::fibreculture:: 3 assistant professor positions in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam

Geert Lovink geert at desk.nl
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
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  
necessary support.

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).

Job application
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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