Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Teaching Related to Origins of Life

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Department Name: 
Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
Street Line 1: 
Science Park 904
Street Line 3: 
1098 XH
1098 XH
Job Announcement Text: 

We seek to fulfil a tenure-track teaching faculty position (UD) in interdisciplinary origins of life, in strong connection with the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API). We are looking for a candidate who would like to teach across science programs and conduct research programs in the areas of origins of life.

The candidate will coordinate and contribute to the development of a faculty-wide initiative called InterSpecials that is to be implemented across the research and teaching areas of the Faculty of Science (FNWI) at University of Amsterdam (UvA). The InterSpecial initiative is an educational innovation, aimed to teach students both interdisciplinary skills and specialized expertise. The Origins InterSpecial acts as pilot and focuses on the interdisciplinary origins-of-life theme. The applicant will be requested to develop a pedagogical framework for this origin(s)-of-life initiative, as well as to develop new teaching methods and trajectories, and to mentor students through the interdisciplinary learning line. The applicant is also expected to develop their own research within the origins initiative and coordinate it with other researchers in an interdisciplinary framework. The educational duties will cover about 50% of the work. The remaining 50% are dedicated to active research of the UD, in any of the areas associated with the Origin-of-life theme.

We particularly encourage applications from prospective members who can enhance the diversity of backgrounds and ideas in our group. The FNWI is committed to diversity in all its forms and is committed to be inclusive.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Carsten Dominik
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jean-Michel Désert, Annemieke Petrignani, and/or Carsten Dominik
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Teaching Related to Origins of Life