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Chair (Full Professor) in "Social and Economic History of the Early Modern Period", Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University

23-10-2023 09:47

Job description

Utrecht University is searching for a full professor on the 'Social and Economic History of the Early Modern Period' as of May 2024. The chair will be embedded in the renowned Economic and Social History (ESH) section , at the Department of History and Art History  (GKG). The newly appointed professor is or aspires to be at the forefront of their field of study. The chair will play a prominent role within GKG and the university's strategic themes, most notably Institutions for Open Societies  and Pathways to Sustainability . In this capacity, the chair should have, or develop, a research agenda that is interdisciplinary and fits within and contributes to the research programme of the ESH section. This programme is transnational, long-term and comparative in nature. Teaching and supervision will involve the History Bachelor and (Research) Master programmes of GKG and possibly also the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Bachelor programme.


The chair will:

  • supervise and initiate research and publish internationally on social and economic history, especially of the early modern period, and collaborate with researchers (inside and outside the Faculty of Humanities) within the strategic themes;
  • teach and supervise in the History Bachelor and (Research) Master programmes of GKG and possibly also in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Bachelor programme and contribute to educational (renewal) initiatives.
  • generate societal impact in their research and teaching and involve societal partners in this;
  • take up management tasks and board functions within the ESH section, Department and/or strategic themes.

The successful candidate:

  • is or aspires to be at the forefront of the field of social and economic history;
  • has an excellent publication record in social and economic history, especially of the early modern period;
  • shows potential for doing multi- or interdisciplinary research;
  • has a keen eye for the societal relevance of the research in their field, and actively seeks to contribute to public engagement/outreach;
  • has demonstrable experience in acquiring additional and external funds;
  • has extensive experience in academic teaching at all levels;
  • has experience in leading a research team and in successfully supervising PhD candidates;
  • is expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English .


We offer:

  • candidates who do not yet master the Dutch language on an academic level courses in the Dutch language to obtain the requested level;
  • a full-time gross salary between €6,648 and €9,680 in scale H2 of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO);
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

In addition to the employment conditions  from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development , leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes  and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow.

For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University 

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 1,100 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city centre of Utrecht, where the faculty is located, contribute to an inspiring working environment.
The faculty strives for diversity among its employees and students and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, as can be read in Utrecht University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.
The core values of the faculty for Humanities are professionalism, transparency, responsibility, connectedness and safety. These values apply to everyone and we uphold these values in our work and in our communication with each other and with others.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Christiaan van Bochove (section head Economic and Social History section) at C.J.vanBochove[at] 

Structure report  for this chair is available.


Everyone deserves to feel at home  at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. 

Your application should comprise of:

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a CV and a list of publications;
  • a concise research plan which shows connection to the section’s research profile (max 1,500 words);
  • a concise teaching philosophy (max 500 words).

Candidate interviews will be held in Utrecht in the week of 22 January 2024. A trial lecture and an assessment may be part of the application procedure.


Η Δράση Αναβάθμιση και Ανανέωση του ιστοχώρου της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Οικονομικής Ιστορίας χρηματοδοτείται από το Κοινωφελές Ίδρυμα Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση, στο πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος Ενίσχυσης Επιστημονικών Εταιρειών 2016