Research School for Economic and Social History


Assistant Professor Colonial Environmental History and Decolonial Futures (University of Amsterdam) – deadline 15 September 2024

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is looking for a colleague who will teach and conduct research on colonial environmental history, particularly on how intersections of colonisation and environmental extraction can inform imaginations of decolonial futures.

The Assistant Professor will provide education in the dynamic context of the History degree programmes at UvA with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods on these and related topics for both BA and MA students. The research will be part of the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies, one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. This position also aligns with the newly established Decolonial Futures research priority area (RPA), which brings together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and law with the aim of establishing what more just, decolonial futures could look like and how (competing) claims for reparative justice could be addressed to make these futures possible.

Applications should be submitted ultimately 15 September 2024.