You will join the Department of Media Studies and you will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), one of the research schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. ASCA is home to more than 100 researchers and more than 150 PhD candidates, and conducts world-leading research in Cultural Analysis. ASCA researchers share a commitment to studying culture in all its forms and expressions within an interdisciplinary framework, and to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and political debates. All ASCA research fits into at least one, but usually more than one of five thematic constellations: 1) Mediality, 2) Arts & Aesthetics, 3) Globalization & Migration, 4) Identities, and 5) Cultural & Social Critique.
Tasks and responsibilities:
- Designing and conducting independent research on television and/or cross-media studies resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
- actively pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils, national as well as European;
- actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of collaboration;
- actively contributing to the research activities of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA);
- developing, coordinating and teaching courses in English and/or Dutch in the BA programme in Media and Culture as well as in the MA programme in Television and Cross-Media Culture, and the Research Master’s in Media Studies;
- supervising Bachelor and Master theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses;
- actively contributing to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes in the department;
- taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.
What do you have to offer?
You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show broad knowledge of television and media from a cultural perspective, familiarity with current debates in media theory, aesthetics, history and/or archaeology, and a strong affinity with television and/or cross-media studies. Research relevance to environmentalism, globalization, disability studies, gender/sexuality studies or games/animation/comics will be considered an asset. Your research is interdisciplinary and fits into at least one of ASCA’s research constellations (see above).
In addition to an ambitious scholar, we are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who will develop and provide modules on a range of media topics in relation to television, cross-media and/or social media, with an emphasis on their intersections and connections. We are seeking proven flexibility in teaching on topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA and minor programmes for a diverse group of students.
Your experience and profile:
- holds a PhD in or related to Media and Culture with a research focus relevant to television and cross-media studies;
- has an international academic network in the relevant research area;
- is an active and ambitious researcher with a strong publication record;
- demonstrates ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
- has wide and relevant teaching experience at BA and MA level;
- has excellent command (near-native fluency) of both Dutch and English. An active and passive command of Dutch must be acquired within two years of the employment contract and the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language programme II must be passed;
- has experience with digital and audiovisual teaching facilities and affinity with IT in university teaching;
- is a good team worker and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
- has excellent organisational experience and skills;
- has acquired the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification, or is willing to acquire this within the first two years.
Research that entails collaboration with non-academic institutions and agencies in the Netherlands, Europe, and beyond is highly welcome.
What can we offer you?
We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months. The employment is for 38 hours per week. Preferred starting date is 01 February 2023.
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between € € 3,974 (scale 11) to € 5,439 (scale 11) dependent on relevant experience. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
We additionally offer:
- the opportunity to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams;
- excellent opportunities for study and personal development;
- an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.
The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.
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Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact (during office hours):
- Prof. B.J. de Kloet, Head of Department
If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 16 October 2022.
Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf):
- a letter of motivation;
- a detailed CV;
- a list of publications;
- the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation.
Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.
The interviews will be held in the course of November 2022. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
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