The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University is seeking to appoint two full-time Associate Professors (UHD) who will contribute to the teaching and research activities of English Language and Literature, a subject area which is based in its own Section within the Department.

·       You will have expertise in any aspect of English Literature, Literary Studies or Cultural History within the Modern period (broadly speaking, 1750 to the present day). A demonstrable interest in some aspect of American Literature, Translation Studies, or the Departmental research area Literature and Media Technology, may be advantageous to your application.
·        You will be an energetic and inspiring colleague, and will make a major contribution to English Studies at undergraduate level.
·        You will also be expected to play a crucial role in the development and introduction of a new MA Programme, ‘Literature Today’, as well as to participate in the Research MA Programme, ‘Comparative Literary Studies’.
·        You will conduct research in your specialism at an internationally recognised level, and have a demonstrable potential in attracting sources of funding in this area.
·        You will become an active member of The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON), the Faculty’s research centre, and participating in its Literature research group.
·        You will (co-)supervise PhD projects.
·        You may also assist with the delivery of some language proficiency courses (including translation) and introductory courses on English and / or American cultures.
·        You will be required to undertake other duties, administrative or otherwise, such as may reasonably be required.

·        A PhD in a relevant field;
·        Fully fluent in English to near-native standard (oral and written);
·        Teaching experience in English Studies at university level;
·        Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to empathize with students;
·        Ability to work in a team and to contribute to collegiality;
·        A track record of research and publication (including evidence of publications currently under review with peer-reviewed and internationally recognized journals)
·        Experience of submitting grant applications;
·        Experience of postgraduate teaching;
·        Experience of postgraduate research supervision.

Utrecht University strives for excellence in teaching and study performance. This also holds for the clearly defined research profiles with respect to four core themes: Dynamics of Youth, Life Sciences, Institutions and Sustainability. Utrecht University has a strong commitment to community outreach and contributes to answering the social questions of today and tomorrow.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 900 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 center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

For further information you can contact prof. dr. T.J.M. Sanders, Head of the Department of Languages Literature and Communication, or prof. dr. D.A. Pascoe, Head of the English Section, 0031-030-253 5219, email or

The closing date for applications is 20 September 2015. Applications are online at: