The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint a fulltime Assistant Professor (UD2) in Cultural History
Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if they are not already in possession of one.
Besides that, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. Utrecht University also has an appealing package of terms of employment, including the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and an excellent pension scheme. More information on working at Utrecht University.
Cultural History is one of the most interdisciplinary groups at the History and Art History department: we are trained as historians, but also bring expertise in archaeology, philosophy, philology, and journalism. Together we study the ways in which people produce culture (through institutions, bodies, and networks), circulate it (through education, books, newspapers, images, and digital media), and reproduce it (through memory practices and heritage politics). Our outlook is international, placing the cultural history of Europe and the Netherlands in a global context of interconnectivity. Our group is clustered in three groups: Uses of the Past (studying the production of heritage and memory in contemporary and past societies), Knowledge Practices (exploring the cultural dimensions and networks defining knowledge production and expertise), and Transcultural Connections (analysing and reflecting on the circulation of culture across the globe and societal impact of (post)colonialism). The group plays a central role in three MA programs and the BA education of the department. We also collaborate with other groups across Utrecht University (e.g., Descartes Centre and Graduate School of Teaching).