2-year fixed term lectureship in anthropology or sociology of China

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: 02 Apr 2023

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The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a 2-year lectureship (teaching replacement) in anthropology or sociology of China, fixed term from 1 August 2023 through 31 July 2025.

We are seeking applications from scholars of China with a PhD in anthropology, sociology or a related field.

Selection criteria

  • A doctorate in anthropology, sociology or a related field, on any aspect of modern Chinese society (PhD candidates who are almost finished with their dissertation are also encouraged to apply)
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students and supervising undergraduate and graduate theses
  • Proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in Mandarin

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching BA- and MA-level courses on topics related to modern Chinese society in the BA China studies, the BA International Studies, the MA Asian studies and the MA International relations
  • Supervising and second-reading BA and MA theses in Chinese studies or related areas

The Faculty of Humanities and the LIAS
Since its founding in 1575, Leiden University has built an internationally recognized record of excellence in teaching and research. The Faculty of Humanities , home to almost a thousand scholars, draws on a wealth of expertise in the fields of philosophy, history, art history, the arts, literature, film and cultural studies, religious studies, linguistics and multidisciplinary area studies. Our global vision, international focus and diverse approaches are windows on a globalizing world. In a time of large-scale migration, intense and ever faster communication, cultural transformations and the politicization of culture amid shifting geopolitics, our work is of vital importance to society, in the Netherlands and beyond.

The Faculty offers an internationally oriented, inspiring and inclusive work environment with room for growth for employees and students from the Netherlands and abroad. It offers a wide range of education to about 8,000 students who choose from no fewer than26 Bachelor’s and 27 Master’s degree programmes .Research is organized within seven institutes within the Faculty and contributes to six University-level research dossiers. See https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities .

The Leiden Institute for Area Studies (https://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/ )consistsof the School of Asian Studies, the School of Middle-Eastern Studies and the 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 staff in LIAS have 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, Digital Ethnography, Media Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture.

China studies at the LIAS is a large, vibrant community of scholars devoted to researching and teaching the full breadth of Chinese culture, history, language, and society. The community has three focal points: Modern China, Chinese History and Chinese Language and Literature. Research is supported by the outstanding collections of the Asian Library of Leiden University, with notable Chinese holdings also in the special collections of the University Library, and with dedicated curatorial and library staff.

Terms of employment
We offer a fixed-term, full-time position. Appointment will be from 1 August 2023 through 31 July 2025.

The salary range, depending on education and work experience, from is € 3.974.- 5439 gross per month (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities ). Depending on qualifications, you may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until you 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.

LeidenUniversityis strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Queries can be directed to Anne Sytske Keijser (a.s.keijser@hum.leidenuniv.nl ).

Please submit your application onlineno later than 2 April 2023 via theblue buttonin our application system. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentatively scheduled for mid-April.

Your application should be submitted in a single PDF documents named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name. Please include the following files in this order:

  • Letter of motivation (max 1 page)
  • A statement describing teaching and advising experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught
  • Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters)
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