The Faculty of Humanities has a vacancy for an Assistant professor in New Media and Digital Culture .
The ideal candidate would have considerable knowledge of the study of New Media and Digital Culture in the humanities, especially in the areas of digital methods and critical internet culture. He or she will also have demonstrable affinity with the areas of media arts, media history, media theory and social media critique. Up-to-date Internet skills are essential, as is current knowledge of digital culture as evidenced by active participation in online culture. Practical experience in working analytically with online platforms (e.g., Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) and web-based applications (e.g., wikis) is highly 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 will teach on both the bachelor's and master's degree levels, in courses concerned with such topics as data journalism, media theory, new media practice, new media research methods, media history as well as contemporary themes in digital culture. The Assistant professor may also teach more general courses in Media Studies on BA level. Candidates also must have a research agenda in new media and digital culture.
The candidate will also play a role in curriculum development in the Media Studies programs (especially the master program in New Media & Digital Culture). Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be active internationally in the field of new media (as evidenced through new media conference attendance and invited talks in the field), and liaise and work with academics and practitioners across the broad terrain of digital culture.
The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 1 January 2018 untill 31 July 2020, for 32 to 38 hours a week. The gross monthly salary will range from €3,475 (scale 11) to €5,405 (scale 12), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week). The Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities is applicable.
Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae and two names of referees should be sent prior to 30 October 2017 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P. Weerman via:
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With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.
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The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field 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 700 employees affiliated with the Faculty, which has about 6,000 students.
The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors 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 developed.
You will be supervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Additional didactical training can also be part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration.