Gepubliceerd op 24-04-2017

Vacature: Lecturers (4)(WD) History (Deadline 1 May)

Job description
The successful candidates are expected to perform teaching and supervising tasks, mainly for the Bachelor programme in History. This multidisciplinary programme aims to develop an understanding of present societies through courses about global history, economic history, international relations and socio-cultural history. Students explore both the uniqueness of certain events and long-term patterns. At the same time, courses on theory and methods further ensure that they become aware of similarities and differences in the past. Electives on urban history, international business, historical games, and fashion industry prepare students to analyse modern society as a highly qualified graduate with broad academic knowledge and equipped with practical skills.

Rotterdam’s unique approach to history is clearly visible in years 2 and 3 of the multidisciplinary bachelor programme. Students can choose from four focus areas: Economic History; International Relations; Cultural History; Social History.

– An academic degree (preferably research master or PhD), in History.
– A broad knowledge and mastery of common scientific research methods.
– Prior teaching experience and the proven ability to inspire students.
– Excellent proficiency in spoken and written Dutch and English. Non-English speakers have to meet the C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF).
– Strong team-playing, organizational and communication skills.
–  Experience in international academic settings.

Conditions of employment
Employment starts August 1, 2017. The position concerns a temporary contract. The initial contract will be running for a term of 1 year, which – depending on performance – will be extended with a second term of 1 year.

The conditions of employment correspond with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Salary is subject to training and experience and corresponds to Scale 10 or 11, with a minimum of € 2.532 (scale 10, grade 0) and a maximum of € 4.654 (scale 11, grade 11) gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract.

The EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 41 annual vacation days in case of a full workweek.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History, Culture, Communication and Media and Philosophy. In addition to the initial degree programmes and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and courses. Erasmus University has around 25,000 students and some 2,500 staff members.

Working at the Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in a professional environment, where development is encouraged through an active career and mobility policy. The Erasmus University Rotterdam highly appreciates flexibility: we have a 38-hour workweek, flexible working hours, possibilities to work part-time, and maternal/paternal leave. Moreover, the University has a company childcare scheme, possibilities to participate in a terms of employment option model, company savings program and life insurance schemes and favourable collective insurance schemes. Employees can also make use of facilities such as sports facilities and library.

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication includes the Departments of History, Media and Communication and Arts and Culture Studies Erasmus University. The ESHCC is home to more than 1.100 students and some 130 faculty and staff members.

Additional information
– Additional information can be obtained through one of the following links: About the Erasmus University Rotterdam
– About the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Prof. Dr. Maria Grever afdelingshoofdgeschiedenis@eshcc.eur.nl

How to apply
To apply, please send your application letter with your resume, copies of two relevant scholarly publications (if applicable), a description of courses taught, (copies of) teaching assessments and the names and contact details of two referees before May 1, 2017 by e-mail to office.history@eshcc.eur.nl to the attention of ms. Mirjam Knegtmans. Please mention “Lecturer History”.


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