Job – Assistant professor in Early Modern History, University of Amsterdam
The History Department at the University of Amsterdam is seeking candidates for a regular (vaste) position of Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Early Modern History, 1450-1800. Given the department’s desire to expand beyond its current geographical coverage, applicants with a research and teaching focus that include global, transnational and/or comparative approaches are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in social, cultural and urban history. Command of the Dutch language or a strong indication of being able to hone it in the near future is essential. The appointment will be temporary for two years. Positive assessment and evaluation can be expected to lead to a permanent appointment.
New staff members follow a full programme of professional integration and can expect significant feedback on their work. Additional didactical training is also part of the appointment. Based on the candidate’s educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration. The introductory programme includes earning the ‘basic teaching qualification’.
- Pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils;
- supervising BA and MA theses;
- active contribution to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes, regarding didactics and the contents of the programmes, and their evaluation;
- supervising and training students;
- taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out administrative tasks.
You can apply for this job until March 20, 2016.