Postdoctoral researcher on the Social Impact of Art [closing 24May2021]

Country: Netherlands;

City: Amsterdam

Vacancy added: 24.05.2021

Employer: University of Amsterdam; Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Psychology

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

For whom: For researchers;

 

ARTIS will address the need to capture, assess, and harness the societal impact of the arts by providing novel methodological tools, and building bridges among scientists and artists. Within the project, you will have the opportunity to work closely together with other consortium members and other collaborators of the PI, including the University of Vienna, Humboldt University of Berlin, Royal Holloway University of London, University of Oxford, and University of California Berkeley.

The current project is about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their role as social actors or agents of social change. Some of the questions we are asking are: Does art influence the way we think and feel about current societal issues (e.g., inequality, prejudice, environmental crisis)? Through what phycological mechanisms can art induce social and cultural change? What contextual factors may contribute or act as barriers to art’s transformative potential? You are expected to build on your own strengths and methodological expertise to investigate the societal impact of the arts.

You will work with Dr Eftychia Stamkou at the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam, which is ranked 15th in the QS World University Rankings. The University of Amsterdam has access to state-of-the-art research facilities to implement and coordinate the proposed research. You will report the research results at project meetings, conferences, and in international journals.

To be able to perform this position successfully, you have:

  • a PhD in Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Neuroscience, or equivalent programme;
  • a research profile fitting the research project described above;
  • high-quality publications in international, peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • passion for research and a demonstrable interest in the topic of the project;
  • strong methodological and statistical skills;
  • strong writing skills;
  • excellent English proficiency.
 
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