Associate Professor in History Education and Civic Engagement (deadline 21 January 2018)

The Department of History and Art History (GKG) in collaboration with the Graduate School of Teaching (GST) seeks to appoint an associate professor in history education and civic engagement. The field engages with historical knowledge and its role in sustaining civic engagement, with a pronounced focus on civic education in relation to primary and secondary education, (cultural) heritage, and media such as museums, documentaries and the internet. Applicants are expected to take an active role in linking academic and non-academic ways of understanding the past with a view to civic engagement, and should have an interest in transcending national contexts. The position involves building and maintaining networks among institutions for educational training, civic engagement and history education in and outside the Netherlands.

You, as a successful candidate, will have

  • experience with teaching for students at all levels, and preferably experience with teaching in secondary education;
  • a PhD degree in history or a related discipline;
  • experience in recruiting and supervising postgraduate students;
  • the ability to address both the domains of history and art history;
  • a record of publications that demonstrate the ability to conduct research which is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour;
  • a realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial problems in the field and holding the promise of winning external funding for research;
  • knowledge of the fields in which graduates of educational programmes are employed, in particular secondary schools;
  • readiness to engage with non-academic research users and to develop the impact of research beyond the university sector;
  • the ability to play a role in management and to contribute fully to academic life.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the necessary Teaching Qualifications (BKO and SKO) if they are not already in possession of them.

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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