Gepubliceerd op 23-02-2021

Assistant Professor of Ancient History

As Assistant Professor of Ancient History you will be part of the Department of History, Art History and Classics and participate at all levels of its educational programme (in Dutch and English). You will teach BA/MA courses in the History programme, with emphasis on Ancient History, as well as BA courses in Medieval History. You will play an important role in the English track of the Bachelor’s programme in History. At the Master’s degree level, you will participate in the English-taught specialisation in ‘Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds’. You will also supervise students writing their papers and theses. You will participate in educational support tasks and actively contribute to the renewal of the History curriculum.
You are expected to have an active interest in research, which should be reflected in new initiatives, acquisition of external funding, and involvement in the faculty research programme and in the Ancient and Medieval History expertise group. Your research must align with the research objectives of the expertise group and the central themes of one of the research groups within RICH. You will participate in and chair working groups, committees and/or project groups within the department or faculty.


  • A postdoctoral historian who is demonstrably familiar with and has special expertise in the field of Ancient History. You should be able to establish good working relationships with other staff members of the Ancient and Medieval History expertise group.
  • Several years of teaching experience at BA and MA levels and the willingness to actively participate in educational reforms.
  • Basic university teaching qualification (BKO) or an equivalent qualification, or the willingness and ability to obtain this qualification within two years.
  • An international network of academic contacts and ambitions in the field of research, as evidenced by publications and initiatives.
  • Experience in supervising theses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
  • A Cambridge Certificate in English, or the willingness to obtain this certificate in the foreseeable future.
  • Dutch is your native language or you are prepared to master the Dutch language at least at C2 level within two years.
  • The following competences: conceptual ability, social awareness, presentation, result focus, and initiative.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: one year, with the possibility of permanent employment.

  • Employment:  0.8 FTE.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,826 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 12).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate’s qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: one year, with the possibility of permanent employment.
  • The intended start date is 1 August 2021.
  • 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.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.


Radboud University
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Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts employs over 500 academic and support staff in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, linguistics and communication. Research is embedded in one of the two faculty research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) or the Radboud Institute for Culture and History (RICH). The faculty currently enrols some 2,400 students 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 want to be a diverse and inclusive organisation, which is why we aim to create a culturally diverse staff.

Additional information
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. Stephan Mols, Director of Eduction, Department of History, Art History and Classics
Email: s.mols@let.ru.nl


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