Temporary Lecturer in Economic and Social History (0.7 FTE)

Hours per week: 
28 to 28
Faculty of Humanities
Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis
Application deadline: 

Job description

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint a temporary Lecturer in Economic and Social History. The Lecturer will be involved in high-quality teaching and supervision activities within the regular programmes offered by the Economic and Social History group on Bachelor's and Master's level. Candidates are expected to teach on a wide range of subjects, including those beyond their own expertise.


The successful candidates will have:

  • 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, 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 (0.7 FTE), as of 1 August 2021, for a period of three to four years. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €2,790 and €5,127 (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.

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 7,000 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 Economic and Social History group is available at Economic and Social History

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact:
Jessica Dijkman (Associate Professor), 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:

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

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams and are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 28 April 2021.

The application deadline is 15 April 2021.