::fibreculture:: UvA job: Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Cultur

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 24 18:57:50 CEST 2010

Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture
1.0 FTE (38 hours a week)
vacancy number 10-3043

The ideal candidate would have familiarity with the study of digital  
in the humanities, and have made acquaintance with such areas as
cyberculture, digital humanities, information aesthetics and  
Internet studies, media arts, media history, media theory and/or virtual
ethnography. Internet skills are essential, as is up-to-date knowledge  
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  
such topics as digital journalism, digital aesthetics, Internet research
methods and techniques, media archaeology as well as the politics of  
Candidates should also have a new media research agenda.


* Teaching and developing teaching activities both as part of and  
the Media and Culture / New Media programme
* (Co-)supervising Bachelor's and Master's theses
* Independently conducting research in the area mentioned, resulting in
contributions to leading international publications
* Co-supervising PhD candidates
* Making a contribution to raising contract and indirect funding


Relevant PhD degree
* Experience in research and excellent research skills, evidenced by
publications in renowned international professional journals / book form
* Teaching experience at the university level and demonstrable didactic
abilities and/or training, evidenced by an educational portfolio
* 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
*A candidate with thorough knowledge of Dutch and English is preferred,
non-native Dutch speakers must achieve fluency in Dutch within two years

Further information
Further information about this vacancy can be obtained from Prof.  
Pisters, p.p.r.w.pisters at uva.nl, +31 (0) 20 525 4593.

This is a tenure track appointment, which means that the initial  
will be two years. Depending on teaching evaluations and professional
assessment, tenure will be granted after two years. The gross monthly  
will range from €3,195 (scale 11) - €4,970 (scale 12), based on a full- 
appointment (38 hours a week).

Job application
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and should be sent no  
than 10 October 2010 to the Universiteit van Amsterdam, to the  
attention of
the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. J.F.T.M. van Dijck,  
210, 1012 VT Amsterdam. Please state the vacancy number in the upper  
corner of the envelope.

You may also submit your application by e-mail, stating the vacancy  
in the subject field: solliciteren2010-fgw at uva.nl

The selection process will include a trial lecture.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research  
with a
strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the  
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 7,500 students.

New impulses are required in order to further develop education and  
in the field of language and culture into committed humanities. A  
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  
as the new generation of lecturers. Candidates are expected to hold a  
degree and to have a background in the humanities. Outstanding didactic
qualities and an affinity with students are required. It is crucial that
candidates are able to combine solid research with appealing teaching.
Moreover, it goes without saying that they should also be familiar  
with the
latest developments in their field. Furthermore, the new UvA academics  
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  
the first year of your appointment. Additional didactical training is  
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  

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