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[Commlist] Junior lecturers in Media Studies – New Media and Digital Culture (Amsterdam)

Sat May 25 19:54:06 GMT 2019

Junior lecturers in Media Studies – New Media and Digital Culture

Faculty of Humanities – Department of Media Studies

Junior lecturers in Media Studies – New Media and Digital Culture
Publicatiedatum 	20 mei 2019
Sluitingsdatum 	4 juni 2019
Opleidingsniveau 	Master's degree
Functieomvang 	19 to 22 hours per week
Salarisindicatie €2,709 to €4,274 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Vacaturenummer 	19-311

The Faculty of Humanities offers the opportunity of a lectureship for recent graduates. We offer the opportunity to teach in a dynamic academic environment in which new didactic methods are developed and where you will receive support for further career development. The Media and Information program is taught in English.

The Faculty of Humanities encourages applications from candidates with academic ambition. This position is meant for recent graduates who would like to become acquainted with working in an academic environment. If requested, lecturers will receive guidance on a PhD or PhD-proposal to be worked on in one’s own time.
Job description

The ideal candidate would have demonstrable knowledge of the study of New Media and Digital Culture in the humanities, especially in the areas of digital methods and critical internet culture. He or she will also have strong affinity with the areas of media arts, media history, media theory and social media critique. Up-to-date Internet skills are essential, as is current knowledge of digital culture as evidenced by active participation in online culture and digital media scholarship. Practical experience in working analytically with online platforms (e.g., Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube) and web-based applications and tools (e.g., social media analytics) is highly 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 Lecturer will teach in the Media and Information BA, in courses concerned with such topics as media theory, new media practice, new media research methods, media history as well as contemporary themes in information and digital culture. Together with other 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.


Preparation and implementation of education at the BA level in Media Studies; keeping track of the literature and integrating new insights into the teaching;
    supervising and coaching students;
    grading assignments;
    contributing to course evaluation.


    Relevant MA degree, recently obtained (2018 or 2019);
experience with digital and audio-visual equipment; affinity with ICT in academic education; capable of teaching at a BA level in Media and Information (especially in courses in New Media and digital culture); some experience in teaching, e.g. as teaching assistant, is a plus;
    reliable team player;
    thorough knowledge of English; preferably some knowledge of Dutch.

Further Information

    Prof. Rens Bod


There are 3 positions available, meant for young academics to gain working experience. Therefore, the appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years (starting 1 August 2019), for 19 to 22 hours a week. The gross monthly salary will range from €2,709 to €4,274 (scale 10), based on a full-time appointment of 38 hours a week. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise 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.

Are you interested?
You may apply by clicking the link below.
Interviews and a short trial lecture will take place in the 2nd or 3rd week of June 2019. #LI-DNP
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