Gepubliceerd op 20-07-2015

Job – Assistant Professor Political History, Utrecht University

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint an assistant professor in twentieth-century political history. Applicants should be specialised in European political history. A proven record in fields such as the history of democratisation and citizenship or the history of revolutions and political violence is an added value. Experience with research from a comparative or transnational perspective in a wide range of sources is an advantage.

Applicants should be able to show how their research work will complement that of existing staff in the Political History group and further contribute to the group’s research focus. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

The position carries an initial 70% teaching load and 30% research time.


The successful candidate will have:

  • experience with teaching for undergraduate students at all levels;
  • a PhD degree in political history or a related discipline;
  • ability to contribute to research-led postgraduate courses and to assist in the recruitment of postgraduate students;
  • a record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrate the ability to conduct research which is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour;
  • a realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial historical problems and aiming for publications in leading journals, and holding the promise of winning external funding for research;
  • readiness to engage with non-academic research users and to assist in developing the impact of historical research beyond the university sector;
  • ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) if they are not already in possession of one.

Candidates are expected to be versatile in both Dutch and English; non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.

Conditions of employment

The initial appointment, as from 1 November 2015, will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to excellent performance, this will be followed by a permanent position. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from € 3.324,- to € 4.551,- for a full time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) scale 11 for Dutch Universities.

Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities.

The application deadline is 16 August 2015.

More information.

A profile description of the political history group is available at the group’s website. Enquiries can be made to prof. dr. Leen Dorsman (L.J.Dorsman@uu.nl).

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