Gepubliceerd op 13-05-2019

Full Professor of Contemporary History (1.0 FTE)

You will:
– provide leadership, motivation and supervision to the staff of the Con-temporary History chair group
– make a strong and inspiring contribution to the teaching programmes in History (including its development), at BA, MA and PhD levels
– supervise PhD theses

Job description

You will:
– provide leadership, motivation and supervision to the staff of the Con-temporary History chair group
– make a strong and inspiring contribution to the teaching programmes in History (including its development), at BA, MA and PhD levels
– supervise PhD theses
– coordinate and conduct research in the field
– acquire external funding for research
– perform administrative and organizational duties within and potentially outside the Faculty.


We encourage you to apply if you have:
– completed a PhD in the field of Contemporary History
– a track record of outstanding, internationally recognized research, with publications in leading journals in this field
– an outstanding international network
– demonstrated the ability to acquire external research funding and su-pervise/co-supervise PhD theses
– excellent leadership and organizational skills
– demonstrated excellent teaching skills and the ability to innovate; you successfully followed relevant didactic courses
– the ability to cooperate and work within a team
– excellent English language skills (C1 level of the CEFR) and you have a good knowledge of Dutch, or you are willing to learn this language to B2 level of the CEFR within two years
– the willingness to take up residence in or near the city of Groningen (within two years).

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
– a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For can-didates at full professor level, the salary ranges from a minimum of € 5,582 to a maximum of € 8,127 (salary scale Full Professor 2 Dutch Universities, as of 1 February 2019) gross per month for a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
– 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participa-tion in a pension scheme for employees
– a full-time position (1.0 FTE).

A (personality) assessment may be part of the procedure.

The new professor will start working in January 2020 (if possible) or as soon as possible afterwards.

How to apply
Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, your application should in-clude:
1. a covering letter including their view on how their research and teach-ing may benefit the department (max. 1000 words)
2. a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, teaching activities, fundraising activities and awarded projects, as well as managerial activi-ties
3. the names and contact details of two references.

You can submit your application until 9 June 11.59pm / before 10 June 2019 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).Interviews are planned on June 20 and June 21 2019. Shortlisted appli-cants will be notified before June 15, 2019.

A description of the chair can be obtained from the Office of the Faculty of Arts, Ms T. Oosterman, phone +31 50 3635834, email t.e.oosterman@rug.nl

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our Universi-ty. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruit-ment code (NVP), https://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and Europe-an Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of research-ers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

We acknowledge that talented prospective staff often have talented spouses or partners who also wish to further their Careers. For them we offer Dual-Career Support https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/that-is-why/dual-career-support/

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


Faculty of Arts

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher ed-ucation offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 31,000 stu-dents and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Being among the best research universities in Europe, and working alongside prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international centre of knowledge.

The Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the city of Groningen with more than 5,000 students and 700 staff members who are working at the frontiers of knowledge every day. The Faculty offers a wide range of degree programmes: 16 bachelor’s (BA) programmes and over 40 master’s (MA) tracks. Our research, which is internationally widely acclaimed, covers the following fields: Archaeology, Cultural Studies, His-tory, International Relations, Journalism, Language and Literary Studies, and Linguistics.

For more information, visit our website at www.rug.nl/let/

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen invites applications for the position of Full Professor of Contemporary History. The University of Groningen offers four History programmes: bachelor programme History, 1 year’s master programme History, 2-year’s research master Contemporary and International Relations and 2-year’s research master Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The new professor’s research will focus on one or more of the subdomains of Contemporary History (in a global perspective). The influx of freshmen in the bachelor programme is about 140 students per year, in the master around 30. The chair group consists of 9 permanent staff members (including the profes-sor), some temporary lecturers and a couple of PhD students.

Additional information

Prof. Gerry Wakker, Dean of the Faculty of Arts
+31 50 3635834
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