Temporary Lecturer History of International Relations (0.7 FTE)

Temporary Lecturer History of International Relations (0.7 FTE)

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10 May 1 Jun Utrecht

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Job description

The Department of History and Art History is looking for a temporary lecturer in the History of International Relations (HIR). Teaching experience is a requirement and international teaching experience an advantage. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching both the Bachelor's track and the Master's programmes International Relations (consisting of the Master's programme International Relations in Historical Perspective and the Master's programme Conflict Studies and Human Rights) as well as to more general introductory courses within the department. Most of the HIR course work focuses on the second half of the twentieth century up to the present, but the ability to draw longer historical lines is encouraged. Please bear in mind that this position does not include research time.

Teaching and research in the HIR group (chaired by Prof. Dr. Jolle Demmers) is centred around three themes: Conflict and Security; Europe in the World; and Global and Imperial Relations. Applicants are requested to demonstrate how their past performance is relevant to one or several of these themes. At the same time, candidates are expected to teach on a wide range of subjects, including those beyond their own expertise, as well as assuming administrative tasks, and participate in curriculum design, course coordination and thesis supervision.


Utrecht University


The successful candidate will have
  • experience teaching undergraduate students and a commitment to thesis and internship supervision;
  • a PhD degree or far advanced PhD trajectory in international history or a related discipline;
  • research expertise in the History of International Relations or a related discipline;
  • the ability to contribute to research-led postgraduate courses;
  • the ability to contribute 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) within two years 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.
Candidates must meet the conditions set by the IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) for working in the Netherlands. You can find these conditions via this link.

Conditions of employment

This is a position of 0.7 FTE for the duration of 3-4 years. The minimum gross salary is €2,790 and the maximum gross salary is €5,127 (scale 10-11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at a full-time employment.

Besides that, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %. Utrecht University also has an appealing package of terms of employment, including the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and an excellent pension scheme. More information on working at Utrecht University can be found here.


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.

More information about the History of International Relations section can be found here.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor; Education; Research, development, innovation
  • Language and culture
  • max. 28 hours per week
  • €2790—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1151329



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