The section History of International Relations (HIR) within the Department of History and Art History is looking for two Assistant Professors. At HIR we study the history of international relations and transnational configurations of power and politics from an empirically grounded perspective, and with a keen interest in conceptual innovation. The section is organized in three thematic hubs ‘Conflict and Security’, ‘Global and Imperial Relations’ and ‘Europe in the World’. HIR connects the past with present-day issues.
We are looking for applicants specialized in modern international history and/or the field of contemporary conflict studies with a focus on any of the following themes: the history of empire, colonialism and its discontents; the history of security; (the history of) natural resource management and environmental governance; the global political economy, and conflict, war and political violence. Candidates working at the cross-section of these themes and disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply.
We are interested in candidates who can help us expand our scope to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and the Global South. Ideally, candidates have a demonstrated interdisciplinary interest in history and social sciences, knowledge of at least 2 or more foreign languages, and extensive experience in international archives and/ or qualitative fieldwork.
The successful candidate will have:
Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and 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 (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. In case of a good performance, extending the employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – ranges between €3,746 and €5,826 (scale 11/12 of the Collective Labour Agreement 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 flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you’ll find more information about working at Utrecht University.