Sunday, January 27, 2013

University of Amsterdam: Associate Professor of the History of Medieval Art (300 - 1500 AD)


The associate professor of the History of Medieval Art oversees the field of study as a whole, the (Western) art history of approx. 300 to approx. 1500 AD (visual arts), and is specialized in one of its subdisciplines. S/he is capable of connecting the chosen field of study to other research disciplines and study programs in the area of arts and culture within the Faculty of Humanities, e.g. history or cultural history. S/he is willing to participate in the Center for Medieval Studies Amsterdam (CMSA) and has a successful academic track record and reputation. Furthermore, the candidate also possesses demonstrable leadership qualities and is willing to take on administrative tasks and responsibilities.
The successful candidate will teach and develop teaching activities both as part of and outside the programme of the Department of Art History of the UvA. He or she will (help) supervise both bachelor and master students. The candidate will independently conduct research in the areas mentioned, resulting in contributions to leading international publications. The candidate will be expected to raise funds for and be involved in (international) research projects. The candidate will be responsible, together with the professors in Art History, for a part of the administrative and managerial duties within and outside the department of Art History.

The associate professor of History of Medieval Art will be embedded in the department of Art, Religion and Cultural Sciences. His/her research will be part of the Institute of Culture and History (ICH).

The Faculty’s Bachelor programs are overseen by the College of Humanities. Masters and PhD education is overseen by the Graduate School of Humanities.


Candidates for the position are expected to meet the following requirements:
  •   a PhD in medieval art history;
  •   an international reputation in the field of medieval art history;
  •   the ability to establish productive connections with other academic disciplines within as well as outside the department;
  •   research matching one of the Faculty’s research priority areas;
  •  an excellent academic publication record;
  •   an extensive national and international network with other academic and cultural institutions;
  •   an experienced and enthusiastic teacher;
  •   experience in developing new teaching programs;
  •   a proven track record of acquiring external research funding;
  •   proven management capacities;
  •   a fluent command of both Dutch and English or s/he will acquire this level of linguistic competence within two years of taking up the position.

Nr of positions available: 1

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Research Fields: Language sciences

Career Stage:
Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
More Experienced researcher or >10 yrs (Senior)

Research Profile: Not defined

Benefits: The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of no more than two years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be turned into a permanent contract. The gross salary will normally conform to max. € 82.000,- per year on a full-time basis in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Benefits: 4428 - 5920


Required Education Level: Degree     Doctorate
Degree Field    Language sciences
Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field   Language sciences
Years of Research Experience            1
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Good

Other job details
Job ID: 33838651
Type of Contract: Other
Status: Other
Hours Per Week: 38
Company/Institute: Faculty of Humanities
City: Amsterdam
Company/Institute: Faculty of Humanities
Spui 21
1012 WX - Amsterdam

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