Temporary Lecturers in Economic and Social History (0.7 FTE)



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 two temporary Lecturers in Economic and Social History (teaching only). The Lecturers will be involved in high-quality teaching and supervision tasks within the regular programmes offered by the Economic and Social History group on Bachelor’s and Master’s level in Utrecht University’s multidisciplinary PPE programme. The Lecturers are expected to teach on a wide range of subjects, including those beyond their own expertise. Experience with interdisciplinary teaching and with teaching research skills is considered an advantage.


The successful candidates has:

  • experience teaching undergraduate students and a commitment to thesis supervision and internships;
  • a PhD degree or far advanced PhD trajectory in Economic and Social History or a related discipline;
  • the ambition and ability to contribute fully to the academic life of the group and 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.

The Economic & Social History group consists of around 40 permanent and temporary staff, and aims at sustaining a collegial work enviroment. Our research and teaching aims at a better understanding of long-term developments in economy and society. We analyse (long-term) historical change, including fundamental transitions or crises, by making comparisons between different world regions, and between social groups. Thus we study processes of growing (in)equality between and within societies. Besides, we attempt to draw lessons from how past societies coped with crises and external shocks, analysing successes and failures of specific institutions. We aim to provide question-driven teaching and help students learn how to think critically.


For more information about this position, please contact:
Jessica Dijkman, via j.dijkman@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.

Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under Qualifications, and include the following documents:

  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • one or two course evaluations.

Please note: Due to the current situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) the process of selection and interviews may be subject to change. Interviews will be held on the 9th of June.

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