Assistant Professor Economic and Social History (1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor Economic and Social History (1.0 FTE)

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22 Feb 1 Apr Utrecht

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The Faculty of Humanities is looking for an Assistant Professor Economic and Social History. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

Job description

The section of Economic and Social History aims to appoint an Assistant Professor as of 1 July 2022. The position involves 70% teaching and 30% research. The Assistant Professor will be involved in high-quality teaching and supervision tasks within the regular programmes as offered by the Department of History, on BA, MA and RMA level in a broad range of courses, possibly extending beyond the specific field of Economic and Social History. The Assistant Professor is expected to further develop his/her research agenda within the field of Economic and Social History, aiming for publications in leading journals, with a potential for attracting/securing research funding.


Utrecht University


The successful candidate will have:

  • a PhD in economic and social history or a related discipline;
  • a firm grounding in economic and social history, evidenced by a strong publication profile and ample teaching experience;
  • a focus on innovative research within the field of economic and social history, and preferably experience with internationally comparative research, in long-term perspective;
  • a demonstrated interest in the historical study of sustainability, such as the use of energy, or the (over)exploitation of natural resources;
  • demonstrable experience with teaching students to engage with contemporary social and economic problems in a historical perspective.

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 have not yet acquired 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 position (1.0 FTE) for a period of one year. In case of a good performance, permanent employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,746 and €5,127 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. 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). More information about 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.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1184592



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