PhD position at the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a PhD position at the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), tenable from 1 September 2021.

What are you going to do?

The PhD project should have an interregional, transnational or comparative design, and should primarily make use of digital methods. The geographical focus areas of ARTES are Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, and Eurasia, in past and present.

Tasks will include:

  • completion and defence of a PhD thesis within the contract period;
  • regular presentation of intermediate research results at workshops and conferences;
  • participation in the Faculty of Humanities PhD training programme;
  • teaching courses at BA-level in the 2nd and 3rd year of the contract (0,2 FTE per year).

Requirements

What do we ask of you?

  • A completed Master’s degree in a field relevant to the proposed PhD project and the research areas of ARTES. You may apply if you have not yet completed your Master’s degree only if you provide a signed letter from your supervisor stating that you will graduate before 1 September 2021;
  • excellent command of English;
  • excellent research skills.

NB. If you already hold a Dutch doctorate (or foreign equivalent, such as a PhD) or are working towards obtaining a similar degree elsewhere, you will not be admitted to a doctoral programme at the UvA.

Conditions of employment

The PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities will be employed within ARTES. The employment contract will be for 4 years for 38 hours per week (1 FTE,  which is including 0,2 teaching in the second and third years of the employment contract) under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. Initially, a contract will be given for 16 months, with an extension for the following 32 months on the basis of a positive evaluation after 12 months. The starting date of the contract is 1 September 2021.

The salary for the position (based on a full-time contract) will be €2,395 during the first year (gross per month) and will reach €3,061 during the fourth year, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

The PhD candidate receives a tuition fee waiver and has free access to courses offered by the Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities and the Dutch National Research Schools.

Employer

University of Amsterdam
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.

Department

About the Faculty of Humanities and the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies
The Faculty of Humanities offers a range of BA and MA programmes with a strong international profile and a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Its research covers all important subdisciplines of the Humanities.

ARTES is one of the six research schools/institutes under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. Each research school/institute covers an important research area within the faculty and has its own research programme. Research schools/institute are also the home base for PhD candidates, who interact with each other and with senior members in the research groups that make up the research school.

Additional information
For further information, please contact: Paul Koopman

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