Assistant Professor (UD) Sociology of Arts and Culture

Assistant Professor (UD) Sociology of Arts and Culture

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20 May 19 Jun Rotterdam

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Job description

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Carry out internationally oriented, empirical research that is publishable in established international refereed journals;
  • Contribute actively to the development of the Department’s research in the field of sociology of arts and culture;
  • Contribute to the acquisition of external research funding from national and international funding agencies and other organizations;


  • Perform teaching and supervising tasks for the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies programme (IBACS) and the international Master specialization Arts, Culture and Society;
  • Make a substantial contribution to the development of both bachelor and master level courses in the broader field of sociology of arts and culture;
  • Depending on the successful candidate’s profile, teaching will include courses in the sociology of arts and culture, cultural and creative industries, arts participation and audiences, and social science methods. Furthermore, the candidate will likely also teach courses in the Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media, and the Arts.


  • Contribute to the management tasks of the Department;
  • Take an active part in relevant national and international academic networks and organizations;
  • Develop and maintain close contacts with relevant organizations and professionals in the field of arts and culture.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


To be eligible, a candidate must have:

  • A PhD degree in (cultural) sociology or a related field and rank among the top 10-20% of their peer group;
  • A strong research track record, including publications in international refereed journals;
  • 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).

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;
  • A well-documented and sustained interest in arts and culture; 

Conditions of employment

Employment starts preferably on 1 September 2022 and will run for a fixed term of 18 months, 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 subject to training and experience and corresponds to Scale 11 or 12 CAO NU, with a maximum of € 5.943,- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract. In accordance with the CAO NU a placement in a preliminary salary scale 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.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

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.


The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

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 over 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: Research takes place within the framework of two research centres:  ERMeCC and History@Erasmus.

ESHCC is located in the Van der Goot (M) Building on the Woudestein campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The financial department is part of the Faculty Office.


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society; Language and culture
  • €3821—€5943 per month
  • ESHCC - 20052022


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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