Assistant professor in Modern Arabic Literature and/or Cultural History
The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures is looking for an Assistant professor in Modern Arabic Literature and/or Cultural History. The …
- Kloveniersburgwal, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Vast contract
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 3637 - € 5656 per maand
The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures is looking for an Assistant professor in Modern Arabic Literature and/or Cultural History.
The candidate should hold a PhD in either Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic Language and Literature/ Culture or in History (with a specialization in Arabic culture or society). S/he has a good research record in urban and/or health studies within the context of Arabic culture or society. The candidate will have demonstrable expertise in working with new digital methods, techniques and tools.
In addition to an excellent PhD, international publications, an international academic network, and a research proposal that speaks directly to the profile of the position, the ideal candidate is a flexible team player, who is committed to the ASH research priorities and to teaching within two departments. The candidate has proven record of academic teaching experience. Important is also proven capacity in teaching topics beyond the candidate's own research focus, as the holder of this position will be expected to teach some of the existing modules of Arabic studies and/or History, in the tracks with which she/he has most affinity, and where teaching capacity is requested.
- Conducting independent research in the broad area of modern Arabic literary and cultural history with a focus on non/urban environmental history, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
- actively pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils, national as well as European; actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation;
- actively contributing to the research activities of the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies (ASH);
- developing, coordinating and delivering teaching in Dutch and English in the BA and MA programmes of Arabic Language and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies and History;
- supervising BA and MA theses and tutoring students;
- actively contributing to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes in the Departments, in particular with regard to the development and implementation of digital humanities in the relevant fields.
- taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.
- PhD in Arabic Language (Literature, Culture) or History;
- a strong command of modern standard Arabic and fluency in an Arabic dialect, preferably of the Mashreq
- an international research network in the research area concerned;
- research output commensurate with the level of the position;
- demonstrable ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
- proven record of high quality teaching, in both specialist and general courses at the BA and MA level;
- experience with digital and audiovisual teaching facilities; affinity with ICT in university teaching;
- demonstrable expertise in working with new digital methods, techniques and tools;
- broad teaching skills, relevant to multiple departments in the Faculty of Humanities;
- a good team worker and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
- excellent organizational skills, preferably with a track record in academic administration and a commitment to carry out administrative tasks;
- 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. Arjen Versloot, Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures