Geert Lovink on Thu, 8 May 2008 16:05:24 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] ass. prof. nieuwe media job (uva)

Job Vacancy: Assistant Professor in New Media, Media and Culture, University
of Amsterdam - Full-time (38 hours per week) or Part-time (32 hours per

University of Amsterdam
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a university with an internationally
acclaimed profile, located at the heart of the Dutch capital. As well as a
world center for business and research, Amsterdam is a hub of cultural and
media activities. The University of Amsterdam is a member of the League of
European Research Universities.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a
strongly 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 1,000 employees affiliated with the Faculty, which has
about 6,500 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
then 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'.

The Faculty invites applications for an

Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in New Media

38 or 32 hours a week for a period of two years

vacancy number 08-3046

The ideal candidate would have familiarity with the study of digital media
in the humanities or social sciences, and have made acquaintance with such
areas as cyberculture, digital humanities, information aesthetics, Internet
studies, media arts, media theory, virtual ethnography and/or Web theory.
Basic computing and Internet skills are essential, as is up-to-date
knowledge of Internet culture. Practical experience in working with
Web-based applications (e.g., blogs and wikis) is desirable.

The new media and digital culture team is part of the Media Studies
department and concerns itself with research strategies for the critical
study of Internet culture. The Assistant Professor is expected to teach on
both the bachelor's and master's degree levels, in courses concerned with
such topics as digital journalism, Internet-related aesthetics, Internet
research methods and techniques, as well as the politics of code. Candidates
also should have a new media research agenda.

*       Preparing and conducting teaching activities both as part of and
outside the New Media programme

*       Monitoring professional literature and integrating new insights into
the courses taught

*       Coaching and supervising students

*       Identifying and integrating improvements in didactic aspects and/or
course content

*       Contributing to the evaluation of the programme setup and

*       Participating in committees of study groups as well as performing
assigned management and administrative duties


*       A relevant university degree and demonstrable affinity with
scientific research, evidenced by publications, research plans and/or other

*       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

*       Willingness 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

More information
Further information about this vacancy can be obtained from dr. Richard
Rogers, telephone +31-(0)20 - 525 3352, e-mail Email
contact is preferred.

This is a temporary appointment for two years. The gross monthly salary will
range from ? 2330 (scale 10) to ? 4284 (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 May
31, 2008 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, the Netherlands.

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

You may also submit your application by e-mail to In this case please state the vacancy number in
the subject field.

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