Assistant Professor in Organizational and/or Intercultural Communication

The Department of Media and Communication has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Organizational and/or Intercultural Communication (0.8 - 1.0 fte)
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Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR)


The Media and Communication department of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication is looking for a highly motivated new colleague who is expected to perform teaching and supervising tasks for the International Bachelor’s programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM) and/or the Master’s programme Media & Business.

Job description
We are particularly looking for a candidate with knowledge and expertise in the field of organizational communication, intercultural communication, social media communication, strategic communication and/or marketing communication. Knowledge on quantitative methods and digital research methods is considered an advantage.


  • A PhD in one of the social sciences, preferably in the field of media and communication, and ranks among the 10-20% of his or her peer group;
  • A strong research track record, including publications in international refereed journals;
  • Expert knowledge in the field of Organizational and/or Intercultural Communication and the ability to make a substantial contribution to the development of introductory and specialization courses in this field;
  • A broad knowledge and mastery of common research methods in media and communication. Knowledge of quantitative/digital methods is considered an advantage;
  • The potential to generate research funds from national and international funding agencies and to supervise junior researchers and PhD students;
  • Prior teaching experience and the proven ability to inspire students from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, apparent from positive assessments by students and peers;
  • The ability and willingness to teach a wide range of topics in the field of media and communication and to develop new courses;
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English. Non-English speakers have to meet the C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF). International applicants are expected to acquire a passive understanding of the Dutch language within two years;
  • Strong team-playing, organizational and communication skills;
  • Experience in international academic settings;
  • A willingness to develop knowledge and skills in various disciplines.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.

Faculty / Institute / Central service
The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The school has three departments: History, Arts and Culture and Media & Communication. There are approximately 2500 students and 220 employees.

ESHCC offers high quality education, based on scientific research, at the intersection of the Humanities and Social Sciences. We teach our ambitious, Dutch and international students in a stimulating learning environment. After graduation, they will have acquired the knowledge, insight and skills to make an important and inspiring contribution to an increasingly international society in which diversity plays a major role.

The ESHCC also has an ambitious research agenda. We want to strengthen our involvement in multidisciplinary research, expand the share of external funding in our total research funding and increase our social impact. ESHCC is working towards one research institute, the Erasmus Institute for Media, Culture, History and Society (ERMeCHS).

(Erasmus Research Institute for Media, Culture, History & Society) is a research centre located within the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Centre was founded in 2023, as a merger of former research centres ERMeCC and History @ Erasmus, by members of the Departments of Media and Communication, Arts and Culture Studies and History. Researchers at the Centre are dedicated to carrying out interdisciplinary research on media, communication, culture, history, and society.


We offer you an internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with excellent working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).

The starting date of this position is 1 March 2024 but an earlier starting date is preferred. You will be based at the Woudestein Campus in the Department of Media and Communication in the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC).. This position is 0.8 - 1 FTE. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 4.332 (Salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6.737 gross per month (Salary scale 12) on a full time basis, in accordance with the CAO-NU. The duration of the contract is 18 months with possible conversion to a permanent position upon good performance.

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