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The Department of Media Studies is looking for candidates [experienced and early career] to teach in the BA en MA programmes, specifically in the track, New Media & Digital Culture. The candidate can also be asked to teach courses in other areas of Media Studies. 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 research methods and critical internet culture. He or she will also have demonstrable affinity with the media arts, media history, media theory and social media critique. Up-to-date web vernacular knowledge is desirable. Practical experience in working analytically with online platforms (e.g., Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, 4chan, Telegram, TikTok) and web-based applications and tools (e.g., social media analytics) is also desirable.
What are you going to do
The Lecturers will teach mainly in the bachelor's degree in courses concerned with such topics as data journalism, media theory, digital practices, digital methods and information analytics, media history as well as contemporary themes in digital culture, all in the program of Media and Information. The Lecturers also may teach in the master’s degree program and supervise theses.
You will contribute to the further development of education in the broad field of Media Studies, and specifically New Media & Digital Culture. You will provide inspiring lectures and tutorials. Your teaching duties also would include supervising theses and contributing to the renewal and improvement of the curriculum.
Tasks and responsibilities
What do we require
Your experience and profile
Fixed-term contract: 24 months.
We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of two years with a probationary period of two months. The employment contract is for 27 hours per week. Preferred starting date is 15 August 2022.
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between €2,846 to €5,230. 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.
What else do we offer?
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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University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV, Amsterdam
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