Lecturer in Modern European History and/or History of European Integration

Faculty of Humanities – Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies

Publication date
5 June 2018
Level of education
Master's degree
Salary indication
€2,588 to €4,757 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Closing date
24 June 2018
19 to 22,8 hours per week
Vacancy number

European Studies at the University of Amsterdam is a large and highly successful academic department which operates as a hub for interdisciplinary research on Europe, and provides exciting and popular degree programmes at BA and MA level to over 1,000 students. It successfully connects research and teaching in History, Culture, Politics, Law, and Economics, and focuses both on the EU and on a wider Europe, broader in both time and space.

The BA programme (taught in separate Dutch and English tracks) consists of interdisciplinary core modules like European Integration and National Thought, alongside disciplinary specialisms (Majors) in European History, Culture, East European Studies, European Law, and Economics. There is a close degree of co-operation in all the programmes between historians, culture and literature specialists, social scientists, lawyers, economists. Details of the BA and MA programmes can be found at European Studies.

There is a strong and vibrant research culture in European Studies, which is located in the Faculty’s Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES). Individual and small-group research is encouraged and facilitated, including frequent seminars, conferences, funding opportunities and regular research interaction with colleagues across the range of disciplines.

The Faculty of Humanities offers its lecturers many opportunities to teach in a dynamic, research-led context in which exciting new educational methods are being developed.

You will be supervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Additional didactical training is also part of the appointment. The introductory programme includes earning the 'basic training qualification' (BKO).

Job description

A fixed-term, one-year appointment to carry out teaching duties in the Bachelor programme of European Studies for the academic year 2018-19.
You must hold a degree in History or European Studies, with a specific interest in the political history of Europe and/or history of European Integration. Expertise is required to co-ordinate and teach specialist courses in modern European history, such as historical overview courses and courses on the history of European integration, as well as more general courses in European Studies, e.g. historical research methods and philosophy of the humanities.


  • Provision of teaching in English and Dutch on BA level;
  • supervising BA theses and tutoring students;
  • keeping track of relevant scholarship and integrate new insights into teaching;
  • taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.


If you are our ideal candidate you:

  • will have a relevant background in the field of teaching and a proven interest in European Studies, preferably with experience of working in an interdisciplinary environment. We will consider interest and experience with interdisciplinary research and teaching an advantage;
  • have some teaching experience on BA level;
  • are willing to acquire the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO);
  • have affinity with ICT in university teaching; some experience of digital and audiovisual teaching facilities is an advantage;
  • are a good team worker;
  • have good organizational experience and skills;
  • have a good command of English and Dutch and are able to teach in both English and Dutch;

A PhD in a relevant research field would be an advantage.

Further information

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The appointment will be temporary for one year and will start on 1 August or 1 September 2018. The UFO profile for this position is Docent 4 or 3 (scale 10/11). The gross monthly salary will range from €2,588 to €4,757, based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week), depending on relevant teaching experience. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application, including a full academic CV and a letter of motivation, no later than 24 June (23:59 h) 2018 using the link below.

Paper versions of your resume and cover letter will not be taken into consideration.

Interviews and possibly a trial lecture/seminar will be held in the weeks between 25 June and 13 July 2018. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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