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University Lecturer (UD) in Global Art History (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

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23-013 13345
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Wetenschappelijke functies
Omvang (fte)
0,8-1,0
Extern/intern
Extern
Locatie
Leiden
Geplaatst op
17 januari 2023
Sluitingsdatum
28 februari 2023 Nog 27 dagen om te solliciteren

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The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) invites applications for a

University Lecturer (UD) in Global Art History (0.8 – 1.0 FTE), starting date 1 August 2023

Vacancy number: 23-013 13345

LUCAS and the Department of Art History want to confirm and strengthen their expertise in global art history and the study of the anthropology of art. We are looking for art historians with a strong, demonstrable interest in or interaction with anthropology, and/or an in-depth knowledge of a region outside Europe (area studies).

Tasks

  • You will develop, teach and coordinate courses on visual culture outside Europe and interactions with Europe in past and present, as well as on the intersection between art history and anthropology (e.g., cross-cultural study of art, material culture, social institutions, exchange relations, gender, ethnicity, etc.), esp. in modern and contemporary art at different levels, at different levels (e.g., in the BA programme of Art History, the MA Arts and Culture and Research MA Arts, Literature and Media (languages of instruction: Dutch and English); 
  • You are required to supervise BA and (Res)MA theses as well as internships in Dutch and English;
  • You will help in recruiting Dutch and international students by contributing to open days, orientation and information sessions;
  • You will participate in the development and implementation of educational innovations, also in digital form;
  • You will contribute to our output within one of our research programmes, and will present the results in the form of publications, conference presentations and other means – to academic, professional/societal partners and wider audiences;
  • You will acquire project funding at national and international level (NWO, ERC, Horizon Europe etc.)
  • You may co-supervise PhD candidates;
  • You are required to fulfill administrative duties within the BA programme of Art History, the MA Arts & Culture, the Research MA Arts, Literature and Media, the LUCAS institute and/or the Faculty of Humanities;
  • You will actively participate in the academic community of the Institute;
  • You are well-connected and eager to further develop an extensive network in the field.

Your profile

  • You hold a PhD degree on a topic regarding visual culture outside Europe and interactions with Europe in past and present and/or the intersection between art history and anthropology;
  • You bring expertise in the field of the analysis of objects, collections, artistic practices, and exhibitions across cultures; in the way these are inextricably linked within a world system; in the symbolic and economic importance of art and other cultural forms in political and cultural relations across the world;
  • You are aware of current issues, viewpoints and innovative methods within the field;
  • You are an innovative and inspiring teacher, with an inclusive approach to education and a strong commitment to teaching a diverse community of BA and (research) MA students;
  • You are willing and able to meet the requirements for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if you do not already possess a Dutch University Teaching Qualification; 
  • You can contribute to the research profile of LUCAS and have affinity with the institute’s aims, values and strategy (https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/centre-for-the-arts-in-society/research)
  • You have a promising publication record, notably international peer-reviewed publications and/or monographs;
  • You have experience with acquiring research or educational awards/grants;
  • You are a clear communicator and team player, enthusiastic to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, in both teaching and research;
  • You possess the following competences: conceptual capacity, environment orientation, presenting skills, result orientation, organisational sensitivity.
  • You have (near) native proficiency in Dutch and English (or willingness to master a C1 level of fluency in Dutch within two years, with funding being provided by the LUCAS institute);
  • You live and are officially registered as resident in The Netherlands or are willing to relocate upon starting the position.

The organisation
The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University is a unique international centre for the advanced study of languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical contexts from prehistory to the present.  Our faculty is home to more than 6,000 students and 800 staff members. For more information see: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS; https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/centre-for-the-arts-in-society) is one of the seven Academic Institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. We are dedicated to ground-breaking research that explores the multifaceted relationships between the arts and society. The institute hosts a range of academic disciplines clustered around a key research theme: the relationships between the arts and society. Our members study cultural production over the course of two millennia, from classical antiquity to our contemporary world. Strengthened by our diversity, LUCAS members are uniquely placed to study the broad concept of the arts, with its rapidly changing ideas, aesthetics, and theories of cultural production. Through research, expertise, and service, the Institute strives to facilitate a deeper understanding of the cognitive, historical, cultural, creative, and social aspects of human life.

 We offer
We offer a position as University Lecturer (UD) of 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (exact size tbd), initially for 1.5 years, with the possibility of an extension to a permanent position, based on performance. The appointment will consist of 75% teaching/admin, and 25% research. The salary is in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO) and depending on qualifications and experience. The gross monthly salary is € 2,960,- (scale 10) to € 5,439,- (scale 11) for a full working week. Depending on qualifications, the appointee may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until they fully meet the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. https://www.workingat.leiden.edu/ 

 UTQ
Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ / BKO). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, they must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

 D&I statement
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

 Digital Humanities expertise
We are particularly looking for candidates who have the digital knowledge and skills that are relevant for their field of research, and who are able to teach these.

Information
Enquiries can be made to the Programme Chair of the BA Art History and MA Arts & Culture, prof. dr. S.P.M. Bussels (s.p.m.bussels@hum.leidenuniv.nl). Questions about the procedure can be directed at Mariska de Groot (im-lucas@hum.leidenuniv.nl). Information about LUCAS can be found at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/geesteswetenschappen/centre-for-the-arts-in-society and about Leiden University at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en.

 How To Apply
Please submit your application via the online recruitment system, via the blue button at the top of this page, latest 28 February 2023 23:59. Applications received via e-mail will not be taken into consideration. Your application should include:

  • A letter of motivation including a discussion of the candidate’s current scholarship, future research plans, and vision on teaching (max. 2 A4);
  • A CV including education and employment history, publications, courses taught and language proficiency;
  • An outline of your research plans for the coming years, with clear potential for grant applications (max. 2 A4);
  • Recent teaching evaluations;
  • Names, positions, and email addresses of two referees (no reference letters); please list these on your cv rather than filling them out separately in the system.

(Online) interviews and teaching presentations will take place 24 March 2023. The appointment will start 1 August 2023

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