the abovementioned programmes by identifying opportunities to introduce fresh, inspiring content and innovative teaching methods. You do this together with the CEDLA team and other colleagues of the Faculty of Humanities, and with the support of the Teaching and Learning Centre.
You will teach a curriculum that has already been developed, contribute to further improving education in the broad field of Latin American Studies and international themes of politics, justice and culture and identify opportunities for improvement. You can be deployed on a broad range of educational duties for the capacity group and education programmes and teach inspiring lecturers and seminars. In addition, your educational duties will include supervising theses and contributing to innovations and improvements of the curriculum. Tasks and responsibilities
- Teaching and coordinating Bachelor’s and Master’s courses;
- supervising Bachelor’s and Master’s theses;
- making contributions to the development and implementation of innovations in didactics and/or content of the designated curriculum;
- staying up to date with the professional literature and integrating new research insights in teaching the designated curriculum;
- performing education-related management duties;
- participating in education committees and working groups and performing administrative duties.