Are you passionate about research and teaching? Do you specialize in the field of Political Communication & Journalism? Effective immediately, we are seeking an Assistant Professor for this specialization.
The Department of Communication Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Political Communication & Journalism, starting no later than January 2, 2023. Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Communication Science offers a Bachelor's and several Master's degree programmes, while its research is carried out at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research/ASCoR
. Teaching in our Communication Science programmes is interdisciplinary and internationally oriented, offering tracks taught in both English and Dutch. As an Assistant Professor, you will be part of the program group of Political Communication & Journalism
The programme group Political Communication & Journalism investigates the dynamics of communication about and within the political world. We study and teach how, and under which conditions, news and other communication with informational purposes is produced, the contents of this information, how audiences use and process it, and what effects it has. A central question is how citizens, organizations, and institutions use media and communication to become informed about public affairs and to participate in them. It is a starting point that citizens have become 'critical consumers' also in the realm of politics and this affects their information seeking behaviour as well as the use and effects of new information. Research and teaching in this program often has an internationally comparative orientation. Our theories address the core of democracy so a major task of the program is to develop and test theories that help improve democratic processes.
We are interested in candidates specialized in all (sub) fields of Political Communication, but specifically call on candidates specialized in (international) Journalism Studies to apply.What are you going to do
- teach regular courses in the programmes of the Bachelor and Master communication science in Dutch and/or English, including substantive theoretical coursework and statistical/methodological coursework; supervises and evaluates Bachelor theses, Master theses and internships;
- organize teaching in the field of Political Communication & Journalism on different themes within the program, from first year's bachelor courses to courses in the master track Political Communication & Journalism as well as the joint degree Mundus Journalism Master specializing in Politics & Communication;
- conduct research on Political Communication & Journalism within the ASCoR research program focusing on the production, content, usage and consequences of political communication;
- take part in outreach and impact activities;
- contribute to and lead applications for external funding;
- participate in committees, groups and projects in the program group Political Communication & Journalism.