Lecturer in Corporate Communication within Communication Science

Lecturer in Corporate Communication within Communication Science

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28 Sep 18 Oct Amsterdam

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Job description

The Department of Communication Science of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Corporate Communication within Communication Science.

What will you be doing?

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. These themes are studied and taught in the context of communication theory. As part of the Amsterdam School of Communication Science (ASCoR) we primarily use a communication science perspective for our research. We therefore aim at teaching mainly quantitative methods.

The candidate:

  • teaches modules in the standing 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;
  • supervises and evaluates Bachelor theses, Master theses and internships within corporate communication;
  • participates in committees, groups and projects in the program group Corporate Communication;
  • organizes teaching in the field of Corporate Communication.

The lecturer corporate communication will be part of the program group Corporate Communication, chaired by Dr Piet Verhoeven.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


What do we require of you?

The candidate:

  • has a PhD in Communication Science or a related program;
  • has a broad teaching experience; a teaching certificate (BKO) has to be obtained;
  • has excellent command of spoken and written Dutch and English;
  • has a broad knowledge of communication science in general;
  • is capable of providing a stimulating teaching environment and is a good team worker.

PhD candidates in their final phase are explicitly encouraged to apply. Lecturers spend all their time on teaching and teaching-related tasks.

Conditions of employment

Our offer

The position is temporary for 2 years, though tenure is possible pending track record. The starting date is negotiable, preferably 1 January 2021.

The lecturer position is scale 11 as per the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,746 and a maximum salary of €5,127 gross per month based on a full-time appointment of 38 hours per week. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development.

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.


University of Amsterdam

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.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.


Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Communication Science

Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam focuses on the production, uses, and consequences of information and communication in informing, persuading, and entertaining citizens. There are currently four program groups: Corporate Communication, Political Communication & Journalism, Persuasive Communication, and Youth& Media Entertainment.

With more than 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students, Communication Science is among the biggest departments at the University of Amsterdam. The College of Communication and the Graduate School of Communication offer a Bachelor and Master program, a European joint degree program in Journalism and a Research Master, the only of its kind in the Netherlands. The research is organized in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR. ASCoR hosts the Research Priority Area Communication of the UvA (awarded in 2011). Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam received the number 1 ranking in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 and in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking.


  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 20-565


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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