Assistant professor in Cultural Analysis and Philosophy, with a Specialization in Environmental Humanities
The Department of Literature and Linguistics, in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, is looking for an Assistant professor in Cultural Analysis …
- Kloveniersburgwal, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Vast contract
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 3637 - € 5656 per maand
The Department of Literature and Linguistics, in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, is looking for an Assistant professor in Cultural Analysis and Philosophy, with a Specialization in Environmental Humanities. Environmental Humanities is an interdisciplinary research area that seeks to develop theoretical perspectives on human-environment, human-nonhuman relations, and environmental issues (e.g. climate change), and that looks to cultural representations (e.g. film, literature, visual art) for imaginative ways to reframe these issues. The ideal candidate for this position will have: an interdisciplinary background that combines broad knowledge of 1) cultural analysis, cultural studies, literary studies, and/or media studies, and 2) philosophy; a strong record of publications in top international peer-reviewed journals; experience with acquiring third party funding; and solid experience with teaching at both BA and MA level, including academic skills and thesis supervision.
The Literary and Cultural Analysis (LCA) group and the Critical Cultural Theory (CCT) and Philosophical Tradition in Context (PTC) groups cover a broad field of expertise and seek to strengthen their profile by hiring a candidate with: (a) competence in cultural theory and visual/textual/discursive analysis; (b) competence in philosophy of culture (aesthetics and/or history of philosophy); (c) a specialization in environmental humanities.
Areas of competence: cultural theory and visual/textual/discursive analysis; philosophy of culture (aesthetics and/or history of philosophy).
Area of specialization: environmental humanities.
The successful candidate is expected to take an active role in the teaching and other activities of the LCA and CCT/PTC groups. Good social skills, a deeply collegial attitude, and the ability and willingness to take up substantial administrative tasks are particularly welcome.
The teaching needs in Literary and Cultural Analysis are focused on introductory, advanced, and elective courses in the BA Literary and Cultural Analysis; core courses and electives in the MA’s Comparative Literature and Comparative Cultural Analysis, and the research-MA’s Cultural Analysis and Literary Studies; BA, MA and research-MA thesis supervision. All teaching is in English.
The teaching needs of the Philosophy programmes are focused on but not limited to introductory and advanced courses in the BA Philosophy, MA philosophy, and research-MA Philosophy. Teaching is in Dutch and English.
- PhD in a relevant discipline (candidates with a PhD in philosophy should have substantial experience in cultural analysis, cultural studies, literary studies, media studies or another humanities discipline focused on the analysis of cultural objects; candidates without a PhD in philosophy should have substantial knowledge of philosophy of culture, aesthetics, history of philosophy or similar fields in philosophy);
- research publications in international peer-reviewed journals or with academic presses;
- demonstrable affinity with interdisciplinary research;
- demonstrable ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
- an international research network;
- areas of competence: contemporary literary and cultural theory; narrative and visual analysis; philosophy of culture (aesthetics and/or history of philosophy);
- area of specialization: environmental humanities;
- teaching experience at BA and MA level, including thesis supervision;
- excellent pedagogical and ICT skills;
- broad teaching skills, relevant to multiple departments in the Faculty of Humanities;
- demonstrable organizational skills and administrative experience;
- good social skills, a good team worker;
- the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO), or willingness to acquire this within the first two years;
- teaching and admin duties require native or near-native fluency in Dutch and English; appointments are subject to the candidate’s proficiency in both, or their undertaking to acquire thorough knowledge of Dutch and English as speedily as possible; non-native Dutch speakers must achieve an active and passive command of Dutch within two years. Passing the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), programme II, is a prerequisite for a permanent employment contract.
The contract is initially temporary for a period of two years. Subject to a positive assessment, it will be converted to a permanent contract. The start of the contract is scheduled for 1 August 2020.
The scope of the employment contract is 38 hours per week (1.0 FTE). The UFO profile of assistant professor applies to this position (salary scale 11/12, depending on relevant work experience). The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities applies.
For more information, please contact:
- Prof. Jeannette Schaeffer, Chair of the Department of Literature and Linguistics