|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 week) 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 developed. 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. Tasks * 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 implementation * Participating in committees of study groups as well as performing assigned management and administrative duties Requirements * 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 * 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Email contact is preferred. Appointment 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 email@example.com. In this case please state the vacancy number in the subject field. ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. 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