University Lectureship in Ancient History
Leiden University

University Lectureship in Ancient History

Netherlands 10 Mar 2021


Leiden University, located in the city of Leiden, is the oldest university in the Netherlands.


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10 Mar 2021
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Vacancy number 21-054

Function type Academic staff

Hours (in fte) 0.8

External/ internal External

Location Leiden

Placed on 09 February 2021

Closing date 10 March 2021

The Faculty of Humanities, the Leiden University Institute for History invites applications for a 

University Lectureship in Ancient History

Key responsibilities

Selection criteria

Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the lecturer is required to obtain a nationally standardized teaching skills certification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs, or BKO).

Our organisation
Since its founding in 1575, Leiden University has acquired an international reputation for excellent teaching and research. In this era of globalization, humanities are more important than ever. Migration, integration, trade and technology are blurring the borders between countries and cultures. To be able to cooperate and live together, it is crucial that we understand each other. Humanities offer the insights we need to do this. Research and education range from languages, cultures, area studies to history, philosophy, arts and religious studies. We are driven by passion and curiosity about the world around us. With its staff of 800, the faculty provides 25 Bachelors and 28 Masters programmes for over 7,200 students based at locations in Leiden’s historic city centre and in modern buildings in The Hague. For more information, see the website of Humanities.

Terms and conditions
The appointment (0.8 FTE) is in temporary employment, initially for one year (August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022), followed by a two-year extension (August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2024) and the possibility to become a permanent member of staff after this period. The rank of lecturer corresponds roughly to that of assistant professor in North-American terms. The salary is in accordance with the collective salary agreement of the Association of Dutch Universities (CAO) and depending on qualifications and experience. The gross monthly salary is € 2.790,- to € 5.826,- (scale 10 to 12) for a full working week. 

Leiden University also offers an annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%. Depending on qualifications, the appointee may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until he/she fully meets the requirements for scales 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity, inclusiveness and equal opportunities within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Further information can be obtained from Luuk de Ligt, email

Applications should be in English, and should be submitted via the blue button in our application system. Please quote the vacancy number in your application. All requested documents should be sent in one PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME/Ancient History’:

Only applications received no later than March 10, 2021 can be considered. Interviews will be held in the final week of March 2021 or in the first week of April.

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