Gepubliceerd op 08-01-2015

Vacature: 3 Senior Researchers-Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis

As of March 1st, 2015, there will be an opening in the research department of the IISH for: 

Three Senior Researchers (m/f)

(4-5 days a week)
(4 years, with possibility of tenure)

Job description:

Developing, carrying out, publishing and supervising global labour history research at a high academic level, contributing to the development of the institute’s research program and it’s leadership in the field
Acquiring external funding for research
Contributing to the institute’s value to society by taking part in public discussions, writing for a non-academic audience, etc.

Requirements: Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


PHD in History or Social Sciences
Significant research experience in an area relevant to our research program
Demonstrable success in producing research of the highest standards as evidenced in publications in high ranking journals in the relevant fields
Demonstrable knowledge of scholarly literature and theoretical approaches to global labour history, including regional, transregional  and transcontinental comparisons and connections, and application of this knowledge to personal academic research
Experience with data-based methods and computer analysis, and application of this knowledge to personal academic research
Experience in research on non-European regions
Demonstrated ability to write successful research grant applications


Knowledge of advanced digital humanities methodologies
Networks in one or more non-western regions
For one of the three positions: expertise on labour and labour relations in the Netherlands after 1945 in a comparative perspective

Skills and abilities


High level of proficiency in English, sufficient to undertake research, to present results and to communicate effectively with colleagues
Demonstrated ability to write for and talk to a non-academic audience
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to work well within international teams and networks
Ability to work well with co-workers like software developers, administrators etc.
Ability to supervise other researchers


Proficiency in one or more non-European languages
Good project-management skills
Ability to communicate to a non-academic audience

Appointment and salary:

The gross salary ranges from € 3.950,- to € 5.070,- (scale 12 CAO-Dutch Universities) based on a full working week (38 hours) and depending on relevant work experience.
The IISH offers an extensive package of fringe benefits, such as 8,3% year-end bonus, 8% holiday pay, a good pension scheme, 6 weeks holiday on an annual basis and the possibility to buy or sell vacation hours.

To apply:

Please submit applications (letter and CV) before  February 8 2015 to 3research@iisg.nl, attention Marjoleine Cornelissen Cornelissen  (head Human Resources & Facilities) with the subject line 3 Senior Researchers. Further information can be obtained from the Director of Research, Leo Lucassen (llu@iisg.nl) or via tel. (0031)-(0)20-6685866.
You can find more information about IISH on the website: http://socialhistory.org.

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