Gepubliceerd op 17-03-2022

Assistant Professor in Medieval History (1.0 FTE)

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint a fulltime Assistant Professor in Medieval History. The Section Medieval History is renowned for its expertise in the study of the Early Middle Ages. In the Netherlands this focus is unique among the six universities doing medieval research. To maintain this position, we are looking for an Assistant Professor in Medieval History with a proven track record in research on the early Middle Ages, but who is nevertheless able to teach all of the medieval period.


The successful candidate will have:

  • a PhD degree in early medieval history;
  • the ability to play a role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department;
  • a supportive attitude towards colleagues, with an open mind towards creative forms of exchange and cooperation, contributing to the academic life of the department;
  • a track record in research in early medieval history;
  • wide experience in teaching medieval history.

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.


We offer a position (1.0 FTE) for a period of one year, as from 1 August 2022 at the latest. In case of a good performance, the employment will become permanent. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience  – ranges between €3,821 and €5,943 (scale 11-12 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). For more information: working at Utrecht University.


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.


For more information please contact Prof M. Mostert (Professor of Medieval History), via m.mostert@uu.nl.
Het KNHG is de grootste organisatie van professionele historici in Nederland. Het biedt een platform aan de ruim 1100 leden en aan de historische gemeenschap als geheel. Word lid van het KNHG.
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