Assistant Professor of Economic History

Assistant Professor of Economic History

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28 Sep 21 Oct Nijmegen

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Job description

Will you be joining our expertise group in Economic, Social and Demographic History? We are looking for a colleague who can teach Economic History covering Early Modern and Contemporary History, whose research interests complement  our section's expertise and include at least one of the following topics: economic history in relation to life course and the family; financial aspects of slavery and slave trade; the history of inequality from a micro-perspective; digital humanities. 

As an assistant professor you will be part of the Department of History, Art History and Classics and you will participate in its educational programme at all levels, both in Dutch and English. You will teach in Dutch- and English-taught BA programmes in History, providing specialised courses in the field of Economic, Social and Demographic History, as well as general courses. At the Master's level, you will participate in the Dutch-taught specialisation in Geschiedenis & Actualiteit as well as in the Research Master's programme in Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies. You will supervise students writing their papers and theses, participate in educational support activities such as tutoring, and actively contribute to the further development of the curriculum.

As a researcher, your research will be embedded in the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). You are a productive and active researcher who develops research projects, writes, publishes and collaborates on themes that contribute to the central questions of the expertise group, the Radboud Group for Historical Demography and Family History, and RICH in general. You will seek external funding and will engage in public engagement activities. You will participate in working groups, committees and/or project groups within the department, programme or faculty. 


Radboud University


  • You hold a PhD in the field of Economic History.
  • You have research ambitions, as evidenced by publications, funding applications and initiatives.
  • You are able to establish innovative connections with other staff members of the expertise group in both research and teaching.
  • You have a national and international network of academic contacts.
  • You have demonstrable experience in reaching out to a non-academic audience.
  • You have undergraduate and graduate teaching experience and have contributed to curriculum development.
  • You have experience with supervising undergraduate and graduate theses.
  • You have a formal basic qualification in academic teaching (UTQ, for example the Dutch BKO), or are committed and able to obtain one within two years.
  • Dutch is your native language, or you are committed to master the Dutch language at C2 level within four years.
  • You hold a Cambridge Certificate (CPE2 level) in English or equivalent, or you are committed to obtain this certificate in the foreseeable future.
  • You have the following competences: conceptual capacity, environmental orientation, presentational skills, result orientation, and resourcefulness.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 18 months.

  • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,807 and a maximum of €5,922 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11 or 12). 
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1,5 years with perspective on a permanent position after positive evaluation.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Additional employment conditions Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


The Faculty of Arts is committed to producing knowledge with a significant scientific and social impact. With over 500 academic and support staff, we teach and conduct research in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, and linguistics and communication, using innovative methodologies and working in close collaboration between the disciplines. Our research is embedded in two research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). We currently have approximatively 2,500 students, enrolled in three departments: the Department of History, Art History and Classics, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Department of Language and Communication. We aim to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world, which is why we especially seek applications from candidates who bring diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills that will be assets to our study programmes and research profiles. 
Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Language and culture
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3807—€5922 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1170784



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