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Assistant professor in English Literary and Cultural History

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures is looking for an Assistant professor in English Literary and Cultural History. The candidate …

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Kloveniersburgwal, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3637 - € 5656 per maand


The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures is looking for an Assistant professor in English Literary and Cultural History.

The candidate should hold a PhD in English Literature, and have a sound track record of research in one or more of the themes mentioned above, namely: exile, migration, colonialism; history of the humanities; and/or literature and the environment.

The ideal candidate will be able to give evidence of collegial teamwork, and in addition to a PhD, international publications, and an international academic network, will have a research profile that speaks directly to the ASH priority areas, and a university teaching track record that coincides with the core curriculum of the English Literature Section. The successful candidate should also have proven flexibility in teaching beyond his or her own immediate research focus, and a willingness to teach in new areas should the department require this.


  • Conducting independent research in the broad area of English literature and history, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals or books;
  • actively pursuing external funding for research, notably from national and European Research Councils; actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation;
  • actively contributing to the research activities of the Amsterdam School for Historical Studies (ASH);
  • teaching, coordinating, and developing courses in the English Literature Section of the MVTC;
  • supervising BA and MA theses and tutoring students;
  • participating in departmental committees and working groups, and carrying out administrative tasks as required.


  • PhD in English or relevant degree;
  • an international research network in the research area concerned;
  • research output commensurate with the level of the position;
  • demonstrable ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
  • wide experience of different forms and levels of university teaching, at BA and MA level;
  • broad teaching skills, relevant to multiple departments in the Faculty of Humanities;
  • the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO), or willingness to acquire this within the first two years;
  • a good team worker; versatile at all levels, and capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
  • excellent organizational experience and skills;
  • teaching and admin duties require native or near-native fluency in Dutch and English; appointments are subject to the candidate’s proficiency in both, or their undertaking to acquire thorough knowledge of Dutch and English as speedily as possible; non-native Dutch speakers must achieve an active and passive command of Dutch within two years. Passing the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), programme II, is a prerequisite for a permanent employment contract.


The contract is initially temporary for a period of two years. Subject to a positive assessment, it will be converted to a permanent contract. The start of the contract is scheduled for 1 August 2020.
The scope of the employment contract is 38 hours per week (1.0 FTE). The UFO profile of assistant professor applies to this position (salary scale 11/12, depending on relevant work experience). The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities applies.

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