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Assistant Professor Job – Political History of European Integration, Netherlands 2022

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Assistant Professor Job in Political History of European Integration is available at the  Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), Faculty of Humanities – Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
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Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
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Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show broad knowledge of the political history of European integration, in particular Dutch-EU relations, familiarity with the methods of historical research and source criticism, and a strong affinity with transnational and interdisciplinary historical research. Your research matches the profile of the Research School ARTES.

You are able to develop and provide modules on European and transnational political history, such as Turning Points in Modern European History, The Ordering of Modern Europe in the BA, or Making Europe: Ideologies and Power in the MA Programme, alongside more specialized courses. Important is proven flexibility in teaching on 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 a wide range of students.

Your experience and profile

  • holds PhD in political history with a research focus on the history of European (dis)integration.
  • holds an international academic network in the research area concerned;
  • provides research output commensurate with the level of the position;
  • active and ambitious researcher with a strong publication record;
  • demonstrable ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
  • wide and relevant teaching experience at BA and MA level;
  • excellent command (near-native fluency) of both Dutch and English. 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 programme II);
  • experience with digital and audiovisual teaching facilities and affinity with ICT in university teaching;
  • excellent organisational experience and skills;
  • acquired the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification, or is willing to acquire this within the first two years.

Research that entails collaboration with non-academic institutions and agencies in the Netherlands, Europe, and beyond is highly welcome.

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Designing and conducting independent research on European political history, in particular the political history of European (dis)integration and European identity, and including the Dutch perspective, 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 ARTES;
  • developing, coordinating and teaching courses in both Dutch and English, in the BA and MA programmes;
  • supervising BA and MA 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.

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Documents Required

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application. You may apply online by using the link below. Applications (to the Dean of the faculty, Prof. F.P. Weerman), including a motivation letter, a detailed CV, a list of publications and the names and email addresses of two referees who can provide letters of recommendation, should be submitted in pdf.

About the Department

The 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. The faculty offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach - are world-renowned.

About the Employer: University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Note or Other details

The response period closes on 8 December 2021 (23:59 hours Amsterdam Time). Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the second week of January 2022 (10-14 January). A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.

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