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Professor job of Cultural History – Utrecht University, Netherlands – Nov 2021

Utrecht University (UU)

The Netherlands

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The Faculty of Humanities Utrecht University is searching for candidates for a professorship of Cultural History per 1 September 2022, at Netherlands

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General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: 5 Years
Salary: 5,843 to 8,508 Euro/Month

Faculty of Humanities
Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis
Utrecht University (UU)

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Qualification Details

The successful candidate:

  • holds a PhD degree in History or a related relevant field;
  • has a wide-ranging expertise in the area of cultural history;
  • is a team player with strong connective communication and organisational skills as well as leadership experience;
  • has excellent research qualifications, evident from leading international publications and experience in supervision and mentorship of junior Researchers;
  • has a track record of (awarded and/or failed) applications for grants and research subsidies from diverse external funding agencies and clear future ambitions, outlined in the research plan;
  • has a proven ability to function in an interdisciplinary and international context;
  • is a motivated teacher, with demonstrable didactic skills and experience in course and curriculum development relevant to the teaching programme of the Cultural History section;
  • has contacts within and beyond the academic world, and experience in developing and disseminating research results in cooperation with social partners;
  • has experience with administrative tasks, and exemplifies a collaborative and supportive leadership style;
  • is able and willing to teach both in Dutch and in English. We expect candidates who do not speak Dutch to master the Dutch language within two years. The department facilitates the acquisition of Dutch language skills.

The department is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome all employees who contribute to the diversity of our faculty through their unique background and perspective.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Chair is part of the section of Cultural History of the Department of History and Art History. Cultural History in Utrecht is practiced in the broadest possible sense – thematically, geographically, and chronologically (covering the period from early modern to modern). Research and teaching related to digital history, history of knowledge (including the history of knowledge institutions), heritage studies and public history, and the integration of social and cultural history. The Chair of Cultural History will make a significant contribution to the study of one or more of these fields and will participate in Utrecht University’s strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies and/or other interdisciplinary research hubs, such as the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science and the Humanities.

The Chair of Cultural History:

  • initiates and stimulates research within the Cultural History section and the strategic research theme Institutions for Open Societies and/or other University-wide research hubs;
  • develops new externally funded research projects;
  • contributes to and supervises teaching at all levels and the curriculum development relevant to Cultural History within the School of History and Art History;
  • contributes to the visibility of the field of study within the Faculty of Humanities, the Dutch academic world and beyond, and initiates and participates in public engagement activities;
  • has a shared responsibility for managing the Cultural History section and is eligible for other organisational tasks within the department of History and Art History, the Faculty of Humanities and Utrecht University.

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Documents Required

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation, via the ‘apply’ button below.Your application should include:

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a curriculum vitae and a list of publications;
  • a concise research plan which shows your connection to the research profile (800 words max.).

About the Department

The Faculty of Humanities   external linkhas 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.

About the Employer: Utrecht University (UU)

Note or Other details

Candidate interviews will be held online on 13 and 15 December 2021. A trial lecture and an assessment may be part of the application procedure.

We offer a 1.0 FTE tenured position in an inspiring and lively academic environment, with enthusiastic and committed colleagues and excellent facilities in Utrecht’s historic centre. The appointment as professor is initially for five years. After positive evaluation, the appointment will be turned into a permanent one. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €5,843 and €8,508 (scale H2 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  external link (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University  external linkcan be found here.

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Contact details

Are you interested? Download the description  external linkof the Chair of Cultural History.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Leen Dorsman  external link(Head of Department ), via  external link.

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