Professor of Twentieth-Century European History

Leiden (NL)
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
10 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute for History (LUIH) is looking for a:

Professor of Twentieth-Century European History (1.0 fte)
Vacancy number 17-089

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a professorial chair in European History, with a focus on the second half of the twentieth century.

Key responsibilities

The successful applicant for this post:

  • Plays a leading role in (re)developing the research programme Political Culture and National Identity;
  • Uses her/his wide-ranging research experience to (co-)supervise doctoral research across the field of European history;
  • Teaches students in the BA and MA programmes in History, and in the doctoral programme.  A tertiary teaching qualification (BKO or equivalent) is expected;
  • Develops ambitious research projects, writes national and international grant proposals, and support colleagues in developing theirs;
  • Plays an active, engaged, and integrating role in the General History section of the LUIH;
  • Has a management responsibility for part of the staff in the section;
  • Is willing and able to undertake administrative, managerial and governance tasks in the institute, the faculty and the university;
  • Has an excellent command of English, as well as some other European languages. If the successful applicant is not Dutch-speaking, she/he is expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years, so as to be able to teach in the BA. The administrative language of Leiden University is Dutch;
  • Is willing and able to be present in Leiden throughout the academic year.

Selection criteria

  • You are a historian of international repute (F/M), with an excellent track record of research and publication regarding the history of twentieth-century Europe, preferably post 1945;
  • Wide-ranging expertise in cultural, political or socio-political history. Preference may be given to applicants with (comparative) research experience in different European countries, and a global perspective;
  • An experienced, committed and inspiring academic teacher, with clear ideas on teaching methods and curriculum development
  • A team player with a demonstrable interest and experience in academic leadership, administration and governance
  • Experience and success in obtaining research funding, and in helping others to do so.
  • A scholar with an extensive international academic network and collaborations

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