JOB: Lecturer Architectural History. Leiden University

Job: Lecturer Architectural History. Leiden University
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) of the Faculty of Humanities, is looking for an University Lecturer (UD) in Architectural History
Key responsibilities

  • Prepare and teach courses in Art, Architectural History and Academic Skills in the BA tracks (Kunst & Cultuur and AMS) (in the languages of instruction: Dutch and English);
  • Prepare and teach courses in Architectural History from an interdisciplinary perspective in the MA (Arts and Culture) of the Department of Art History (in the languages of instruction: Dutch and English);
  • Engage in all usual forms of instruction in these programs: including supervising in-company placements and excursions and supervising BA and MA theses, both in Dutch and in English;
  • Play an active role in recruiting Dutch and international students by contributing to open days, orientation and information sessions;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of education innovations, also in digital form;
  • Conduct research based on an individual research plan within one of the research programmes of Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), and present the results in the form of publications, conference presentations and other means;
  • Acquire project funding at national, European and international level (NWO, Horizon 2020)
  • Supervise PhD candidates;
  • Contribute to administrative and management duties within the Department of Art History and LUCAS.

Selection criteria

  • Graduated in an Arts and Humanities subject;
  • Completed, or almost completed, a PhD in the field of (Western) Architectural History between 1600 and 1900;
  • Awareness of current issues, viewpoints as well as innovative methods within the field, e.g. Digital Humanities;
  • Research that shows a strong interest in transnational and transmedial intersections in Architectural History;
  • Research profile that fits within LUCAS:
  • Demonstrable and outstanding teaching skills (demonstrated by teaching evaluations, BKO-registration, etc.); experience in teaching at both bachelor and master level and with educational innovations;
  • Proven track record of independent research, as demonstrated by a substantial list of publications;
  • (Near) native proficiency in the languages of instruction, English and Dutch. If the candidate fulfils all other requirements, proficiency in Dutch may be acquired within one year after appointment;
  • Flexible, excellent communication skills, team worker.

The Faculty of Humanities is a unique international centre for the advanced study of languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical contexts from prehistory to the present. Our faculty is home to more than 6,000 students and 800 staff members. For more information, see Faculty of Humanities.
The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is one of the seven research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. It aims to be a prominent player in the research field of the arts (literature, art, architecture, media and design).
LUCAS offers a 0.8-1.0 FTE year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance.
Enquiries can be made to Stijn Bussels, Professor Art history, email: For more information and applying please follow the link to the University application system.
Please submit online your application no later than 10 November 2019. Your application should include a:

  • CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught;
  • Letter of motivation.

Interviews will take place on 21 November 2019 end the appointment will start 1 February 2020

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