Gepubliceerd op 04-03-2024

Temporary lecturer in Economic and Social History – Utrecht University

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint a temporary lecturer in Economic and Social History.

You will be involved in high-quality teaching and supervision tasks within the regular programmes offered by the Economic and Social History group on the BA and MA level. Candidates are expected to teach a wide range of subjects, including those beyond their own expertise.


  • Experience teaching undergraduate students and a commitment to thesis supervision and internships;
  • a clear teaching philosophy, which should be elaborated on in the motivation letter;
  • holding or willingness to obtain within two years, the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (UTQ; in Dutch: Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO).
  • the ambition and ability to contribute fully to the academic life of the research group and the department;
  • during the first year of employment, most courses will be taught in Dutch. As a result, only candidates who can immediately teach in Dutch will be considered.

The department is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome employees who contribute to the diversity of our faculty through their unique backgrounds and perspective. Since our department includes education in both Dutch and English, candidates are expected to be proficient in both languages.

Candidates from abroad must fulfill the conditions set by the IND to work in the Netherlands.

We offer:

  • a contract for three or four years, depending on previous UU contracts, starting 1 August 2024;
  • a working week of 28 hours and a gross monthly salary between €4,332 and €5,929 in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 11 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU);
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.

Additional information

For more information, please contact Dr Corinne Boter at c.a.boter@uu.nl.

The application deadline is 29 March 2024.

Interviews with invited candidates are scheduled to take place in Utrecht (Drift 6) on 12 April, with an option to hold them via MS Teams in case the candidate lives outside of the Netherlands.

Candidates for this vacancy will be recruited by Utrecht University.

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