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We are looking for a candidate whose teaching and research will focus on environmental history in the early modern or modern period (any geographical area). The assistant professor will be embedded in the Cultural History section. Therefore we invite scholars whose work engages with, for example, the cultural reception of environmental change, attitudes towards nature, the cultural foundations of sustainability and environmentalism, entanglements of humans and the ecosystem, and the production of knowledge of the environment and nature. We welcome scholars whose research complements the existing strengths of the Cultural History group (see our website for more detail) and of the newly founded Utrecht Centre for Environmental Humanities, which studies the meanings, values, and ethics defining society’s engagement with the environment. Other themes of the Utrecht Centre for Environmental Humanities include (climate, racial and gender) justice, environmental politics, the politics of knowledge production in the environmental domain, and the role of the environment in public memory, representation, and heritage.
If appointed, we would expect you to teach topics linked to your research area in our Master's programme in Cultural History, and to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum. This is a teaching-intensive position (70% teaching - 30% research).
The successful candidate will have:
Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if they are not already in possession of one. Candidates are expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English within 2 years.
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.
Domplein 29, 3512 JE, Utrecht
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