Associate Professor Economic and Social History (1.0 FTE)

Hours per week: 
38 to 40
Faculty of Humanities
Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis
Application deadline: 

Job description

The section of Economic and Social History aims to appoint an Associate Professor (tenured) as of 1 September 2021. The position involves 60% teaching and 40% research. The associate professor will be involved in high-quality teaching, supervision, and educational management tasks within the regular programmes of History, on the BA, MA and RMA level.

Moreover, the position may involve interdisciplinary teaching in the PPE programme and in the context of the UU's Strategic Theme "Institutions for Open Societies". It is expected that the new associate professor further develops his/her research agenda in the field of economic and social history, aiming for publications in top international journals and has the potential to attract /secure additional external research funding. The appointment will initially be for one year, but after good performance will become tenured.


The successful candidate will have:

  • a PhD in Economic and Social History, or a related discipline;
  • a firm grounding in economic and social history, evidenced by a strong publication record, preferably internationally comparative research;
  • a developing research agenda focusing on innovative economic and social historical research, with the opportunity of attracting external research funds;
  • ample teaching experience on multiple levels;
  • demonstrable experience in supervising student theses at the BA, MA, and, preferably, the PhD level;
  • experience with project management;
  • a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO or equivalent).

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


This is a position of 1.0 FTE for the duration of one year. The initial employment will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year, which will be made permanent in case of good performance. The minimum gross salary is €5,190 and the maximum gross salary is €6,317 (scale 13 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at 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.

About the organisation

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.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact: Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (Professor of Economic and Social History), via


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

Please note: Due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the process of selection and interviews is subject to change. Initial interviews will most likely be conducted online and are scheduled to take place 11 May.

The application deadline is 1 May 2021.