What are you going to do?
You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of ASH, one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. ASH represents and fosters the study of the human past from Antiquity to the present day. It brings together more than 200 academics from Amsterdam’s Faculty of Humanities, who participate in ca. 25 research groups. Given the wide range of research groups/centres within ASH, depending on your expertise you will join one of these groups, for example the Amsterdam Centre of Urban History or Amsterdam Centre of Early Modernity, and/or help establish new research groups focused on public history and imperial history.
You will develop and provide modules within the field of contemporary museology in the context of the interdisciplinary Bachelor Global Arts, Culture and Politics, and the MAs Museum Studies, and Heritage and Memory Studies. The post holder will likely be asked to contribute to majors in Culture and Social Justice, Reimagining Sustainability, and Art, Media and Visual Culture within the Bachelor Global Arts, Culture and Politics. Important is proven flexibility in teaching on topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers, and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in BA, MA and minor programmes that cater to a wide range of students.
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. 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. Arts and Culture at UvA is a large and highly successful academic department that connects research and teaching in Art History, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, Music Studies, Heritage and Memory Studies, and Museum Studies.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Your teaching portfolio should complement and add to the existing courses, while also responding to growing student interest in thinking about museums and cultural institutions in relation to their publics, with a special focus on – for example – issues of social justice, post- and decolonial heritage, critical race theory, community engagement, citizen participation, intersectionality, diversity, and inclusion. Hands-on experience in museum work and curation is particularly welcome, as is your willingness to apply and develop these skills in the classroom as part of an innovative teaching methodology.
We are committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, to this mission. We particularly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.
Your experience and profile:
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between € 3974 (scale 11) to € 6181 (scale 12) dependent on relevant experience. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
We additionally offer:
The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.
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