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Professor of Contemporary History of Europe

Universiteit van Amsterdam - Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies

Location: Amsterdam - Netherlands
Salary: €77,902 to €113,420
£69,286.12 to £100,875.86 converted salary* per annum, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd December 2018
Closes: 28th January 2019
Job Ref: 18-711

Hours: 38 hours per week

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language, history, and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutions in the capital city. Almost 1,000 employees are affiliated with the Faculty, which has about 8,000 students. The Faculty of Humanities consists of eight departments.

The professor will lead the Modern European History chair group which at the moment comprises of ten colleagues, at teacher/docent, assistant professor and associate professor levels, with backgrounds in European history, European politics and European economics. The capacity group of European Studies is part of the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies (GER), and responsible for the BA and MA programmes in European Studies. The European Studies capacity group includes four chair groups: the Modern European History group that the professor will lead, European Governance, Modern European Literature, as well as East European Studies.

The Professor's research is on the contemporary history of Europe. Possible focus areas include (but are not limited to): transnational histories of political thought and movements; histories of European integration; history of international relations; comparative political history; social and economic history of Europe.


Candidates for the position are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • hold a PhD in European history or a related field;
  • have an excellent international academic reputation and publication record in European Studies, European history, or the history of international relations or movements;
  • are experienced and enthusiastic teachers at all levels of academic training;
  • have experience in developing teaching programmes at BA and MA levels;
  • can show a track record of acquiring external research funding;
  • have experience in the supervision of PhD projects and junior researchers;
  • have an extensive national and international network with academic, political and cultural institutions;
  • have experience with collaborative projects and is able to establish productive connections with other academic disciplines within as well as outside the department;
  • are able to contribute to knowledge exchange in public as well as academic settings;
  • have proven excellent management and leadership qualities, and is a capable and enthusiastic administrator.

All foreign employees appointed at the Faculty of Humanities are expected to have a good command of both written and spoken Dutch within two years.

The appointment will be permanent. The gross salary will normally conform to professorial scale 2, between €5,582 and €8,127 gross per month (€77,902 to €113,420 per annum, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment) on a full-time basis in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. In certain cases, however, different terms of employment may be offered.

Candidates are invited to submit a letter of application in Dutch or English no later than Monday 28 January 2019, accompanied with a CV and a list of publications. Before applying, please consult the full job description on

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