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Tenured associate professorship (UHD) in sociocultural anthropology beginning 1 September 2018 or earlier (1FTE)

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University has a vacancy for a Tenured associate professorship (UHD) in sociocultural anthropology. Are you interested? Then read the full profile and apply.

9 maanden geleden


Heidelberglaan, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 4815 - € 6438 per maand


The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in at least several of the following areas: political anthropology/anthropology of the state and citizenship, the anthropology of globalization, the anthropology of sustainability, ethnographic research methods, engaged/applied anthropology.

The position also requires supervision of Bachelor, Master and Ph-D students. We teach a three-year bachelor program in Cultural Anthropology: one-year master program in Cultural Anthropology; Sustainable Citizenship (Scim) and two-year research master program Cultural Anthropology; Sociocultural Transformations (Castor).

The associate professor will contribute to the departmental research program Sovereignty and Social Contestation in Complex Societies. Applicants must have an excellent publication record, a proven ability to acquire external research funds, and a strong commitment to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the one-year master program Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship.

The tenured position will be at the level of Associate Professor (Universitair Hoofd Docent – UHD). Depending on the qualifications and experience of the most suitable candidate, appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent – UD) can be considered.


We seek candidates with a proven reputation in research and teaching in political anthropology, including issues such as sovereignty, institutions, governance, social mobilization and citizenship. Preferably we are looking for candidates with solid expertise on sustainability and citizenship, governance of natural resources, and engaged anthropology. The successful candidate will contribute to the departmental research program Sovereignty and Social Contestation. The geographic area of expertise is open.


  • A Ph-D in cultural anthropology or a closely related field.
  • An excellent publication record.
  • A proven ability to acquire external research funds.
  • Demonstrable teaching skills.
  • Experience with Ph.D. supervision.
  • Candidates with no knowledge of Dutch will be expected, following language training, to have a functional level of competence within two years of taking up the appointment.
  • You have obtained Senior Teaching Qualification (at Utrecht University or equivalent) or are willing to achieve this qualification in the near future.


The gross salary ranges between € 4.815 and € 6.438 (scale 13/14 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time position. In case the appointment is at the level of assistant professor the gross salary ranges between € 3.475 and € 5.405 (scale 11/12) per month for a full-time position.

In addition, we offer attractive and flexible secondary terms of employment such as an annual holiday pay of 8%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year and partially paid parental leave. Finally, we also provide an attractive working environment and a vibrant research climate. You'll find more information about working at Utrecht University here.

Additionele informatie

You can obtain additional information about this position from

Prof Rebecca Bryant via, r.e.bryant@uu.nl.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in interdisciplinary social science, cultural anthropology, educational sciences, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Research and teaching activities are concentrated in five areas: Behaviour in Social Contexts; Child and Adolescent Studies; Cognitive and Clinical Psychology; Education and Learning; and Methodology and Statistics.

More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues.