The Library UvA/HvA has a vacancy for a Curator of Western Religion and Subject Librarian of Religious Studies.
Your primary responsibilities and duties will be:
Who are we looking for?
Experience and skills
Knowledge and education
Knowledge of Latin is highly recommended.
You will initially be appointed on a one-year contract, with the possibility of transition to a permanent appointment at the end of this period. We offer a 0.8 FTE position. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. This position is scale 10-11 (€2.709 to €4.978) for a full-time position of 38 hours per week.
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.
As Curator you will be part of the curatorial team of the Allard Pierson, responsible for the collections of the University of Amsterdam (0.5 FTE).
The collections in this field belong to the most extensive and important in the university libraries of the Netherlands. The multitude of subjects and the diversity of forms of expression make these collections an important source for education and research in all sorts of areas, such as the history of religious communities and in particular the Mennonites, the Lutherans, the followers of Hendrik Niclaes, Jean de Labadie, Antoinette Bourignon and many others; the reformation, the religious history of the Netherlands and especially Amsterdam, the art of printing with all its clandestine prints and the Golden Age.
As Subject Librarian you will be part of the Library Education and Research service team, responsible for the collection management Religious Studies and communication and education on behalf of students (BA , (R)MA) and staff members Religious Studies of the University of Amsterdam (0.3 FTE).
The BA and (Research) Master programme in Religious Studies focusses on the history and present-day religious and spiritual diversity in Europe and its wider Mediterranean, Eurasian and Transatlantic context. The programmes focus on the processes of religious diversification in different socio-cultural contexts with particular attention to the Abrahamic religions and Western Esotericism. It trains students both in the historical and the empirical study of religious cultures and countercultures, including the interdisciplinary study of ideas, narratives, practices, institutions and their interactions in their social, cultural and political contexts.
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You may submit your application using this link. Applications submitted in any other way, will not be accepted.