Offre d’emploi – Assistant Professor of Medieval History (1,0 FTE) (University of Leiden)

Faculty of Humanities, Institute of History is looking for a: Assistant Professor of Medieval History (1,0 FTE) Vacancy number: 22-783 13213

Start date 1 August 2023


  • Developing and providing education in the field of medieval history in both Dutch and English.
  • The willingness to participate in the first-year overview course of Ancient History.
  • Co-organizing the education within the section Medieval History.
  • Conducting research in the field of medieval history.
  • Participating in the research programme of the specialisation ‘Europe 1000-1800’ of the History Research Institute.
  • Performing tasks in the field of governance and management.
  • Active recruitment of research and/or teaching grants at national and international institutions.
  • Sharing research results outside the academic world

Selection criteria

  • You are a driven teacher with demonstrable didactic qualities (preferably evident from recent educational evaluations), and experience in providing university education at different levels (BA and MA).
  • You have been promoted on a topic from medieval history, followed by publications in this field in accordance with this moment in your career. Your follow-up research is in line with the research group’Europe, 1000-1800′.
  • You have the ability to acquire research and teaching grants.
  • You have affinity with and capacity for teamwork and collegiality in an intercultural work environment.
  • You are willing and able to attend the Institute of History in person very frequently.
  • With a view to education in the BA and MA phase, you will speak both English and Dutch. If you do not yet speak Dutch, you are expected to learn it within two years. The institute has resources available to follow Dutch lessons.

Upon appointment, if you do not yet have a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or have the equivalent thereof, you must be prepared to obtain it within two years.

About our organisation

Leiden University has built up an international reputation in the field of excellent teaching and research since its foundation in 1575. With over 800 employees

the Faculty of Humanities provides 26 bachelor’s and 27 master’s programmes for more than 7200 students at locations in the historic city centre of Leiden and in The Hague.

The Institute of History is home to a vibrant community of researchers and faculty. All researchers of the Institute of History are affiliated with one of the six research specialisations: The Unification of the Mediterranean World (400 BC – 400 AD), Collective Identities and Transnational Networks in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 1000-1800, Political Culture and National Identities, Colonia land Global History, Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence and History and International Studies. More information can be found on our website:

Diversity and Inclusion

The Institute of History of Leiden University attaches great importance to diversity and is looking for candidates who contribute to a working environment in which students and staff of all identities and backgrounds feel supported. We strongly encourage individuals with underrepresented and/or marginalized backgrounds to apply.

We offer

Appointment (1.0 fte) takes place in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, initially for the duration of one and a half years (1 August 2023 to 31 January 2025) with the prospect of a permanent employment after positive evaluation. The position corresponds to the position of Assistant Professor in the University System of Job Profiles (UFO). The salary is, depending on education and work experience, a minimum of €3557 (scale 10-4) to a maximum of €6181 (scale 12).

In addition, Leiden University has good employment conditions. For example, there is an end-of-year bonus (8.3%), holiday allowance (8%), excellent training facilities, paid parental leave and the possibility to choose tailor-made employment conditions via a choice model. We have set up a dual career programme for international spouses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a significant tax benefit. More on

Information For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Philippe Buc (

Applications Applications, in English or Dutch, can be submitted via the blue button in our application system. Applications can be submitted, stating the vacancy number, as a single PDF file with your last name/medieval history as the file name.

Your application must consist of:

  • a motivation letter
  • a curriculum vitae (education and employment history, publications, language skills, invited lectures and presentations, and courses given)
  • a statement of research (max. 1000 words)
  • two publications
  • an example of a lecture description for a working group of 2nd-year students
  • name, position and contact details of two referees (letters are not required at this stage)

The deadline for applications is 20 January 2023. The interviews will take place (online or on campus) in week 8.

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