CfA: Zwei Post-Docs in Amsterdam zu Geisteswissenschaften und Globalisierung

Die Universität Amsterdam vergibt zwei Post-Doc-Stellen für Projekte, die sich aus geisteswissenschaftlicher Perspektive mit der Globalisierung auseinandersetzen. Zur Bewerbung aufgefordert werden Philosophinnen, Kunsthistoriker, Medien-, Literatur und Theaterwissenschaftlerinnen. Alle Details nach dem Klick.

For the Research Priority Area Cultural Transformations and Globalisation the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for:

2 Postdocs in Cultural Transformations & Globalisation

1.0 FTE (38 hours per week, for 2 years)

vacancy number W11-210

The study of globalization from the perspective of the humanities is particularly focused on how cultural practices – including literature, film, new media, the visual and performative arts and philosophical and other kinds of theorizing – engage with the increasingly transnational orientation and organization of contemporary society. Of special concern are the ways in which everyday experiences of transnationalism generate new forms and expressions of subjectivity and collectivity. Within this context, we are looking for a 2-year postdoctoral project that connects one or more of the four main research clusters of the Faculty’s globalization program: mobility, sustainability, aesthetics, and/or connectivity. The project is expected to be theoretically driven by an interdisciplinary humanities approach, while engaging with clearly defined objects of analysis and/or conceptual problems. Preference may be given to candidates working in one or more of the following disciplines: art history, literary studies, film and media studies, philosophy, or theatre and performance studies.

The postdoctoral researchers will execute their research projects within the broader context of the research priority area and will occasionally be called upon to participate in teaching and supervision tasks. The researchers will cooperate with other members of the priority program that have backgrounds in various relevant fields, and contribute to organizing an international conference. Furthermore, candidates are expected actively to apply for external funding related to the research priority area.


  • Completed Doctoral degree in a relevant field;
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals or with established academic publishers;
  • Excellent academic writing and presentation skills;
  • Excellent social and organizational skills;
  • Experience with external fundraising is an advantage.

Further information
A detailed description of the Research Priority Area can be found on the website, please see the ‚Refer To‘-section below. For further information about the positions please contact Jeroen de Kloet (, or the Faculty’s research department at

The Postdoc positions will be on a temporary basis for the period of two years. The starting date will be March 1st 2012 at the latest. The gross monthly salary will be between € 3195 and 4374 (‘Onderzoeker 3’; salary scale 11, according to the collective labour agreement Dutch universities) in the case of a full-time position (38 hours/week). Depending on experience and date of completion of the PhD an appointment as ‘Onderzoeker 4’ (between € 2379 and € 3755; salary scale 10, according to the collective labour agreement Dutch universities) may (initially) be necessary. A contract of 0.8 fte is possible as well. Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include holiday pay and an end of year bonus.

Job application
Applications including a cover letter, complete academic CV, and project proposal (maximum 1800 words in length) should be submitted at the latest on Monday November 28th  2011, 08.00 hrs.

Please send your documents to Interviews with selected candidates will be held on Wednesday December 14.

Please state the vacancy number and ‘strictly confidential’ in the upper left corner of the envelope or in the subject field of your e-mail.

Refer to

Research Priority Area description <>

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