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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Job – Global History of Science, Technology and the Environment, Netherlands 2022

Maastricht University (UM), The Netherlands

Maastricht University invites applications for an Assistant professor in Global history of science, technology and the environment, at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History, The Netherlands – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: Aug 15, 2022
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: 3.807 EURO/Month

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of History
Maastricht University (UM)
Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

You are a researcher with a demonstrated interest in the interactions/interrelations of science, technology, and environment. You have a PhD degree in the history of science and/or technology, environmental history, or bordering disciplines. Your chronological interest concerns the nineteenth, twentieth and/or twenty-first century. Your geographical interest is preferably broad. We are particularly seeking applicants whose focus is global or transnational. A demonstrated interest for interactions between the Global North and the Global South is considered a plus.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite (Cambridge English Proficiency, level C2, oral and written), while non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch (basic level). After earning the PhD, you have gained relevant work experience in an academic position.

You are an experienced and enthusiastic teacher. Experience with course development and thesis supervision is an asset. You are able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation in our system of small-scale problem based learning (PBL). Experience with teaching in international classrooms is preferable.

You display outstanding quality in research and have experience with interdisciplinarity. You have a relevant international network. You are excited to work in an international project team to collaborate and attract research grants. International peer-reviewed academic publications are imperative.

You are a team player, have an open, effective work style and are ready to fulfil an administrative role in the faculty.

Responsibilities/Job Description

FASoS is seeking an assistant professor with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in the Global history of science, technology and the environment.

You will contribute to the teaching and coordination of courses and supervision of internships, projects and theses in the BA and MA programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, especially the BA Arts and Culture, the BA Global Studies, the MA European Studies of Society, Science and Technology, and the MA Globalization and Development Studies. The division of teaching and research duties follows the regular division used at the Faculty of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. Research time can be extended through external fundraising.

Research is carried out within the context of the Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences (see: and, in particular, relating to the interdisciplinary research programme Arts, Media and Culture (see:

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Reference Number: AT2021.518
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Documents Required

You are invited to submit your application, which should consist of:

  1. A letter of motivation;
  2. The PhD degree certificate;
  3. A full CV & complete list of publications;
  4. A statement on teaching and research interests and how these link to the teaching and research conducted at our faculty (of one page each);
  5. Teaching evaluations, if available;
  6. Two writing samples: published article(s) and/or book chapter;
  7. The contact information of two referees (including e-mail, phone number, mailing address, and relationship to the applicant).

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

The deadline for submitting your application is February 28, 2022 

Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the department History:

About the Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, and about 1,730 students. More than 77% of the students are non-Dutch (65 different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some are also offered in Dutch. FASoS offers four 3-year bachelor’s programmes: Arts and Culture, European Studies, Digital Society and Global Studies. It also offers eight different 1-year Master’s programmes and two 2-year research master’s programmes.

Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

About the Employer: Maastricht University (UM)

Conditions of Employment

Initially, you are employed on a temporary contract as assistant professor (level 2) and agree to specific development goals. A year into the appointment, you will be evaluated and if the development goals have been met, you will receive a permanent contract.

Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels, depending on education and relevant work experience. This implies a minimum of € 3.807,-- and a maximum of € 5.211,-- gross per month for a full-time appointment of 38 hours per week (salary scale 11, Dutch Universities Conditions of Employment).

Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

The university’s relocation policy stipulates that you need to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If not already living in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings), you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs or an allowance for alternative housing.

Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave as well as a shared office space and a PC.

Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). In addition, local university provisions apply. For more information please see the website: : > About UM > Working at UM

Starting date: August 15, 2022 but an earlier start could be considered

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Contact details

Further information on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is available on our website:

Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to:

prof. dr. Raf De Bont (head of department),

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