HOURS PER WEEK: 38 to 40
FACULTY: Faculty of Humanities
DEPARTMENT: Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11 April 2021
Utrecht University is searching for a professorship in the ‘Long-Run Development of Global Wellbeing’. The chair forms part of the section of Economic and Social History (ESH) of the Department of History and Art History. The Chair will be expected to play a prominent role together with scholars at Utrecht University in the multidisciplinary initiatives within the strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies (IOS). He/she should have, or develop, a research agenda that on the one hand is interdisciplinary and addresses the core issues of the IOS programme and, on the other hand, fits within the research programme of the ESH group, which addresses global inequality with both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Teaching will involve the interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA-programme, BA and MA History courses, as well as collaboration in efforts to develop new possibilities for interdisciplinary education.
The Chair of Long-Run Development of Global Wellbeing:
The successful candidate:
We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for five years in an international working environment. Subject to excellent performance, this will be followed by a permanent appointment. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – ranges between €5,749 and €8,371 (consistent with the Collective Employment Agreement scale for Professors of Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and multiple choice model). More information can be found here.
strives for excellence in teaching and research. This also holds for the clearly defined research profiles with respect to four core themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences, and Sustainability. Utrecht University has a strong commitment to community outreach and contributes to answering today’s and tomorrow’s social questions.
The has around 7,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. Through its research and teaching in these domains, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent facilities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.
Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
Your application should comprise of:
Please note that a trial lecture and an assessment may be part of the application procedure.
The application deadline is 11 April 2021.