Assistant Professor in Cultural History (1.0 FTE) – Universiteit Utrecht
The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint a fulltime Assistant Professor (UD2) in Cultural History
This is a teaching intensive position (70% teaching – 30% research). Due to a large influx of Dutch-language students, the candidate is expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English.
- a PhD degree in History or a related discipline;
- experience teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, including teaching outside your area of expertise;
- a clear teaching philosophy;
- an interest to engage with stakeholders and wider audiences to co-create knowledge and to assist in developing the impact of research beyond the university sector;
- the ability to play a role in the management of the section or the department, and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department;
- language proficiency in both Dutch and English.
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.
Conditions of 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.
The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 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 center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.
Cultural History is one of the most interdisciplinary groups at the History and Art History department: we are trained as historians, but also bring expertise in archaeology, philosophy, philology, and journalism. Together we study the ways in which people produce culture (through institutions, bodies, and networks), circulate it (through education, books, newspapers, images, and digital media), and reproduce it (through memory practices and heritage politics). Our outlook is international, placing the cultural history of Europe and the Netherlands in a global context of interconnectivity. Our group is clustered in three groups: Uses of the Past (studying the production of heritage and memory in contemporary and past societies), Knowledge Practices (exploring the cultural dimensions and networks defining knowledge production and expertise), and Transcultural Connections (analysing and reflecting on the circulation of culture across the globe and societal impact of (post)colonialism). The group plays a central role in three MA programs and the BA education of the department. We also collaborate with other groups across Utrecht University (e.g., Descartes Centre and Graduate School of Teaching).