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VACANCY: Utrecht University is looking for 3 temporary Lecturers in Art History (0.7 FTE, up to 4 years)

Application Deadline: 24 May 2020


The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint three temporary lecturers in Art History. The successful candidates are expected to contribute to the teaching, including course coordination, in the bachelor and master ‘art history’ (the language of instruction is Dutch) and/or in the courses ‘Modern Art’ and ‘Chemistry and Art’ at Utrecht University College (both taught in English). The period of specialization is open, from contemporary visual culture to medieval art and architecture.

Both teaching and research in the Art History section (chaired by Professor Sven Dupré) are centred on three themes: Technical, Global and Transcultural, and Digital Art History. Applicants should show how their teaching will contribute to one or more of these themes. Candidates are expected to teach on a wide range of subjects, including those beyond their own expertise, and be willing to co-teach with colleagues in bachelor courses, including ‘Panorama van de kunst’, ‘Van papier tot plastic’, ‘Iconografie’, and ‘Omgaan met erfgoed’. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the supervision of BA and MA theses and internships, and to play a role in tutoring of students.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience teaching undergraduate students and a commitment to thesis supervision and internships;
  • A PhD degree or far advanced PhD trajectory in Art History or a related discipline, with a specialisation in art, architecture and visual culture of any period or region.
  • Ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department.

We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience – or ideas and the willingness to adopt – hands-on teaching in the Kunstlab (in the course ‘Van papier tot plastic’), or if you have affinity with modern and contemporary architecture, art and visual culture.

Utrecht University has a teaching qualification system for university lecturers, and candidates are required to obtain the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if they are not already in possession of one.

Candidates are expected to be proficient in both Dutch and English; non-Dutch candidates will need to master the Dutch language on an academic level within two years.


Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under Qualifications, and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • One or two course evaluations

The application deadline is 24 May 2020. Go to this website to apply.

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams or Starleaf. Interviews are scheduled to take place in the first half of June.


The initial appointment, as from 1 August 2020, will be on a temporary basis for a period of up to four years. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from € 2709 to € 4978 gross per month for a full-time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Employment Agreement) scale 10-11 for Dutch Universities.

Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are set by the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities.

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to Professor Dr. Sven Dupré: s.g.m.dupre@uu.nl. A profile description of the Art History section is available at https://www.uu.nl/en/research/art-history. For more information about the organization and how to apply, go here.