Postdoc in the field of academic and societal valorisations of virtual heritage Collections, University of Amsterdam
Postdoc in the field of academic and societal valorisations of virtual heritage
Collections 1 fte (38 hours/week) for two years
The research priority area aims to produce research of the highest level in the area of
cultural heritage and identity. This entails the study of material and immaterial
heritage, of the meaning of heritage in relation to both national and supra-national
identity and of the new media that preserve and/or visualize heritage. The
programme works in cooperation with a broad range of humanities disciplines,
academic institutions and heritage institutions in the city of Amsterdam, the
Netherlands as well as in an international context. Digital humanities play an
important role in the programme.
A detailed description of the Research Priority Area can be found at the website:
http://www.hum.uva.nl/onderzoek/zwaartepunten.cfm. For further information
about the position please contact dr. Frans Blom, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The postdoctoral researcher will execute her or his research project within the
broader context of the research priority area and will occasionally be called upon to
participate in teaching and supervision tasks. The researcher will cooperate with
other members of the priority program that have backgrounds in various relevant
fields, and contribute to organizing an international conference. Furthermore, the
candidate is expected actively to apply for external funding related to the research
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
The Postdoc position will be on a temporary basis for the period of two years. The
starting date will be September 1st 2011. The gross monthly salary will be between &euro&euro
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 &euro&euro 2379 and &euro&euro 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.
Applications including a cover letter, complete academic CV, and project proposal
(maximum 1800 words in length) should be submitted at the latest on June 23rd
2011, 17.00 hrs.
Please send your documents to email@example.com. Interviews will be held on
Wednesday June 29th in the afternoon.
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.