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The department of History, Archaeology and Area Studies has a vacancy for a Professor of Modern History for 38 hours per week vacancy number W12-132.
The Chair of Modern History covers the entire area of western history from c. 1800 to the present, including its relations with the non-western world. The successful candidate is a specialist on transnational and global history and has developed a challenging and coherent view of the history of the interaction between (parts of) the western and the non-western world, apparent from publications in top-rated international publications. The successful candidate easily crosses borders between various academic disciplines, and has proven competencies in academic leadership.
Candidates for the position are expected to meet the following requirements:
- a PhD in modern history;
- an international reputation in modern history;
- the ability to establish productive connections with other academic disciplines within as well as outside the department;
- research matching one of the Faculty’s research priority areas;
- an excellent publication record;
- an extensive international network;
- an experienced and enthusiastic teacher;
- experience in developing new teaching programs;
- a proven track record of acquiring external research funding;
- proven management capacities.
For details about chairs at the Faculty of Humanities, see
For further details, interested parties should contact the secretary
of the selection committee, D. van der Vaart, tel.
+31(0)20-525.3804, email D.vanderVaart [a] uva[.]nl, or the chair of
the committee, Prof. Henk van Nierop, phone +31(0)20-525.4458, email
H.F.K.vanNierop [a] uva[.]nl.
The appointment will be permanent, after a period of two years on temporary basis and satisfactory performance. The gross salary will normally conform to professorial scale 2, between €4,904 and €7,142 gross per month (€ 68.459 - € 99.702 per annum, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment) on a full-time basis in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). In certain cases, however, different terms of employment may be offered.
Candidates are invited to submit a letter of application in Dutch or English no later than 1 October 2012, accompanied by a CV and a list of publications. The application should be addressed to The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Professor F.P.I.M. van Vree, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam. The top left-hand corner of the envelope should be marked with the vacancy number and the words ‘strictly confidential’. Alternatively, applications may be sent by email to solliciteren2012-fgw [a] uva[.]nl. Please indicate the vacancy number in the subject field.
Applications will be received by a selection committee headed by the chair of the department of History, Archaeology and Area Studies, Prof. Henk van Nierop. Following a procedure, which may involve a formal assessment and a public trial lecture, the committee will make its final recommendation to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.
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Refer to: Prospective Chairs <www.hum.uva.nl
Academic vacancies, Published 14 June 2012
Prof. Henk van Nierop, h.f.k.vanNierop
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