Lecturer in Political History

Lecturer in Political History

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13 Mar 10 Apr Utrecht

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Come join the dynamic, fast-growing Political History group in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University as a lecturer!

Job description

We are looking for applicants specialised in contemporary political history who can contribute to teaching, research, as well as organisation and outreach of the section of political history within the department of History and Art History.

Your job
As a lecturer in the Political History section of the Department of History and Art History, you will be responsible for teaching a wide range of courses at all levels of the BA Geschiedenis and the BA History.

You will be responsible for teaching broad survey courses such as “Introduction to Ancient History” or “Contemporary History,” more theoretical- and skills-focused courses such as “Theory of History” and “Writing Skills for Historians,” and thesis and internship supervision.

Teaching a seminar group will form the largest part of your work, and you will do this in a team and under the supervision of a course coordinator. As a seminar group teacher, you are also responsible for marking assignments and exams. Together with your colleagues, you provide small-scale and activating education and guide students in their learning process. Although we look for teachers who are versatile, we determine in consultation with you, which courses best suit your background and knowledge.


Utrecht University


For this position, we are looking for committed colleagues with a passion for education. You enjoy being part of a team and are open to collaboration in various contexts, sharing knowledge and experiences and contributing to an open, inclusive, and collegial atmosphere. Furthermore, you:
  • are able to convey your knowledge to students in an enthusiastic way;
  • would like to further develop your teaching skills;
  • can plan and organise your work well;
  • can handle moments of peak workload well.

More specifically, the following requirements apply:
  • You have completed an MA or RMA in History.
  • You are fully proficient in Dutch and English (minimum C1 level for both). Only candidates proficient in both languages will be considered.

Within this position, 10% of your time is available to spend on development. If you do not yet have a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO), you are expected to obtain this within your development time in the first two years of your employment.

The department is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome employees who contribute to the diversity of our faculty through their unique backgrounds and perspectives. Since our department includes education in both Dutch and English, candidates are expected to be proficient in both languages.

Candidates from abroad must fulfil the conditions set by the IND to work in the Netherlands.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
  • a job for a maximum of four years, starting 15 August 2024;
  • a working week of 28 hours and a gross monthly salary between €4,332 and €5,929 in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 11 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU);
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.


Universiteit Utrecht

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 strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 1,100 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 centre of Utrecht, where the faculty is located, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

The faculty strives for diversity among its employees and students and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, as can be read in Utrecht University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

The core values of the faculty for Humanities are professionalism, transparency, responsibility, connectedness and safety. These values apply to everyone and we uphold these values in our work and in our communication with each other and with others.


  • Education; Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 24—28 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • University graduate
  • 3710



Drift 6, 3512BS, Utrecht

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