Gepubliceerd op 24-03-2015

Vacancy: Lecturer Contemporary History, Leiden University. Deadline 20 April 2015

Faculty of Humanities, department of History has a vacancy for a:

Lecturer Contemporary History (1.0 fte)
Vacancy number: 15-090

We invite the application of creative and productive researchers, with a strong record of internationally visible publications, an outspoken research agenda, and a proven talent for teaching. Starting date: Augustus 1, 2015.

Key responsibilities

• Teaching of courses in contemporary political-cultural history and international studies in Dutch and English at BA and MA levels, and developing this curriculum;
• Supervision of BA and MA theses (History and International Studies);
• Dutch language skills or the willingness to acquire these within two years allowing teaching in Dutch from the third year onwards;
• Developing an independent research profile and seeking connections with Leiden-based research initiatives;
• Acquiring funds for academic research;
• Course co-ordination and a share in departmental administrative responsibilities.

Selection criteria

• A PhD in History;
• Current research themes in post-1945 European political history;
• Ample experience with primary sources is required; archival experience is appreciated.
• Additional language skills and regional expertise are appreciated;
• Experience in teaching at various levels and in various formats (seminars, lectures);
• The proven ability to include comparative European and global themes in teaching.
Leiden University aims to closely relate teaching and research; for this position the research agenda may be quite specialised, but teaching needs to address key themes of post-1945 European and/or global history.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

About our organisation
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. Our faculty is home to more than 6.000 students and 800 staff members. For more information, see http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl.

The Leiden Institute for History is one of the six research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The institute is responsible for the main part of the historical research carried out at Leiden University, see http://www.hum.leiden.edu/history/

Leiden University is an equal opportunity employer: we welcome applicants bringing greater diversity to our faculty.

Terms and conditions
We offer an appointment for 38 hours per week in temporary employment for two years, with the intention of extension of two years and tenure thereafter. Extension is contingent on the performance of the candidate; tenure is contingent on the performance of the candidate as well as on the general situation (numbers of students, finances) of the Leiden History Department.

Salary ranges from € 3.324,- to € 5.171,- gross per month (pay scale 11/12) for a full working week, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Depending on qualifications, the appointee may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until s/he fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end- of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Chair of Modern History Prof. Dr Jeroen Duindam: j.f.j.duindam@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

The deadline is Monday April 20, 2015, 9:00 AM (Dutch time). To apply for this vacancy, please send your application as a single PDF file (with your surname as file name) to: vacaturesgeschiedenis@hum.leidenuniv.nl consisting of:

• A cover letter;
• A CV;
• A current research plan (max 1000 words) and a key publication (pdf or link);
• A course outline for a BA second or third-year seminar (max. 1000 words);
• Course evaluations (if available);
• Names and contact details of two referees.

Job interviews will be planned in the first or second week of May 2015. Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to prepare a ca. 30 minute presentation, reflecting their research interests but intended for a BA 2-3 student audience.

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