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Assistant professors in the Humanities (24 FTE)

In the context of the sectoral plan for the Humanities entitled ‘Tradition in transition’ and both the university's and faculty's strategic profile, the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen offers assistant professor positions (24 FTE).

We invite ambitious academics with relevant expertise and experience to apply. Positions are available in the fields of:

As part of its strategic plan, the Faculty of Arts capitalizes on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team science and scholarship. To strengthen the position of the Humanities in the Netherlands, we are looking for new colleagues who are at the forefront of their disciplines and who have proven to be game changers in their respective fields, but with a broad interest in and familiarity with adjacent fields within the Humanities and beyond.

The positions consist of 40% research time and 60% teaching time, with the exception of the first two years of appointment. In the first year the teaching time will be 40%, in the second year 50%. This teaching reduction at the start of the appointment allows new colleagues to further develop teaching and research on the themes and to obtain the necessary teaching and language qualifications.

Depending on experience and expertise, the new colleagues will be embedded in different research centres, teaching clusters and degree programmes within our Faculty. In addition, they will also form a cohort that - together with existing colleagues - will help build connections across the Faculty and university, nationally as well as internationally, placing Groningen firmly on the map as a centre of expertise regarding the themes described above.

We are looking for connectors who collaboratively with colleagues set the stage for the future of the Humanities and who are eager to contribute to a productive, stimulating and compassionate workplace.


We encourage you to apply if you have:

  • expertise and experience, including a PhD, in a field relevant to on one or more of the five themes mentioned above;
  • excellent research skills, as demonstrated by a track record of publishing in high-ranked venues, (invited) research talks and the (potential) ability to recruit external funds;
  • excellent teaching skills, as demonstrated by past student evaluation and continuous professional development initiatives;
  • excellent command of English (CEFR C1/C2) and a willingness to learn Dutch within two years after appointment;
  • a strong cooperative attitude and willingness to engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research and teaching;
  • enthusiasm for communicating academic research to non-academic audiences.

What do we offer?

In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO-NU) we are offering you:

  • a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,974 (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6,181 (salary scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position (1.0 FTE);
  • an excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees;
  • favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen;
  • 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment and provide career services for partners of new academic staff members moving to Groningen.

The appointment will initially be on a temporary basis for 18 months with an outlook to a permanent position when you meet the criteria.

The Faculty will facilitate you with obtaining the requested qualifications for teaching and the Dutch language.

The appointee will ideally commence in August 2023.

Before applying please check the individual pages for more information about the themes.

Last modified:16 December 2022 3.59 p.m.