ass. prof ancient greek language and culture


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Research Fellow / Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Language and Culture

Employment: 0.8 FTE
Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,826
Faculty of Arts
Required background: PhD
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Application deadline: 21 May 2021

We are looking for

As a research fellow / assistant professor you will be working at the department of History, Art History and Classics and you will participate in the Anchoring Innovation programme. During the first six years, funded by the Anchoring Innovation programme, the position will consist mainly of research (0.6 FTE) with a limited amount of teaching (0.2 FTE). After the sixth year, on condition of a positive evaluation in the fourth year, it will be converted to a tenured assistant professorship with a new balance between research and teaching.

The Anchoring Innovation programme investigates the thesis that new ideas and inventions are not accepted unless they are somehow embedded ('anchored') in the society for which they are intended. Innovation will always be connected somehow - both in the ways it is communicated and perceived, and in terms of content - to what people know, believe, want, value, and can understand. This is true even of radical, path-breaking, 'revolutionary' ideas and insights. This phenomenon of 'anchoring' is central to the new research agenda of the Dutch classicists. You will be expected to formulate and conduct a research project in the field of ancient Greek literature to contribute to this programme. We welcome approaches that combine literary studies with ancient history, art history or classical archaeology.

You will further be expected to collaborate with the other researchers in the Anchoring Innovation research community, including participation in expert meetings, with other members of OIKOS (national research school), and with researchers at the Radboud Institute for Culture and History (RICH). You will present your (intermediate) research results at national and international workshops and conferences and you will publish your studies in international peer-reviewed journals or monographs, such as the Anchoring Innovation book series Euhormos (Brill). You will submit an application for external funding of a major research project within 3 years after appointment. You will teach classes and supervise theses in the BA and MA programmes of the Department of History, Art History and Ancient Studies. You may also be called upon to fulfil certain administrative duties, both within the Anchoring Innovation programme and within the department.

We ask

A PhD in Classics with an emphasis on ancient Greek literature.
At least 3 years of experience as an assistant professor or postdoctoral researcher.
Proven skills in interdisciplinary research and affinity with interdisciplinary teaching, especially in ancient history, art history or classical archaeology.
Experience in teaching ancient Greek language, literature and culture.
Demonstrable teaching abilities, and a willingness to fulfil the requirements of the University Teaching Qualification.
Enthusiasm for communicating academic research to non-academic audiences..
Fluency in English (C1 level of the CEFR) and Dutch (or willingness to learn the Dutch language within two years to at least C1 level of the CEFR - for reading and listening).

We are

The Faculty of Arts employs over 500 academic and support staff in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, linguistics and communication. Research is embedded in one of the two faculty research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) or the Radboud Institute for Culture and History (RICH). The faculty currently enrols some 2,400 students in three departments: the department of History, Art History and Classics, the department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the department of Language and Communication. We want to be a diverse and inclusive organisation, which is why we aim to create a culturally diverse staff.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

Employment: 0.8 FTE.
You will be employed as an Assistant Professor Level 2 (salary scale 11, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,127 based on a 38-hour working week) or Assistant Professor Level 1 (salary scale 12, maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,826 based on a 38-hour working week), depending on your qualifications and relevant work experience.
In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
Duration of the contract: 4 years, with the possibility of permanent employment.
The intended start date is 1 January 2022.
You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Evaluations of performance will take place annually (R&D interviews) and especially in the fourth year of the appointment (review for tenure). These evaluations involve a comprehensive assessment, in which your performance is evaluated on the basis of three criteria: research, teaching, and service. If this performance appraisal is positive, the position will be converted into a permanent appointment as Assistant Professor Level 1 (UD1 in the Dutch system).
Would you like more information?
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
André Lardinois, Professor of Greek Language and Literature
Tel.: +31 24 361 28 60
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Suzanne van de Liefvoort, Coordinator of the Anchoring Innovation program
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Apply directly

Please address your application to André Lardinois and submit it, using the application button, no later than 21 May 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

A letter of motivation.
A research proposal (approx. 1,000 words).
A full academic CV, including list of publications and courses taught and the names and contact details of two referees who may be approached by the selection committee.

Interviews will involve two rounds. The first round of interviews will take place on 24 June and will probably be conducted online. Candidates invited for the second round will be asked to give a lecture on their project to staff and students.
Anforderungen für BewerberInnen
teaching ancient greek language

fluent english language,

dutch (or willingness to learn within 2 years)