Vacante: Catedrático de literatura española e hispanoamericana, Universidad de Amsterdam

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language, history, and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutions in the capital city. Almost 1,000 employees are affiliated with the Faculty, which has about 8,000 students. The Faculty of Humanities consists of six departments.

The department of Language and Literature has a vacancy for a professor of

Spanish and Latin American literature (Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse letterkunde)

1.0 fte (permanent position)


The professor of Spanish and Latin American literature is a Romanist/Hispanist and/or a Literature professor with a strong Spanish language profile.(S)he is an expert in Spanish and Latin American literature in a broad sense, sufficiently demonstrated by academic background, research activities and teaching experience. The new professor will work in the core of both Spanish and Latin American literary studies.

Required qualifications

  • a PhD in Spanish Literature or Latin American literary studies
  • an excellent academic publication record
  • extensive experience and competence in academic teaching
  • experience in developing new teaching programs
  • research relevant to the Faculty’s research priority area ‘Cultural Heritage and Identity’ or ‘Cultural Transformations and Globalisation’
  • the ability to establish productive relationships with other academic disciplines within as well as outside the department, among which European Studies and other capacity groups.
  • an extensive national and international network with other academic and cultural institutions
  • a proven track record of acquiring external research funding
  • proven management and leadership capacities
  • fluency in Spanish and English


The appointment will be permanent. The gross salary will normally conform to professorial scale 2, between €5,003 and €7,285 gross per month (€ 69.822 – € 101.669 per annum, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment) on a full-time basis in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). In certain cases, however, different terms of employment may be offered.

Further details

Please check the information about chairs at the Faculty of Humanities. For further details, interested parties should contact the secretary of the selection committee, D. van der Vaart, phone +31(0)20-525.3804, email, or the chair of the committee, prof. dr.H.A.van der Liet, tel. 020-525 4664, e-mail H.A.vanderLiet@

Application procedure

Candidates are invited to submit a letter of application in Dutch or English no later than 17 November 2013, accompanied with a CV and a list of publications. The application should be addressed to The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P.I.M. van Vree, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam. The top left-hand corner of the envelope should be marked with the vacancy number and the words ‘strictly confidential’. Alternatively, applications may be sent by email to Please indicate the vacancy number in the subject field.

Applications will be received by a selection committee headed by the chair of the department of  Language and Literature, prof. Henk van der Liet. Following a procedure, which may involve a formal assessment and a public trial lecture, the committee will make its final recommendation to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.

The University of Amsterdam wishes to see an increase in the amount of women occupying higher academic positions. This is why female candidates are specifically invited to apply. The Faculty aims to ease the combination of working in Amsterdam and managing one’s personal affairs.