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Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam focuses on the production, uses, and consequences of information and communication in informing, persuading, and entertaining citizens. There are currently four program groups: Corporate Communication, Political Communication & Journalism, Persuasive Communication, and Youth& Media Entertainment.

With more than 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students, Communication Science is among the biggest departments at the University of Amsterdam. The College of Communication and the Graduate School of Communication offer a Bachelor and Master program, a European joint degree program in Journalism and a Research Master, the only of its kind in the Netherlands. The research is organized in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR.

What will you be doing?

The programme investigates the contents of this information, how audiences use and process it, and what effects it has. A central question is how citizens, organizations, and institutions use media and communication to become informed about public affairs and to participate in them. It is a starting point that citizens have become ‘critical consumers’ also in the realm of politics and this affects their information seeking behavior as well as the use and effects of new information. Research in this program often has an internationally comparative orientation. Our theories address the core of democracy so a major task of the program is to develop and test theories that help improve democratic processes.

The candidate:

  • teaches modules in the standing programmes of the Bachelor and Master communication science in Dutch and English. The Master program is taught in English only, the Bachelor program has a Dutch track, next to an English track;
  • supervises and evaluates Bachelor theses, Master theses and internships within corporate communication;
  • participates in committees, groups and projects in the program group Political Communication and Journalism Group;
  • organizes teaching in the field of Political Communication and Journalism.

What do we require of you?

The lecturer will be part of the program group Political communication and journalism, chaired by Prof. Claes de Vreese.

The candidate:

  • has a PhD in Communication Science or a related program;
  • has a broad teaching experience; a teaching certificate (BKO) has to be obtained;
  • has excellent command of spoken and written English and preferably Dutch;
  • has a broad knowledge of communication science in general;
  • is capable of providing a stimulating teaching environment and is a good team worker.

PhD candidates in their final phase are explicitly encouraged to apply. Lecturers spend all their time on teaching and teaching-related tasks.

Further information

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Our offer

The position is temporary for 2 years, though tenure is possible pending track record. The starting date is negotiable, preferably 1 January 2021. Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3.746 and a maximum salary of €5,127 gross per month based on a full-time employment contract for a 38-hour working week (scale 11, Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development. 

Job application

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application by using the link below. Please send us a cover letter stating your motivations and qualifications, a resume (curriculum vitae) and contact details for three potential references.
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