Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
13 April 2023
What are you going to do?
Tasks and responsibilities:
- You will provide education at the BA and MA level in European Studies, an interdisciplinary and international Department with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods;
- You will develop your own line of research in European political economy, with possible focal points including (but not limited) to questions of global justice, inequality and insecurity, decoloniality, or climate change and sustainability;
- You will join and actively participate in the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), a research community that combines humanities and social science-based approaches to the study of Europe and other world regions.
What do you have to offer?
- Designing and conducting independent research on European Political Economy, from perspectives including but not limited to Comparative or International Political Economy. Possible focal points can include global justice, inequality and insecurity, decoloniality, or climate change and sustainability;
- Developing, coordinating and providing education in the interdisciplinary BA and MA programmes in European Studies, in particular in the BA major in European Economics; this includes designing courses in your own area of expertise as well as offering broader courses in European Studies beyond your area of expertise;
- 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 interdisciplinary research activities of Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies as well as the University Research Priority Area Amsterdam Center for European Studies and Decolonial Futures and one of the UvA’s strategic focus themes Responsible Digital Transformation, Fair and Resilient Societies, Healthy Futures and Sustainable Prosperity;
- Supervising Bachelor and Master theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses;
- Actively contributing to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes in the department;
- Taking part in committees and working groups and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.
You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong research profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show
expertise in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in European comparative and international political economy
. Your research addresses questions in one of the following broad areas:
global justice, inequality and insecurity, decoloniality, or climate change and sustainability
. You have an excellent command of
relevant research methods
in the humanities and social sciences. You bring an
to studying the European political economy, in which you draw on
insights from international or comparative political economy, historical political economy, economic sociology, economic anthropology, or economic history, for instance
. Your research has a clear transnational perspective. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have a geographical research focus on Europe in combination with other areas of the world, such as sub-Saharan Africa, the MENA region, or Latin America.
Your research connects to the profile of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) as well as to the University Research Priority Area
and UvA’s strategic focus themes
Responsible Digital Transformation, Fair and Resilient Societies, and Sustainable Prosperity
You are able to develop and teach modules on European economics and European political economy in the interdisciplinary BA and MA programmes in European Studies, and in particular the BA Major European Economics. You show flexibility in teaching topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA and minor programmes that aspire to an international community of students.
We are committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. We particularly encourage scholars from underrepresented groups to apply.
Your experience and profile:
What can we offer you?
- you hold a PhD in a relevant field, for instance in political science, economics, history, sociology, anthropology or science and technology studies with a research focus on European comparative and international political economy;
- you have excellent command of relevant research methods and are willing to learn new methods;
- you maintain an international academic network;
- you are an active and ambitious researcher with a strong publication record;
- you have the demonstrable ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
- you have broad and relevant teaching experience in European political economy at BA and MA level, including familiarity with teaching introductory courses in European economics, and an interest in teaching in interdisciplinary programmes such as European Studies;
- you have a strong command of both Dutch and English. If you are not a native Dutch speaker, an active and passive command of Dutch must be acquired within two years of the employment contract (the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language programme II must be passed);
- you are capable of interdisciplinary co-operation in teaching, research, and are willing to take on administrative tasks;
- you have excellent organisational experience and skills;
- you acquired the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification or are willing to acquire this within the first two years of the employment contract.
We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months. The employment is for 38 hours per week. Preferred starting date is 1 August 2023.
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between € 3,974 (scale 11) to €6,181 (scale 12), dependent on relevant experience. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities
We additionally offer:
- the opportunity to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams;
- excellent opportunities for study and personal development;
- an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.
University of Amsterdam
is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
Faculty of Humanities
provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.
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If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 13 April 2023.
Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf):
- a letter of motivation;
- a detailed CV;
- a list of publications;
- the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation.
Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.
The interviews will be held in the week of 15 May 2023. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
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