Assistant Professor in Political History Utrecht University (deadline 5 January 2018)

Would you like to join the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University? We seek to appoint an assistant professor in political history. The political history group studies political and social relations from the early modern period until the present day, including such topics as political reform, regime change, revolutions, wars and genocidal violence. The group has a particular interest in long-term developments and connects the past with present-day political issues.

We are looking for applicants specialised in modern or contemporary European political history, ideally with a focus on comparative or transnational dimensions. Your research work will complement that of existing staff in the political history group and will further contribute to the group’s research focus. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The position carries a 70% teaching load and 30% research time.

You will have

  • experience with and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate students at all levels;
  • a PhD degree in history;
  • the ability to contribute to research-led postgraduate courses and to assist in the recruitment of postgraduate students;
  • a record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrates the ability to conduct research that is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour;
  • a realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial historical problems and aiming for publications in leading journals and holding the promise of winning external funding for research;
  • readiness to engage with non-academic research users and you will assist in developing the impact of historical research beyond the university sector;
  • the ability to play an important role in departmental management and you will contribute fully to the academic life of the department.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO), if they are not already in possession of one. Candidates are expected to be versatile in both Dutch and English. Non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.

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