Lecturer Gender and Postcolonial Studies

Lecturer Gender and Postcolonial Studies

Published Deadline Location
13 Mar 14 Apr Utrecht

You cannot apply for this job anymore (deadline was 14 Apr 2024).

Browse the current job offers or choose an item in the top navigation above.

Are you our new lecturer in Gender Studies and Postcolonial Studies? Join our international and interdisciplinary team, and engage with our committed students.

Job description

The Department of Media and Culture Studies is seeking a lecturer with a profile in Gender Studies and Postcolonial Studies.

Your job
We are looking for candidates who can teach in English as well as Dutch, especially at the BA level in the Gender Studies minor (Politics of Representation, Visuality and Technology) and the Postcolonial Studies minor (Postcolonial Configurations: Gender, Race and Culture, Postcolonial Europe) and in specific courses of the BA Media and culture (Gender, Intersectionality and Cultural Critique) BA Communicatie- en informatiewetenschappen (Culturele representaties, Digitale identiteit) and BA Taal- en cultuurstudies (Sporen van migratie in geschiedenis, taal en cultuur / Historisch en cultuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek naar racisme en uitsluiting).

Teaching seminar groups is the main part of your job; you will do this as part of a team and under the guidance of a course coordinator. As a seminar teacher, you will also be responsible for grading tests and assignments.

Although we look for lecturers who are broadly applicable, we will determine by mutual agreement which courses best fit your background and knowledge.

We ask you to look closely at the educational offerings of the programmes mentioned above and clearly indicate in your motivation letter which programmes and which courses you are ideally suited for.


Utrecht University


For this position, we are looking for committed and enthusiastic colleagues with a heart for education.
  • You enjoy being part of a team and are open to collaborating in various contexts, sharing knowledge and experiences and contributing to an open, inclusive and collegial atmosphere.
  • You are able to convey your knowledge to students in an enthusiastic manner.
  • You would like to (further) improve your skills in teaching.
  • You can plan and organise your work well.
  • You can deal with moments of peak workload.

More specifically, the following requirements apply:
  • You have completed an MA or RMA in a field relevant to this position.
  • Preferably you have teaching experience or experience guiding groups.
  • Your command of at least the English language and preferably the Dutch language at level C1. This is relevant because we provide education in both languages, and because we work with an international group of students and staff. We offer courses to help employees reach the appropriate language level.
  • If you do not yet have a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch: Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO), you will be expected to obtain it in the first two years of your appointment.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
  • a position for four years;
  • a working week of 28 hours and a gross monthly salary between €3,226 and €5,090 in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 10 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU));
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

Within the scope of the position you get 10% of your time to spend on professional development. Candidates who have not yet obtained the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/ BKO), are expected to use their development time to do so within two years.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.


Universiteit Utrecht

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 1,100 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 centre of Utrecht, where the faculty is located, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

The department of Media and Culture Studies has a staff with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views. As a department, we are committed to support our staff and their development and we foster various forms of interdisciplinary collaboration and team-based teaching and research. We study a wide range of media as well as cultural and artistic expressions, also in their intermedial relations. We interpret culture as a dynamic combination of artistic, creative, and everyday activities that people use to shape their identities, and within which social processes, structures and institutions are shaped. We welcome colleagues who can further strengthen the diversity of perspectives and backgrounds in our department.


  • Education; Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 24—28 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 3708



Muntstraat 2A, 3512EV, Utrecht

View on Google Maps

Interesting for you