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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Digital Asia - Netherlands  

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Posted on : 29 April 2017

Project Description

Key responsibilities            
  • coordinate international grant proposals for the development of Digital Humanities research in Asian languages;
  • develop a master’s programme in digital Asian cultural studies at our  University;
  • undertake research in the area of Asian digital humanities or cultural studies. 
  • The postdoctoral fellow will be funded by the Critical Approaches to New Asian Media Ecologies (CANAME) project and funded by  our University Asian Modernities and Traditions cluster. 
  • He/She will work with staff in the  Institute for Area Studies, the Institute for Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology (e.g., Barendregt), and international collaborators (e.g., the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) to develop and coordinate teaching and research in Asian digital humanities.


Selection Criteria            
  • Ph.D. in humanities, social sciences, or computer science field relevant to the analysis of digital media in Asia or in Asian languages (in hand before September 1, 2017);
  • fluency in English (speaking and writing);
  • strong communication and project management skills;
  • experience in grant proposal writing;
  • familiarity with or strong interest in digital research infrastructures;
  • experience or strong interest in teaching digital humanities. 

Our Faculty/Institute            
  • The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and regional studies covering nearly every region of the world. 
  • Our faculty is home to more than 5400 students and 800 staff members.
  •  The researcher will hold a position in the University Institute for Area Studies LIAS is comprised of a School of Asian Studies and a School of Middle-Eastern 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.

Terms and conditions             
  • Salary range, depending on education and work experience, from € 2,552.- to € 4,028.- (pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) gross per month, based on a full-time appointment. 
  • Our 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. 
  • Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. 


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