Gepubliceerd op 13-04-2016

Vacature: Assistant professor of Ancient History bij de Universiteit van Amsterdam

 The History Department of the Faculty of Humanities is seeking candidates for a regular (vaste) position of Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Ancient History. Applicants should be all-round ancient historians and active researchers with a well-developed publication record and capable of bringing their research experience to the classroom and to the supervision of BA and MA students. Excellent command of the Dutch language and a good command of English are required.

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’ (BKO).



  • The development, coordination and provision of teaching, in the BA and MA programmes of History and ACASA, in the area of ancient history;
  • conducting independent research in the history of Graeco-Roman antiquity, resulting in academic publications;
  • pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils;
  • supervising BA and MA theses in the field of ancient history;
  • 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 coaching students;
  • taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out administrative tasks.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced and enthusiastic ancient historian with a broad knowledge of Graeco-Roman history. He/she preferably has a special interest in the social and cultural history of the ancient world, in urban history and/or in the reception of antiquity, but other interests are not excluded.


  • University degree in History or Classics with a Master or doctoraal in Ancient History. PhD in Ancient History by the date of the appointment;
  • a research network, preferably international, in the research area concerned;
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching. Wide experience in different forms and levels of delivering university teaching, at BA and MA level;
  • Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO), or willingness to acquire this within a relatively short time-frame;
  • experience of digital and audiovisual teaching facilities; affinity with ICT in university teaching;
  • a good team worker and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
  • proven organizational and administrative experience and skills;
  • excellent command of Dutch and good command of English; able to teach in both languages.

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