Assistant Professor Cultural History (1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor Cultural History (1.0 FTE)

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5 May 24 May Utrecht

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Utrecht University's Faculty of Humanities is looking for a Assistant Professor Cultural History. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and appl

Job description

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint a full time Assistant Professor in Cultural History (1.0 FTE). The position relates to the period after 1500. 
Cultural History at Utrecht University is structured along three research domains: Transcultural Connections in Europe and the World, Uses of the Past, and Knowledge Practices. These groups take an interest in the Digital Humanities (text mining and network analysis), in the theory of (teaching) history and in such themes as postcolonialism, race, gender, the body, heritage, citizenship, public history, popular culture, (inter)nationalism, and the history of science & humanities.

Applicants will have to make clear how their profile fits with the research and teaching of the CH Group. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply, with experience of having worked toward inclusion and diversity in their career to date.


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The successful candidate will have:
  • a PhD degree in History or a related subject appropriate to carrying out cultural historical research and teaching;
  • experience in graduate and (research—led) post-graduate teaching, including setting up new courses and programmes that fit the curricular context;
  • a record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrate the ability to conduct research that is internationally acknowledged in terms of significance, originality and rigour;
  • a realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial historical problems and aimed at (co-)creating research projects;
  • a philosophy of teaching, presented in the letter of motivation;
  • the ambition to broadcast scholarly knowledge via a variety of outlets, directed to scholars as well as wider audiences, such as well-respected Open Access journals, podcasts, community engagement platforms, or alternative media;
  • a supportive attitude towards colleagues, with an open mind towards creative forms of exchange and cooperation, fostering diversity, and contributing to the academic life of the department.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) if they are not already in possession of one.

Candidates are expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English; non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. In case of a good performance, employment will be made permanent. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,746 and €5,826 (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. We offer a position, as from 1 November 2021 at the latest.

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). Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.


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 societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

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.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor; Education; Research, development, innovation
  • Language and culture
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5826 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1150704



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