Lectureship in Chinese economy
The Faculty of Humanities, vacancy 13-190
Lectureship in Chinese economy (38 hours per week)
Vacancy number 13-190
The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applicants for a fulltime Lectureship in Chinese economy, including economic history and political economy, with special attention to its historical, social, political, and cultural contexts, on the transnational (Asian and East-Asian) and global as well as the national level. Appointment will be fixed-term from January 2014 through December 2016, with the possibility of extensions of up to three years, and of tenure thereafter. Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply.
Since its founding in 1575, Leiden University has built an internationally recognized record of excellence in teaching and research. Leiden University is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Currently, the University has about 17,000 students and 4,000 staff. The Faculty of Humanities consists of the Institutes for Area Studies, Creative & Performing Arts, Cultural Disciplines, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. It has about 4,500 students and 900 staff. Staff and students come from all over the world. The Faculty offers some 30 BA programs and 45 MA programs. Its Graduate School annually awards about 70 PhD degrees.
The lecturer will hold a position in the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS). LIAS is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives, on a solid foundation of excellent language skills, and comprises a School of Asian Studies and a School of Middle-Eastern Studies. S/he will teach in Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, International Studies, and other programs and courses as required, including courses on issues, theories, and methods in Area Studies, on undergraduate and graduate levels.
Current staff in Asian Studies have expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archeology, Art & Visual Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Material Culture Studies, Media Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Studies, Religious Studies, and Sociology. The local research environment includes an excellent library, and is enhanced by the Leiden University Asian Modernities and Traditions key research area (AMT), the Modern East Asia Research Center (MEARC), the Kern Institute, the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), and the National Museum of Ethnography (MV).
Original research and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels.
Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, supervision of BA and MA theses, and contributions to curriculum development.
Supervision of PhD research.
Active involvement in MEARC.
Representation of the field to external audiences and media.
A PhD degree in a relevant field (candidates near completion of the degree will be considered).
Research experience in situ.
A publication record that is commensurate with career stage.
Demonstrable commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content.
Demonstrable disciplinary expertise in a relevant field, specialist knowledge of Chinese economy in its historical, social, political, and cultural contexts, on the transnational (Asian and East-Asian) and global as well as the national level, and the ability to work from interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative perspectives.
An excellent command of Chinese. Proficiency in other (East-)Asian languages is an advantage.
An excellent command of English. Most MA programs at Leiden University are taught in English, and English may be used in BA teaching as well.
If the successful applicant is not Dutch-speaking, s/he is expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years from taking up duty. LIAS will fund her/his Dutch training at the University’s Academic Language Center.
Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the lecturer may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs), successful completion of which is a condition for extensions and tenure.
The position of University Lecturer (Universitair Docent) is roughly equivalent to that of Assistant Professor in North-American terms. Salary range from gross € 3259,- to gross € 4462,- per month (pay scale 11), commensurate with qualifications, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Depending on qualifications, the appointee may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until s/he fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
Review of applications will commence by 2 September 2013 and continue until the position is filled or this call is closed.
Queries to Maghiel van Crevel
(email@example.com), with cc to Frank Pieke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications should be in English, and be submitted to the Chinese Economy Search Committee at email@example.com, with the items listed below included in this order in *one* PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name –13-190’:
• A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught.
• A letter of motivation including a personal vision of Chinese Studies and Asian Studies.
• A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max 2 pages).
• A teaching statement (1 page).
• Two sample course descriptions.
• Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters).