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International PhD Position in Critical Audiovisual Heritage, Netherlands

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International PhD Position in Critical Audiovisual Heritage, Netherlands

The Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) are currently accepting applications from talented and motivated students for the academic session 2024/2025.

The educational program is rewarding and supports students worldwide who wish to participate in a PhD degree programme at the university.

The University of Amsterdam stands as the largest educational institution in the Netherlands, boasting a diverse array of degree programs. With a vibrant community of 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members, and 3,000 doctoral candidates, the university fosters an environment dedicated to intellectual curiosity and exploration. Situated in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty nurtures strong bonds with various cultural institutions throughout the capital city, enhancing its international profile and fostering collaborative endeavors.

Application Deadline: 28 April 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Amsterdam
  • Department: Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM)
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Temporary employment contract for 48 months
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in: Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities are eligible
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the University of Amsterdam, specifically focusing on critical audiovisual heritage and archiving.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Hold a completed Master’s degree in Arts & Humanities with an emphasis on critical audiovisual heritage and/or archiving, or provide a signed letter from their supervisor stating they will graduate before 01 August 2024.
  • Demonstrate excellent research skills through an outstanding Master’s thesis and the promise to develop a track record of publishing in high-ranking journals and/or with leading presses.
  • Possess a strong cooperative attitude and willingness to engage in collaborative research.
  • Show enthusiasm for communicating academic research to non-academic audiences.
  • Have familiarity with marginalised collections, including but not limited to (post)colonial, subcultural, and community-driven archiving initiatives, and/or questions of restitution/repatriation.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with or a demonstrable interest in Critical (Digital) Heritage approaches, involving a collaborative, community-driven component.
  • Have a good command of English and other languages relevant to the archival research laid out in the PhD project proposal.

Please note that candidates who already hold a doctorate/PhD or are working towards obtaining a similar degree elsewhere will not be admitted to a doctoral programme at the University of Amsterdam.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to submit the following information in one PDF by uploading it in the required field ‘CV’:

  • A letter and full academic CV
  • A list of all Master-level modules taken, with an official transcript of grades
  • A research proposal of 800-1000 words, demonstrating how the candidate would approach the project
  • The names and email addresses of two references, including the advisor, who may be approached by the selection committee.
  • Applicants must complete the online application form to achieve this funding programme.


  • Temporary employment contract for 48 months, with a starting date of 01 September 2024.
  • Salary ranging from €2,770 to €3,539 gross per month, depending on relevant experience.
  • Tuition fee waiver for PhD candidates.
  • Free access to courses offered by the Graduate School of Humanities and the Dutch National Research Schools.
  • Opportunities for further professional development and education.
  • An inspiring academic and international work environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

For further questions about the position or the department, please contact Dr. Asli Ozgen ([email protected]) or Dr. Christian Olesen ([email protected]) during office hours.

Applications will be accepted until 28 April 2024, and the first round of interviews is expected to be held in May 2024.

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