::fibreculture:: 3 assistant professor positions in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam
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Sat Mar 10 16:36:35 CET 2012
There are three vacant positions for assistant professor in New Media
and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam.
Assistant Professor New Media and Digital Culture
for 38 hours per week
vacancy number W12-043
The ideal candidate would have familiarity with the study of digital
media in the humanities, and have made acquaintance with such areas as
digital humanities, information aesthetics and visualization, Internet
studies, media arts, media history, media theory, social media and/or
virtual ethnography. 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, digital
aesthetics, Internet research methods and techniques, media
archaeology as well as the politics of code.
Candidates also should have a new media research agenda.
• teaching and developing teaching activities both as part of and
outside the Media and Culture 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
• teaching experience at the university level and demonstrable
didactic abilities and / or training, evidence by an educational
• 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.
Further information about this vacancy can be obtained from professor
dr. P.P.R.W. Pisters, e-mail p.p.r.w.pisters at uva.nl.
As a result of the Faculty policy pertaining to the flexibilisation of
its workforce, this vacancy has been marked as a ‘transfer position’.
Transfer positions are only part-time. This means that when a staff
member is employed in a transfer position, he/she will not be given a
permanent contract and will be required to transfer to a new position
within the UvA when the period of employment formally ends. If no
alternative position is available at the University, termination of
employment will follow. In such cases, the University will provide the
There are three vacant positions for the assistant professor New Media:
• For the 1,0 position, the initial appointment will be on a
temporary basis for a period of two years. Subject to satisfactory
performance, this will be followed by a permanent appointment.
• For two positions (0,8 and 0,7) appointment will be on a temporary
basis for a period of no more than two years. There will be no
permanent position for these two positions.
You are asked to let us know in the application, if you are applying
for only the permanent position, or also for the temporary positions.
The gross monthly salary will range from € 3,195 (scale 11) - € 4,970
(scale 12), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week).
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and should be sent
before 24 March 2012 to the Universiteit van Amsterdam, to the
attention of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof.dr. F.P.I.M.
van Vree, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam.
Please state the vacancy number in the upper left corner of the
envelope, and make clear in your application which position(s) you are
applying for (permanent or also temporary position).You may also
submit your application by e-mail; solliciteren2012-fgw at uva.nl. In
this case please state the vacancy number in the subject field.
The selection process will include a trial lecture.
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