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Assistant professor in Corporate Communication

The Department of Communication Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Corporate Communication, starting in September 2020. As an …

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Nieuwe Achtergracht, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3637 - € 5656 per maand


The Department of Communication Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Corporate Communication, starting in September 2020. As an assistant professor, you will be part of the program group of Corporate Communication (chaired by dr Piet Verhoeven).

What are you going to do?

Teaching and research in the program group Corporate Communication focuses on the development, execution and especially the effects of communication strategies towards internal and external stakeholders of organizations. These organizations include companies in the private sector, but also civil society and public organizations. Strategic communication is directed towards mass media and the general public (public relations), government institutions (public affairs), investors (investor relations), and employees (employee communication). In this context, we focus on mediatization processes, artificial intelligence & technology use, legitimacy & visibility, and sustainability & diversity, and approach these by using communication theory. As part of the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) our focus is on empirical-analytical research conducted from a communication science perspective.

The assistant professor:

  • conducts research on Corporate Communication within the ASCoR research program into the production, content and consequences of corporate communication, including internal and external stakeholders/audiences;
  • teaches regular modules in the programmes of the Bachelor and Master communication science in Dutch and English. The Master program is taught in English only, the Bachelor program has a Dutch track, next to an English track;
  • organizes teaching in the field of Corporate Communication on different themes within the program, from first year’s bachelor courses to courses in the master’s track Corporate Communication;
  • supervises and evaluates Bachelor theses, Master theses and internships;
  • participates in committees, groups and projects in the program group Corporate Communication.


The new colleague:

  • has a PhD in Communication Science or a related program in the Social Sciences;
  • has a broad knowledge of communication science in general;
  • has knowledge of corporate communication with internal and/or external stakeholders/audiences as proved by publications in prominent communication science journals;
  • is an experienced teacher;
  • has a strong empirical-analytical research profile and works on/with communication science theories and methods;
  • is capable of providing a stimulating teaching and research environment and is a good team worker;
  • is proficient in English;
  • has the qualities and plans to apply for competitive grants; demonstrated grant-writing experience is a plus;
  • has a proven network in Communication Science and is an active member of the Communication Science community.


Our offer

The position is a temporary contract for a term of two years. If a candidate proves suitable, barring unforeseen organisational developments and assuming sufficient FTE availability, we intend to offer the candidate a permanent employment contract. Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,637 and a maximum salary of €5,656 gross per month based on a full-time employment contract for a 38-hour working week (in keeping with scale 11 or 12, as per the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus.

What else can we offer you?

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

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