Lecturer in Celtic Insular Languages and Culture (0.7 FTE)

Hours per week: 
28 to 28
Faculty of Humanities
Departement Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie
Application deadline: 

Job description

The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a one-year position as Lecturer ('docent') in Celtic Languages and Culture, starting September 1, 2022 (0.7 FTE). Teaching will be primarily at Bachelor level, and while a specific area of specialisation is not required, the successful candidate will fit with the medieval focus of the section.
The precise teaching requirements will depend on the candidate’s interests and abilities and would be arranged in consultation with the permanent members of staff. In addition, candidates with a PhD may be invited to contribute to a small number of courses within the Insular track of the Research MA programme ‘Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies’.
Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers. If desired and appropriate, the candidate can take part in a BKO (basis kwalificatie onderwijs – basic teaching qualification) course to obtain teaching certification at university level.


We are looking for an enthusiastic lecturer who:

  • holds a master’s or doctoral degree in (medieval) Celtic studies or a closely related field;
  • has (some) experience in teaching in higher education;
  • is broadly deployable in the education programme of Celtic Languages and Culture (ability to teach medieval Celtic literature is desirable);
  • is a team player.


This is an appointment of 0.7 FTE for the duration of one year. In case of a good performance, extending the employment with 2 years is one of the possibilities The minimum gross salary is €2,959 and the maximum gross salary is €5,230 (scale 10/11 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). For more information: working at Utrecht University.

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 1,100 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 Aaron Griffith (Assistant Professor) via mail.


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. Please also send the names and e-mail addresses of two references to Aaron Griffith by July 5, 2022.

The interviews for the first round will take place in July.

The application deadline is 5 July 2022.