Lecturer(s) Literatures in English

Lecturer(s) Literatures in English

Published Deadline Location
3 Jun 16 Jun Amsterdam
To strengthen the Chair of English Literature, we are looking for one or two lecturers with a PhD in English literature and experience in teaching at bachelor and/or master level.

Job description

The chair group English Literature provides a number of international programmes: the bachelor's programme Literature and Society, the master's programme English Literature in a Visual Culture, and the research master's programme Environmental Humanities. As a lecturer, you will teach courses such as Literary Theory, Creative Writing, Diasporic Literature, and supervise theses and internships at the bachelor and master level. You will contribute to the development and improvement of our teaching programme. You keep track of publications in your field and integrate insights from recent academic literature into the curriculum. In addition, you fulfil management and administrative tasks such as participation in team meetings and membership of the education or examination committee. Your appointment consists of 90% teaching and 10% administration and management.

More information about our BA programme: https://vu.nl/en/education/bachelor/literature-and-society/track/literature-and-society-english.

More information about our MA programme: https://vu.nl/en/education/master/literary-studies/curriculum.


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)


Suitable candidates meet the following requirements:
  • you have a PhD in the field of English literature
  • you are an experienced, enthusiastic and skilled in academic teaching, as is clear from teaching evaluations
  • you are in possession of the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO), or are willing to obtain this within the foreseeable future
  • you have some experience in supervising bachelor's and master's theses
  • you are a team player and are willing to contribute to activities of the English Literature group
  • you have an excellent command of English, preferably also of Dutch

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 year.

We offer a temporary appointment for 3 to 5 years with a possible probationary period of 1 year, starting 15 August 2024.

The salary, depending on education and experience, amounts to a minimum of € 4.332 and a maximum of € 5.929 (scale 11) gross per month on a full-time basis. The position fits the UFO profile Docent 3, for a total of 0.7fte, to be divided between one or two lecturers.

We also offer you attractive fringe benefits and regulations. Some examples:
  • a full-time 38-hour working week comes with a holiday leave entitlement of 232 hours per year. If you choose to work 40 hours, you have 96 extra holiday leave hours on an annual basis. For part-timers, this is calculated pro rata.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Faculty of Humanities
At the Faculty of Humanities we explore the world around us through the study of language, history and philosophy. Three multidisciplinary departments make up the faculty: Language, Literature and Communication; Art & Culture, History and Antiquity; and Philosophy. We call this Humanities+.The plus stands for being open to new ideas, transcending disciplinary boundaries, searching for innovative teaching methods and small-scale personalised classroom environments.

We tackle complex social problems that demand a broad transdisciplinary approach. An approach that inspires us to learn from each other by moving across academic boundaries. Together we enrich our knowledge and creativity. Together we can find solutions that make a positive contribution to society.

Are you interested in joining Humanities? You will be joining an inspiring and personal working environment. Together with your 340 colleagues you will help provide top quality teaching and research.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam stands for values-driven education and research. We are open-minded experts with the ability to think freely. - a broader mind. Maintaining an entrepreneurial perspective and concentrating on diversity, significance and humanity, we work on sustainable solutions with social impact. By joining forces, across the boundaries of disciplines, we work towards a better world for people and planet. Together we create a safe and respectful working and study climate, and an inspiring environment for education and research. Learn more about our codes of conduct

We are located on one physical campus, in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas business district, with excellent location and accessibility. Over 6,150 staff work at the VU and over 31,000 students attend academic education.

Diversity is the driving force of the VU. The VU wants to be accessible and receptive to diversity in disciplines, cultures, ideas, nationalities, beliefs, preferences and worldviews. We believe that trust, respect, interest and differences lead to new insights and innovation, to sharpness and clarity, to excellence and a broader understanding.

Additional information

Are you excited about this position and think your knowledge and skills fit the profile? If so, please apply using the application button no later than 16 June 2024, 23:59. Remember to upload your curriculum vitae and motivation letter.

Job interviews will take place in the first half of July.

The submission of a doctoral degree and two reference checks are part of the application procedure.

Applications received by e-mail will not be considered.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.


  • Lecturer
  • Language and culture
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 4108


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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Make sure to apply no later than 16 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).