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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Education & Instruction
  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 09,2021
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    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    Faculty/Services: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Educational level: Promoted
    Function type: Academic Staff
    Closing date: 31 January 2022
    The Department of Anthropology is one of the largest departments of anthropology in Europe with an excellent reputation in both research and teaching. The Department currently has an opening for an assistant professor of Anthropology with a specialization in visual anthropology.

    What are you going to do

    As assistant professor and member of the department you will actively contribute to the broad and diverse teaching and research profile of anthropology in Amsterdam.

    You will:
    • publish articles and monographs and to participate in international research networks, including conferences and workshops;
    • develop and coordinate courses in the field of anthropology generally and in visual anthropology in particular;
    • teach general, specialist and methodological courses in the BSc-, MSc, Research Master’s- and PhD-programs of our department, and supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
    • develop, carry out and supervise anthropological research at a high academic level; develop a line of research in collaboration with junior staff members and other researchers working at the department;
    • acquire and help to acquire external funding for research (also alongside junior researchers);
    • engage in activities in the public sphere and in other arenas outside academia;
    • carry out administrative tasks.

    What do we require of you

    You have:

    • a PhD degree preferably obtained not more than six years ago;
    • a strong general knowledge of the field of anthropology;
    • a strong proven record in visual anthropology and/or industry experience;
    • a proven record of high-quality teaching at BSc and/or MSc level, and experience in teaching technical skills in visual anthropology;
    • a strong track record in ethnographic research;
    • the potential to acquire research funding from external sources (e.g. Netherlands’ Organization for Scientific Research, the European Research Council, or other research councils, European Union, or other national and international funding agencies);
    • a commitment to public anthropological engagement with non-academic actors;
    • excellent knowledge of spoken and written English;
    • the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification or Senior Teaching Qualification (or foreign equivalents), or the willingness to acquire such a qualification fairly soon after employment commences;
    • working proficiency in the Dutch language or the willingness to develop it within the first two years of employment.

    Our offer

    We offer an employment contract of 30,4 to 38 hours per week for a period of 18 months. Following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances, you will be offered a permanent contract. The intended starting date is 1 September 2022.

    The gross monthly salary based on a full-time employment of 38 hours per week ranges from a minimum of €3,807 up to a maximum of €5,211 per month (salary scale 11). The starting salary will be based on relevant experience. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

    The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.

    What else do we offer
    • A position in which initiative and input are highly valued.
    • An enthusiastic team that is open to new colleagues.
    • An inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

    About us

    The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are committed to a culture of inquiring minds.

    A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

    The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) is the largest social-science educational and research institution in the Netherlands. The Department of Anthropology is one of the Departments in the FMG. Research and education are carried out by special institutes. The College of Social Sciences and the Graduate School for the Social Sciences are responsible for the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes in the social sciences. Research takes place under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), a multidisciplinary research institute, the biggest one of its kind in the Netherlands and possibly in Europe. The broad scope and pluralism of our education and research programmes are inspired by and reflect a strong degree of internationalisation.

    Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


    Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:
    • Oskar Verkaaik, Department Chair

    Job Application

    Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? If so, we look forward to receiving your application by 31 January 2022. You may apply online by using the link below.

    Applications should include the following documents bundled in a single .pdf (not zipped):
    • a full academic Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications;
    • a concise statement of motivation (800 words max.);
    • a statement outlining your experience with and ideas about visual anthropology (500 words max.);
    • a statement outlining your research plans (500 words max.);
    • contact information for two academic references (no letters of recommendation).

    We will invite potential candidates for interviews within four weeks after the closing date.

    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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