Temporary Lecturer in Political History (0.7 FTE, 4 years)



Onderwijs en onderzoek


30 tot 30


Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen


Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis


22 mei 2020



The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint a temporary Lecturer in Political History, with a focus on modern and/or contemporary Europe. Candidates are expected to teach on a wide range of subjects, including those beyond their own expertise.


The successful candidate has:

  • experience teaching undergraduate students, and a commitment to thesis supervision and supervision of internships;
  • a PhD degree or far advanced PhD trajectory in History or a related discipline, with a specialisation in Political History;
  • the ability to contribute fully to the academic life of the department.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for University Lecturers. Candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if they are not already in possession of one.

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 (0.7 FTE) for four years. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience  – ranges between €2,709 and €4,978 (scale 10/11 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.


A profile description of the Political History section is available here.

For more information about this position, please contact:
Prof Annelien de Dijn (Chair of Modern Political History), via a.m.r.dedijn@uu.nl.


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below.

Your application should include:

  • a cover letter (max. 500 words);
  • a curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages);
  • one course evaluation, if available.

Please note: Due to the current situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) the process of selection and interviews may be subject to change. The interviews will be held on 26th of May.

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