Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Analysis

Faculty of Humanities – Department of Literary and Cultural Analysis

Publication date
10 April 2017
Level of education
Salary indication
€2,552 to €4,691 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Closing date
30 April 2017
30,4 hours per week
Vacancy number

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. The Faculty of Humanities offers lecturers the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new educational methods are being developed. Together with other new lecturers you will participate in a comprehensive introductory programme. You will be supervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Additional didactical training is also part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration. The introductory programme includes earning the 'basic training qualification'.

Job description

The successful candidate will have a broad background and ample teaching experience in Literary and Cultural Studies, as well as a profile that corresponds to the research priorities of the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA).


  • Teaching courses in the BA Literary and Cultural Analysis (a new interdisciplinary and international programme taught in English);
  • teaching courses in our affiliated MA programmes, such as Comparative Literature, Literary Studies, Comparative Cultural Analysis, and Cultural Analysis;
  • supervision of BA and MA theses;
  • working together with other instructors to insure the coherence and relevance of our courses and programs;
  • administration (coordination of co-taught courses and of programmes or sub-programmes, coordination of committees, participation in the daily running of the department).


  • A PhD degree in one of the Humanities disciplines affiliated with or relevant to cultural and literary analysis;
  • experience in interdisciplinary, theoretical, and analytical teaching in the Humanities;
  • a research profile that is in sync with the research priorities of ASCA and NICA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, National Institute for Cultural Analysis), preferably including one or more of the following topics: disaster, trauma and cultural memory, globalization, medial analysis of cultural objects, the intersection between socially relevant issues and aesthetics (for instance, refugees, sexual and gender minorities, racialization processes, precarity and poverty, activism in literature and the arts);
  • experience with digital and audio-visual equipment;
  • familiarity with ICT in academic education;
  • excellent team spirit and collaboration skills;
  • organisational experience and skills;
  • native or near-native fluency in English and Dutch (non-native Dutch speakers must be fluent in Dutch within two years);
  • ability and willingness to teach in more than one department is a plus;
  • prior experience with the supervision of BA and MA theses is a plus;
  • BKO in hand (or has to be completed during the first year of appointment).

Further information

For further details, interested parties may contact:


The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of no more than two years. The gross monthly salary will range from €2,552 (scale 10) to €4,691 (scale 11), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week) in accordance with the  Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Job application

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae, should be sent no later than 30 April 2017 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P. Weerman via solliciteren2017-fgw@uva.nl. Please state job reference number 17-172 in the subject.

Job interviews are scheduled for 17 and 18 May 2017. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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