The Department of Media and Culture Studies of the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University is looking for an Assistant Professor with a profile in Gender and Postcolonial Studies starting as soon as possible but not later than January 15, 2024.
They seek a new colleague who combines experience in research and teaching in intersectional feminist and postcolonial theory, with possible connected expertise in one or more of the following areas: feminist critical thinking, critical race theories, queer and trans studies, visual culture and aesthetics, (dis)ability studies, indigenous studies, environmental humanities, related to questions of social justice, political activism, migration, critical digital humanities and the role of media in a globalized world.
We are looking for candidates specialised in Gender and Postcolonial Studies who are able to combine expertise in intersectional feminist and postcolonial theory. Further areas of specialisation are welcome connected to feminist critical thinking, critical race theories, queer and trans studies, visual culture and aesthetics, (dis)ability studies, indigenous studies, environmental humanities, related to questions of social justice, political activism, migration, critical digital humanities and the role of media in a globalised world.
We are looking for a colleague who is committed to furthering new and innovative developments in academic research, teaching, and to participating in interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships within and beyond the university and/or you are willing to explore the use of new methods in education, research and external partnerships.
As ideal candidate, you meet the following requirements:
- You hold a PhD in the Humanities or in a field relevant for this position, with a research focus on Gender and Postcolonial Studies.
- You have relevant teaching experience at Bachelor’s and (Research) Master’s level and with student supervision.
- You show a commitment to working in a team and for inclusive feminist education.
- You are an active and ambitious researcher with output that reflects this.
- You have a vision on teaching and your own contribution to teaching.
- You show considerable research output, evidence of which include a finished PhD and publications at an internationally recognised level.
- You have experience with or good prospects for acquiring external funding.
- You have excellent communication skills, strength in interpersonal relationships and in being a team player.
- You have acquired the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification, or are willing to acquire this within the first two years.
- You are fluent in English, preferably close to near-native standard. If you do not have a native command of Dutch you are expected to obtain NT2-level spoken and written Dutch within two years of appointment.