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Utrecht University is searching for candidates for a professorship of Cultural History per 1 September 2022. The Chair is part of the section of Cultural History of the Department of History and Art History. Cultural History in Utrecht is practiced in the broadest possible sense – thematically, geographically, and chronologically (covering the period from early modern to modern). Research and teaching related to digital history, history of knowledge (including the history of knowledge institutions), heritage studies and public history, and the integration of social and cultural history. The Chair of Cultural History will make a significant contribution to the study of one or more of these fields and will participate in Utrecht University’s strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies and/or other interdisciplinary research hubs, such as the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science and the Humanities.
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The department is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome all employees who contribute to the diversity of our faculty through their unique background and perspective.
We offer a 1.0 FTE tenured position in an inspiring and lively academic environment, with enthusiastic and committed colleagues and excellent facilities in Utrecht’s historic centre. The appointment as professor is initially for five years. After positive evaluation, the appointment will be turned into a permanent one. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €5,843 and €8,508 (scale H2 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.
The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.
Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht
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