In addition, NIOD manages three kilometers of archives, a library with 75,000 titles and a large photo collection. Both scientists and private individuals can contact the NIOD for information or to consult the extensive collection. The NIOD is located in a monumental building at Herengracht 380, in the center of Amsterdam. The NIOD has approximately 80 employees. It is one of the 15 institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
There is a vacancy at the NIOD. We are looking for:
in the field of mass violence in an international context
(4 years, fulltime, 38 hours per week)
Genocide is a complex process of systematic persecution and destruction of a group of people by a state or armed group. It is estimated that in the 20th century, some 40 to 60 million defenceless people fell victim to deliberate extermination, including six million Jews in the Holocaust. The 21st century has not fared much better, so far with mass murder in Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Syria, and elsewhere. The NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies has a specific scientific and social responsibility for research into these histories of mass violence, situated and studied in an international context. That is why this vacancy fits into the research strategy of the institute.
The Holocaust and Genocide Studies core team conducts scholarly research into modern episodes of mass violence and genocide. It provides academic teaching (BA, MA, and postgraduate levels) on these topics and contributes to the internationalisation of research by establishing and expanding networks and partnerships at home and abroad. The team also promotes social debate in the Netherlands by organising public lectures and film symposiums. NIOD also wants to further develop its expertise in this area in the future. After all, it is of great social importance that the ever-emerging questions about the causes, courses, and consequences of mass violence can be answered on the basis of sound academic knowledge.
Fixed-term contract: 4 years.
The appointment is at the KNAW for the benefit of the NIOD and offers the prospect of full-time employment for a fixed period of 4 years. Start date as of 1 January 2023 if possible.
Depending on relevant work experience, the salary is €3.974 to a maximum of €5.439 (Scale 11 CAO universiteiten). The KNAW offers attractive fringe benefits, such as an 8.3% end-of-year bonus, an 8% holiday allowance, a good pension scheme, 6 weeks of annual holiday and the option to buy/sell holidays.