Amsterdam

Assistant Professor in Open Source Intelligence and Data Journalism

23.09.2022
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  • Tijdelijk
University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Functieomschrijving

What are you going to do?

You will join the Department of Media Studies and provide research and education in a dynamic, international setting. You will be a part of the research-led teaching team in new media & digital culture. Your research focuses on open source intelligence and data journalism and will be part of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. ASCA is one of the five research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. ASCA is home to more than 100 researchers and more than 140 PhD candidates, and conducts world-leading research in Cultural Analysis. ASCA researchers share a commitment to studying culture in all its forms and expressions within an interdisciplinary framework, and to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and political debates. All ASCA research fits into at least one, but usually more than one of five thematic constellations: 1) Mediality; 2) Arts & Aesthetics; 3) Globalization & Migration; 4) Identities; and 5) Cultural & Social Critique.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Designing and developing independent research strategies for the study and application of open source intelligence, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
  • actively pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils, national as well as European;
  • actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation;
  • actively contributing to the research activities of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA);
  • developing, coordinating and teaching courses, in the BA programme in Media and Information as well as in the [r]MA programmes in Media and Information;
  • supervising Bachelor and Master theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses;
  • actively contributing to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes in the department;
  • taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.

Functie-eisen

You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show broad knowledge of digital media culture, familiarity with internet studies and a strong affinity with digital research methodologies, including OSINT and data journalism skills. Your research matches the profile of the Amsterdam School for Culural Analysis, particularly in the area of mediality.

You are able to develop and provide modules in the MA curriculum in New Media & Digital Culture and the BA in Media & Information. You can demonstrate flexibility in teaching on topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA and minor programmes that aspire to a wide range of students.

Your experience and profile:
  • holds a PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences with a research focus on social media and digital culture;
  • has an international academic network in the research area concerned;
  • provides research output commensurate with the level of the position;
  • is an active and ambitious researcher with a strong publication record;
  • demonstrates ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
  • has wide and relevant teaching experience at BA and MA level;
  • has excellent command (near-native fluency) of both Dutch and English. An active and passive command of Dutch must be acquired within two years of the employment contract and the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language programme II must be passed;
  • has experience with digital and audiovisual teaching facilities and affinity with IT in university teaching;
  • is experienced in valorisation and practice-based education and/or research;
  • is a good team worker and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
  • has excellent organisational experience and skills;
  • has acquired the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification, or is willing to acquire this within the first two years.
Research that entails collaboration with non-academic institutions and agencies in the Netherlands, Europe, and beyond is highly welcome.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months. The employment is for 38 hours per week. Preferred starting date is 01 February 2023.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between € € 3,974 (scale 11) to € € 5,439 (scale 11) dependent on relevant experience. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the '30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

We additionally offer:
  • the opportunity to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams;
  • excellent opportunities for study and personal development;
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.