Gepubliceerd op 20-05-2016

Vacature Professor of Material Culture and Critical Heritage Studies, by special appointment, for the National Museum of World Cultures

We seek a new colleague who is passionate about doing and coordinating research and committed to publish at the highest level. Furthermore, candidates for the position are strongly embedded in the Research Center for Material Culture and enthusiastic about creating a stimulating and motivating learning environment for students at the intersection of academia and the museum. The candidate develops course modules at MA-level within the Graduate School of Humanities and applications for externally funded research projects, supervises PhD candidates, and promotes international cooperation with other partners of both the department and the museum.


• You are required to have a PhD and an outstanding internationally peer reviewed publications output and other museum outputs, testifying of a proven research record relevant to the position, and of multiple methodological competences relevant to the broad field of museum-based material culture and critical heritage studies, with a demonstrated interest in policy-relevant research.
• You have the international position that qualifies you to further develop the Research Center for Material Culture into a node in a network of experts working in academia and museums, as well as of other stakeholder groups to the ethnographic collections.
• You have a proven track record of international cooperation and effective acquisition of research and exhibition projects.
• You have the capacity to initiate research and to supervise researchers like PhD candidates.
• You are an inspiring teacher, fluent in English and willing to acquire a basic qualification in teaching (‘BKO’) as demanded by Dutch universities (if you do not already have one).

More information.

You can apply for this job until June 3, 2016.


Het KNHG is de grootste organisatie van professionele historici in Nederland. Het biedt een platform aan de ruim 1100 leden en aan de historische gemeenschap als geheel. Word lid van het KNHG.
Het Huygens Instituut beoogt de Nederlandse geschiedenis en cultuur inclusiever maken. Het ontsluit historische bronnen en literaire teksten en ontwikkelt innovatieve methoden, tools en duurzame digitale infrastructuur.