Lecturer(s) Literatures in English

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 16 Jun 2024

4 Jun 2024
Job Information

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
Research Field

Language sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

16 Jun 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The chair group English Literature provides a number of international programmes: the bachelor's programme Literature and Society, the master's programme English Literature in a Visual Culture, and the research master's programme Environmental Humanities. As a lecturer, you will teach courses such as Literary Theory, Creative Writing, Diasporic Literature, and supervise theses and internships at the bachelor and master level. You will contribute to the development and improvement of our teaching programme. You keep track of publications in your field and integrate insights from recent academic literature into the curriculum. In addition, you fulfil management and administrative tasks such as participation in team meetings and membership of the education or examination committee. Your appointment consists of 90% teaching and 10% administration and management.
More information about our BA programme: https://vu.nl/en/education/bachelor/literature-and-society/track/literature-and-society-english .
More information about our MA programme: https://vu.nl/en/education/master/literary-studies/curriculum .

Specific Requirements

Suitable candidates meet the following requirements:

  • you have a PhD in the field of English literature
  • you are an experienced, enthusiastic and skilled in academic teaching, as is clear from teaching evaluations
  • you are in possession of the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO), or are willing to obtain this within the foreseeable future
  • you have some experience in supervising bachelor's and master's theses
  • you are a team player and are willing to contribute to activities of the English Literature group
  • you have an excellent command of English, preferably also of Dutch

Additional Information

We offer a temporary appointment for 3 to 5 years with a possible probationary period of 1 year, starting 15 August 2024.
The salary, depending on education and experience, amounts to a minimum of € 4.332 and a maximum of € 5.929 (scale 11) gross per month on a full-time basis. The position fits the UFO profile Docent 3, for a total of 0.7fte, to be divided between one or two lecturers.
We also offer you attractive fringe benefits and regulations. Some examples:

  • a full-time 38-hour working week comes with a holiday leave entitlement of 232 hours per year. If you choose to work 40 hours, you have 96 extra holiday leave hours on an annual basis. For part-timers, this is calculated pro rata.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Additional comments

Are you excited about this position and think your knowledge and skills fit the profile? If so, please apply using the application button no later than 16 June 2024, 23:59. Remember to upload your curriculum vitae and motivation letter.
Job interviews will take place in the first half of July.
The submission of a doctoral degree and two reference checks are part of the application procedure.
Applications received by e-mail will not be considered.
Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.

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Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Postal Code
De Boelelaan 1105

Where to apply





De Boelelaan 1105
Postal Code

1081 HV


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