Information for job applicants

A university that performs well needs a diversely assembled workforce with a broad array of talents, competences and skills. This places a number of demands on the recruitment and selection of employees. Diversity also makes requirements in the way that staff treat one another, which is why the UvA cultivates a culture of respect and friendliness.

Unsolicited applications

We welcome targeted applications. If you still wish to send an unsolicited application, please keep in mind that the University of Amsterdam is a large organisation with many different departments and units. An unsolicited application to the University of Amsterdam, without mention of a contact person, department or unit will not be processed.

We encourage you to first inquire with the faculty or unit concerned whether it is advisable to send an unsolicited application and, if so, who you should send it to.

Complaints about the application procedure

The UvA does its best to make sure that the application procedure goes smoothly. However, if you have a complaint you can communicate that either in person or in writing to the faculty dean or head of the unit where the vacancy appeared. The Regulations for job applicant complaints at the University of Amsterdam (PDF) describes the process further.

If you do not receive a response to your complaint, or if the response is unsatisfactory, you can contact the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organisation Development (NVP). In this case, a written complaint is required.

Published by  University of Amsterdam

1 June 2017