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PhD candidate 'Imagining the Rural in Contemporary British Culture'

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, one of six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, has a vacant PhD position as part of the ERC …

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Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, one of six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, has a vacant PhD position as part of the ERC Consolidator project Imagining the Rural in a Globalizing World/RURALIMAGINATIONS, led by Prof. Esther Peeren.

RURALIMAGINATIONS focuses on the crucial role played by cultural imaginations in determining what aspects of contemporary rural life do and do not become visible nationally and globally, which, in turn, affects how the rural can be mobilized politically.

Read the full project description.


If you are our ideal candidate you have:

  • a relevant Master’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, focusing on contemporary British culture, completed no later than 31 August 2018;

  • outstanding research qualities, manifested in strong transcripts and a high-quality Master’s thesis;

  • demonstrable experience with the narrative, visual and discursive analysis of film, television and/or literature;

  • demonstrable experience working with theoretical frameworks and a keen interest in the three concepts (chronotope, spectrality, affect) central to the project;

  • excellent written and spoken English;

  • a keen interest in interdisciplinary research methods and approaches;

  • the ability and willingness to work in a team;

  • the willingness to travel abroad for research stays, conferences and project expert workshops;

  • strong organizational skills.


You will be appointed at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Humanities, Department of Language and Literature. The appointment will be for 48 months, full-time, under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. You will be a member of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). The first contract will be for 16 months, with an extension for the following 32 months, contingent on a positive performance evaluation. The intended starting date is 1 January 2019. The gross monthly salary will be €2,222 during the first year to reach €2,840 during the fourth, based on 38 hours per week. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Additional information

For further information, please contact:

Please submit your application in a single PDF file (not zipped) to asca-fgw@uva.nl no later than 26 August 2018, with the subject line 'Application Peeren PhD UK'.

Your application must consist of the following:

  • a detailed letter of motivation, stating why you want to carry out this particular research project – please state clearly which doctoral project you are applying for – and why you are the right candidate for this position (no more than 1,000 words);
  • a summary of your Master’s thesis (250-500 words);
  • a Curriculum Vitae outlining all relevant experience;
  • transcripts of your Master (or equivalent) program;
  • the names and contact details of two referees familiar with your academic record and research skills.

We may request shortlisted candidates to provide additional materials.