Assistant Professor in Economics and Social History

The Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University welcomes applications for the Assistant Professor position in Economics and Social History.

The position involves 70% teaching and 30% research. The Assistant Professor will be involved in high-quality teaching and supervision tasks within the regular programs as offered by the Department of History, on BA, MA, and RMA level in a broad range of courses, possibly extending beyond the specific field of Economic and Social History. He/she is expected to further develop his/her research agenda within the field of Economic and Social History, aiming for publications in leading journals, with a potential for attracting/securing research funding.

Start Date: July 1, 2022.


  • The gross salary – depending on previous qualifications and experience – ranges between €3,746 and €5,127.
  • 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance.
  • Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have a:

  • PhD in economic and social history or a related discipline;
  • firm grounding in economic and social history, evidenced by a strong publication profile and ample teaching experience;
  • focus on innovative research within the field of economic and social history, and preferably experience with internationally comparative research, in long-term perspective;
  • demonstrated interest in the historical study of sustainability, such as the use of energy, or the (over)exploitation of natural resources;
  • demonstrable experience with teaching students to engage with contemporary social and economic problems in a historical perspective.

Application Process

The school welcomes employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Please attach the following documents for applications;

  • curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation;
  • a statement of research (maximum of 1 page);
  • a copy of a key publication;
  • two course evaluations;
  • names and contact details of two referees.
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Application Deadline: April 1, 2022.

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