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Het project consortium Re/Presenting Europe: Popular Representations of Diversity and Belonging' waar Ocan aan meewerkt, zoekt een Project Manager. Geïnteresseerden dienen hun sollicitatiebrief en curriculum vitae via het sollicitatieformulier op de website van Academic Transfer te versturen. KLIK HIER. Sluitingsdatum is vrijdag 6 oktober 2023.

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Are you a born organiser and would you like to contribute to a study on the history of diversity and inclusion in the Netherlands? Then apply immediately.


As a project manager, you will be part of the Project Support Team. The members of the Project Support Team provide support for research projects in the various departments of the Humanities Faculty. These include projects funded by the ERC and NWO, as well as first-flow research projects. The team is part of the chain Research Support.

For the NWA-ORC project Re/Presenting Europe, led by Prof. Dr. Rachel Gillett, we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced project manager who wants to contribute to a study on the history of diversity and inclusion in the Netherlands. Are you a born organiser with great communication skills? Can you bring together and connect a large group of stakeholders? Then you are the project manager we are looking for!

In this role, you will assist with the management of the project “Re/Presenting Europe: Popular Representations of Diversity and Belonging”, that investigates how we produce better knowledge about the many “othered” populations that have shaped Europe for centuries. In the project we seek to address the trauma and historical impact of the Dutch and European colonial past and create representations that build more inclusive futures. It brings together sub-projects in education and research from postcolonial and globalising perspectives as well as urban arts, hip hop, and sports. Through a grassroots approach, with close collaboration between scholars and community-based organisations, the project endeavors to make knowledge within major academic and cultural institutions more inclusive. The project has a grant of 4.9 million euros from the Dutch Research Agenda and brings together an interdisciplinary consortium.

As project manager of Re/Presenting Europe, you will work closely with the lead researcher (PI/Primary investigator) of the project, cultural historian, Rachel Gillett. You are responsible for coordinating this interdisciplinary consortium. Showing commitment to, and experience with, issues of diversity and belonging is an asset in this position.

The range of tasks involved in this position is diverse. They include (but are not limited to):

  • maintaining the project administration, including financial management and budgeting, in consultation with the consortium leader and the funder;
  • functioning as a contact point within and outside the organisation;
  • communicating with all consortium partners and other stakeholders through platforms such as Slack and Teams, maintaining regular communications;
  • supporting the maintenance and care of stakeholder relationships;
  • facilitating and coordinating project development and the completion of outputs with the various consortium partners;
  • organising activities, such as conferences, workshops, lectures and presentations;
  • working together with and managing the student assistants on the project;
  • maintaining contact with various interest groups and stakeholders outside the consortium;
  • drafting and helping to edit reports and other correspondence with the grant provider.


Our ideal candidate should have:
  • experience in managing complex organisational projects;
  • strong communication skills and experience in working and communicating with many different types of organisational cultures;
  • strong digital skills and ideally not afraid to work in Excel, Teams, Slack and Mailchimp;
  • professional language skills in Dutch and English (native proficiency in Dutch and B2-level CEFR of English - or vice versa – is required);
  • affinity with the subjects of diversity, representation and exclusivity;
  • independence, proactivity and diplomacy.
In addition, it is an advantage if you:
  • have a (relevant) master's degree;
  • have experience with science communication or impact development, and/or;
  • have experience with local community organisations, and/or;
  • have experience with popular music and/or sports activities. 


We offer:

  • a position (0,5 FTE) for 1 year, with possibility to extend to 36 months in total in case of good performance;
  • a full-time gross salary between €3,226 and €5,090 in scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO);
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 1,100 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 centre of Utrecht, where the faculty is located, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

The faculty strives for diversity among its employees and students and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, as can be read in Utrecht University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

The core values of the faculty for Humanities are professionalism, transparency, responsibility, connectedness and safety. These values apply to everyone and we uphold these values in our work and in our communication with each other and with others.


For more information about this position, please contact Anne van Dam (Team Lead of the Project Support Team), via  or contact the PI of the project, prof. Rachel Gillet in case you have a question about the project. 

This position requires frequent communication with both Dutch and English-speaking partners. We therefore require a candidate who is comfortable with both languages. For this reason we would like to ask you to write your motivation letter in Dutch. The interview will be conducted in both Dutch and English.