The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) invites applications for a University Lectureship in the Digital Urban Studies of East Asia (1.0fte).
The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a fulltimeUniversity Lectureship in the digital urban studies of East Asia, with a specific focus on Japan and/or Korea.
The University Lecturer will hold a position within the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) and teach courses in the institute’s relevant BA programmes and minors, and the (Res)MA Asian Studies. They will supervise BA and MA theses in all these programmes. Applications are invited from scholars with a strong background in area studies, humanities, and social science research and teaching, with a focus on the digital processes that shape contemporary urban developments in East Asia. Candidates should be able to teach on methods and theory in urban and digital studies, broadly defined. They should be comfortable adopting interdisciplinary approaches and be able to apply this knowledge to cities in the East Asian region, particularly Japan and (South) Korea.
In their research, candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine mixed-method approaches, ranging from qualitative to computational research techniques, and integrate such approaches with research approaches in area studies, driven by linguistic knowledge, cultural expertise, and a general curiosity for diverse human interactions in digital and urban spaces. Candidates should be able to communicate this focus to a wide audience and should demonstrate an ability to engage with students and colleagues of Asian studies more broadly. Thematically, we are specifically interested in candidates who are able to teach and research on topics such as the following (in alphabetic order):
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities.
The Leiden Institute for Area Studies (https://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/) is comprisedof a School of Asian Studies, a School of Middle-Eastern Studies and a School of Religious Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. Current staffin LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture.
The School of Asian Studies at the LIAS is a vibrant community of scholars devoted to researching and teaching the ancient and modern languages and cultures of Asian societies as well as historical and contemporary developments in the politics, societies, cultures, and economies of the region. The outstanding collections of the Leiden University Library, the National Museum of Antiquities, and the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO) offer an unmatched setting for research and teaching in these fields.
Terms and conditions
We offer a fulltime position for 38 hours per week, to be taken up as soon as possible, but no later than 1 January 2024. Salary ranges from €3,974 to €5,439 gross per month (pay scale 11),in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.The university lecturer 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 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.For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.More athttps://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.
Enquiries can be made to dr. Florian Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leiden Universityis strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Please submit online your applicationno later than 16 April 2023 by clicking the 'Apply' button.
Applications shouldbe in English. Please ensure that you include the following documents in a single PDF documentnamed ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order:
The interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentatively scheduled for the second week of May 2023.
|Location:||Leiden - Netherlands|
£3,469.85 to £4,749 converted salary* gross per month
|Placed On:||21st March 2023|
|Closes:||16th April 2023|
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