Assistant Professors in the Department of Arts & Culture Studies

The Department of Arts & Culture Studies of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) is looking for three new colleagues: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE (0,8 – 1,0 fte) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CULTURAL HERITAGE (0,8 – 1,0 fte) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES & DIGITALIZATION (0,8 – 1,0 fte) ESHCC is increasing its research and education in the area of Cultural Heritage, Creative Industries and Popular Culture. Do you have a PhD degree in the field of Arts and Culture Studies or a related field and some years of experience? Come join our school as an assistant professor.
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Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


The successful candidate is expected to:

  • perform teaching in one or more of our programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. Teaching involves individual supervision of research internships and theses; lectures and workgroups;
  • participating in the research programmes of the department and school;
  • publishing research findings in (high impact) international scientific journals;
  • contributing to the acquisition of external research funding for the benefit of the research programmes;
  • contribute to the management tasks of the department;
  • take an active part in relevant national and international academic networks and organizations.

State in your application for which position you are applying.


To be eligible, a candidate must have:

  • A PhD degree in a relevant discipline (Cultural Sociology, Cultural Economics, Cultural Studies or a related).
  • Extensive research experience, evidenced by ample publications in ranked international journals and grants acquisition efforts.
  • Prior teaching experience, preferably in an international environment, with the well-documented ability to inspire students from undergraduate to postgraduate levels.
    Candidates who don’t possess a formal teaching qualification, are expected to acquire it within two years (according to the standards of the so-called BKO-University Teaching Qualification).
  • A track record in making societal impact, for example having worked with societal partners, presented research to a non-academic audience;
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English. (Non-English speakers have to meet the C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEFR) International applications are expected to acquire the Dutch language within two years).

Furthermore, we are looking for:

  • Extensive knowledge of - and ample experience with - a wide range of social science research methods.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to co-operate with others and perform well within an international and diverse team.


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.


Employment starts preferably on 1 November 2022 and will run for a fixed term of 1.5 years initially, to be converted into a permanent contract contingent upon an excellent performance.

The conditions of employment correspond with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Salary is dependent on your training, experience, knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 3.974,- to a maximum of € 6.181,- gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with Scale 11 or 12 of the CAO-NU. In accordance with the CAO NU a placement in a starting grade is possible for the maximum duration of two years.

In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

Meer informatie

Additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:

About Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

About Faculty’s Educational Programmes in Arts and Culture Studies

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. F. Vermeylen via

An assessment may be part of the selection procedure.