Information for job applicants

A successful university needs a diverse workforce with a broad array of talents, competences and skills. This places a number of demands on the recruitment and selection of employees. Diversity also has implications for the way that staff treat one another, which is why we cultivate a culture of respect and friendliness.

Open vacancies

To find out which positions are currently available, view our list of vacancies. You can apply directly on our website, using the link at the bottom of the job description page.

Working as a PhD researcher

In the Netherlands, PhD researchers are considered members of staff rather than students. Read more about finding a PhD position or consult the list of PhD vacancies.

Diversity and inclusion

The UvA makes an effort to recruit and hire people who face greater barriers to employment than most. Different initiatives offer work experience for refugees, scholars at risk, people with a disability  and others with limited access to the labour market.

Unsolicited applications

The UvA is a large organisation with many different faculties and departments. Please first contact the faculty or department you are interested in to ask whether they accept unsolicited applications. The faculty or department concerned can give you a contact name and email address to whom you can direct your application.

If you do not receive a response to your complaint, or if the response is unsatisfactory, you can contact the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organisation Development (NVP). In this case, a written complaint is required.

Published by  University of Amsterdam

16 March 2018