Coordinator of the education programme of the N.W. Posthumus Institute (0.4 FTE)

The Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University aims to appoint a Coordinator of the education programme of the N.W. Posthumus Institute, the Research School for Economic and Social History in the Netherlands and Flanders. The Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, execution and evaluation of the education programme for PhD students in economic and social history at the participating universities and research institutes, and for the programme for Research Master’s students, offered by the N.W. Posthumus Institute. The Coordinator will also organize career events and will advise the Education Committee of the institute.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a PhD degree in Economic and Social History or a related discipline;
  • knowledge of the field of economic and social history in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Candidates are expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English. Non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.

We offer a temporary position (0.4 FTE) for a period of four years and nine months. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience  – ranges between €3,746 and €4,012 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement 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 flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 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. With its research and education in these fields, 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 amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

For more information about this position, please contact: Jessica Dijkman (prospective Director of the N.W. Posthumus Institute), via


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