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[Commlist] Lecturer in Film Studies (Groningen, 1.0 FTE, three years)

Fri Mar 22 13:36:44 GMT 2024

*Lecturer in Film Studies (Groningen, 1.0 FTE, three years)*

Job Description

The Arts, Culture and Media programme of the University of Groningen is looking for a highly motivated temporary lecturer (Dutch: docent) in film studies for the next three years. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in film studies (or a neighbouring field) and come with expertise in film history, film theory, and film analysis. While we expect a willingness to teach in a wide range of areas, the research profile of the candidate can be very specific, adding to the already existing expertise of the film staff or opening it to new perspectives.

The successful candidate will teach in our Bachelor’s programme in “Arts, Culture and Media.” The language of instruction is English. Women, people of colour and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Please use the link to this website: <>

Depending on their qualification and language proficiencies the successful applicant can expect to receive:

- 0.1 FTE professionalisation time per year

- Additional hours to gain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) for Dutch universities- if needed

- Additional hours for Dutch language courses (if needed)

The successful applicant is expected to:

- teach and supervise students in the department’s BA and perform admin tasks

- to move to Groningen for this position (or a place within reasonable distance in the Netherlands)

The new colleague will become a staff member of the Arts, Culture and Media (ACM) programme for three years (36 months). ACM is responsible for the Bachelor’s programme “Arts, Culture and Media” as well as four tracks in the master’s programme “Arts and Culture”: “Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media”; “Music, Theatre and Performance Studies”; “Arts Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship”; and “Arts, Cognition and Criticism.” It currently has 25 permanent staff members, six of whom have a focus on film studies. Our highly international staff comprises colleagues from The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the US, the UK, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Greece, Israel, and Denmark. The BA programme has an annual enrolment of around 100–120 students from all parts of the world; the MA programme accepts around 60 national and international students every year (ca. 25-30 have an emphasis on film studies). Here is an overview of the teaching staff of ACM:<> <>


In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as good social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills, and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for candidates who have:

acquired a PhD in Film Studies, Cinema Studies, Screen Studies or a closely related field is highly appreciated

teaching experience at the university level

excellent command of English (at least CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, and speaking)


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university. In international rankings it regularly features among the best 100 universities in the world (latest Times Higher Education: rank 75). Its 36,000 students, more than 23% of whom are international, are encouraged to develop their own individual talents through challenging study and career paths. The university’s Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the city of Groningen. It has more than 5,000 students and 700 staff members and offers 16 Bachelor’s programmes and over 40 Master’s specialisations.

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

a salary based on qualifications and experience of between € 3226 and € 5090 (scale 10 CAO Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full time position a full-time position (1.0 FTE)

a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income

an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance

attractive employee benefits such as the Employee Choice Model, Employment Conditions and a good pension and leave plan.

a contract length of 36 months

The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check:<> <>


Applications should include the following:

● a cover letter of 1 page that explains the motivation for applying for this position and indicates the qualifications to teach film studies courses ● a full curriculum vitae including a list of teaching with details about the courses given (amount of hours, role in the course etc.)
● the names and contact details of two academic referees.

Applications that are incomplete or are otherwise faulty will not be taken into consideration.

You may apply for this position no later than Friday, 12 April 2024 at 18:00 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Interviews (either in person in Groningen or online) will take place at the beginning of May 2024.

Date of entry into employment (non-negotiable): 1 September 2024.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage:<> <>

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers:<> <>

We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

Miralda Meulman, Degree Programme Coordinator (for more information on the formal procedure), +31 50 3638950, (sec.amc /at/

Dr J. (Julian) Hanich, Chair of Film Studies, (j.hanich /at/

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

Additional information

BA Program Arts, Culture and Media: <>

MA Track Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media: <>

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