Saturday, 5 August 2017

Postdoctoral Researchers, Leiden Global Interactions (2 or 3 positions 0.6 fte) Vacancy number 17-211

Postdoctoral Researchers, Leiden Global Interactions Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies is looking for: Key responsibilities We are seeking to develop emerging talent by providing a short-term (6-12 months) postdoc position. During this time, the postdoc will dedicate his/her time to developing and writing a Dutch National (NWO), EU (ERC) or similar grant proposal. We will consider only the most competitive proposals within the humanities (area studies, history, linguistics, art history, literary studies, cultural studies, ancient languages and cultures), archaeology, or cultural anthropology. The proposal must demonstrate an innovative, preferably cross-disciplinary approach (theoretical, methodological or both) and advance the study of a topic concerning global interactions. Ideally, the proposed research should complement existing research at Leiden. A condition of the postdoc is that if a grant application is successful, the candidate will agree to be based at Leiden (pending agreement with the relevant institute and faculty). Projects will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria: • Relevance to the Global Interactions research themes; • Fit with existing Leiden research; • Inter- or multi-disciplinary promise in problem statement and methodology; • Scientific quality and innovative character. Expected results: • Submission of a NWO or ERC grant application directly following the postdoc end-date; • One refereed publication; • Participation in a work-in-progress seminar for the wider Leiden University community. LGI postdocs are required to present their ongoing work in a seminar series in the 2018 academic year. Postdocs will give a brief update of their progress and outline concrete conceptual and methodological issues that are part of their proposed projects. A senior researcher will then comment upon their work and other members of the academic community will be invited to give feedback and raise points of discussion. This exercise should be treated as a way to receive valuable feedback, while also honing presentation skills. In order to participate in a session, postdocs must have a substantial draft of their grant application ready to be circulated to the senior researcher/discussant for their session. The details of dates and times of seminars will be determined in September 2017. Selection criteria PhD degree (conferred by the postdoc start date) in a field listed above. Show a strong interest in cross-disciplinary methods and/or collaboration. New PhDs should have one or two peer-reviewed publications in hand or in process, and advanced postdocs should have an established publication record. Research at our Faculty/Institute Leiden Global Interactions (LGI) is a university research profile that involves the Faculties of the Humanities, Archaeology and Social Sciences at Leiden University. A central idea that unites the diverse research within this initiative is a shift away from a classical Weberian approach that views historical development (and modernization) as emanating from Europe and ‘the West’ to a truly global approach allowing for multiple perspectives in a multipolar world. This de-centering approach remains central to our mission in promoting innovative research on past, present, and emergent global forms and interconnections. Terms and conditions We offer support at two levels: I. a 6 month postdoc (0.6 fte) - New PhDs (up to 2 years beyond the PhD). Application target is the NWO VENI research grant (250,000 Euros for up to 4 years); II. a 12 month postdoc (0.6 fte) - Advanced postdocs (3 to 12 years beyond PhD). Application target is the NWO VIDI or ERC Starting/Consolidator research grant (800,000 – 2.75 million euros for 5 years). We offer a vibrant international academic environment, a diverse range expertise from scholars who have been on both sides of the grants process to aid you in your proposal development, and assistance from staff for budget development. During your appointment you will be supervised by an LGI coordinator and a professor in your area of expertise. We offer a part time, for 22.8 hours per week, fixed-term post from 1 November 2017 through April 2018 or through October 2018. Salary range, depending on education and work experience, from € 2,552.- to € 4,691.- (pay scale10/11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) gross per month, based on a full-time appointment. Leiden 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. More at http://www.workingat.leiden.edu/. Diversity Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Information Queries can be directed to dr. Priya Swamy, telephone +31(0)715272952, email p.swamy@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Useful links: GI Grants page http://www.research.leiden.edu/research-profiles/global/research-themes/lgi-grants-announcement.html#lgi-grant-writing-postdoc-06fte--international-call; Global Interactions (GI) www.lgi.leiden.edu; NWO grants scheme can be found at http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/innovational-research-incentives-scheme/index.html. Applications Applicants are asked to submit project proposals following the NWO scheme. Applications must be received no later than 1 September 2017. Applications should be in English, and be submitted vacatureslias@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you include in a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order: • Vacancy number; • Indicate consideration for 6 month or 12 month postdoc; • A written application following the VENI or VIDI application form (excluding budget - item 3) available at: - VENI application: http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/veni-2014-form.pdf and http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/innovational-research-incentives-scheme-veni---notes-copy.pdf; - VIDI application: http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/2014-vidi-form-def.pdf and http://media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/2014-vidi-notes-def1.pdf. Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.

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