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<nettime-ann> 3 Lecturers in Media Studies, University of Amsterdam

3 Lecturers in Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
0.6 FTE

vacancy number 10-3019

The Department of Media Studies invites applications for three 0.6 FTE
non-tenure-track lecturer positions, beginning in August 2010. Candidates should have proven familiarity and experience with teaching and research in
the field of Media Studies, preferably with a (almost) completed PhD.

Teaching will mainly focus on classes in the Bachelor's programme of Media
Studies; more general courses, e.g. philosophy of science, as well as
classes in the field of television and new media. Candidates with a
PhD-degree will most likely also teach and supervise within the Master's
programmes of Media Studies.

The Department is interested in candidates in the fields of:

   • Theory and analysis of new media and digital cultures
   • Television and popular culture
   • Media Technology and Media Culture

Familiarity with related fields such as Film Studies, Journalism or
preservation and presentation of audiovisual heritage is considered an


• Prepare and conduct teaching activities both as part of and outside
the media and culture programme
• Monitor professional literature and the integration of new insights
into the courses taught
   • Coach and supervise students
• Identify and integrate improvements in didactic aspects and/or course
• Contribute to the evaluation of the programme setup and implementation
   • participate in committees of study groups and perform assigned
management and administrative duties


• A relevant university degree and demonstrable affinity with scientific research, evidenced by publications, research plans and/or other projects
   • Teaching experience at the university level and didactic abilities
• Experience with digital and audio-visual equipment; affinity with ICT
in academic education
• Team spirit and capable of functioning at all levels of more than one
study programme
• Willing to develop in a multidisciplinary capacity in order to be able
to participate in multiple areas of the Faculty's curriculum
   • Organisational experience and skills
   • Thorough knowledge of Dutch and English; non-native Dutch speakers
must achieve fluency in Dutch within two years

Further information
Further information about this vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr
F.P.I.M. van Vree: F.P.I.M.vanVree {at}

This is a temporary appointment for 2 years. The gross monthly salary will
range from €2,379 (scale 10) to €4,374 (scale 11), based on a full-time
appointment (38 hours a week).

Job application
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and should be sent before 28 March 2010 to the Universiteit van Amsterdam, to the attention of the Dean
of the Faculty of Humanities, Ms Prof. Dr J.F.T.M. van Dijck, Spuistraat
210, 1012 VT Amsterdam.

Please state the vacancy number in the upper left corner of the envelope.
The selection procedure will include a lecture.

You may also submit your application by e-mail to solliciteren2010-fgw {at} In that case please state the vacancy number in the subject field.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field
of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty
maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city.
There are almost 1,250 employees affiliated with the Faculty, which has
about 6,800 students.

New impulses are required in order to further develop education and research in the field of language and culture into committed humanities. A humanities perspective provides the insight necessary to both understand and steer all
sorts of social developments, for example relating to information and
communication technology.

Therefore, the Faculty of Humanities is looking for academics who can serve as the new generation of lecturers. Candidates are expected to hold a Master or even better a PhD degree and to have a background in the humanities. They should be familiar with the latest developments in their field. Outstanding didactic qualities and an affinity with students are required. The new UvA
academics will contribute to the Faculty's envisioned expansion and
modernisation by bridging the gap between the various disciplines.
Consequently, all lecturers must be capable of teaching courses for more
than one specific study programme.

The Faculty of Humanities offers you the opportunity to collaborate with
leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of
their multidisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be
teaching in a dynamic context in which new educational methods are being

Together with the other new lecturers you will participate in a
comprehensive introductory programme. You will be supervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Additional didactical training is also
part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio,
previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration. The
introductory programme includes earning the 'basic training qualification'.
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