Assistant Professor in Media & Creative Industries (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

Assistant Professor in Media & Creative Industries (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

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8 May 26 May Rotterdam

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Job description

The Department of Media and Communication has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Media & Creative Industries (0,8 - 1,0 fte).

The successful candidate is expected to perform teaching and supervising tasks for the International Bachelor’s programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM) and/or the Master’s programme Media & Creative Industries. We are particularly looking for a candidate with knowledge and research expertise on the media, culture and creative sectors and industries and/or audiences and consumer perspectives thereon. Knowledge on digital research methods is considered an advantage.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • A PhD in one of the social sciences, preferably in the field of media and communication, and ranks among the 10-20% of his or her peer group;

  • A strong research track record, including publications in international refereed journals;

  • Expert knowledge in the field of media and creative industries and the ability to make a substantial contribution to the development of introductory and specialization courses in this field;

  • A broad knowledge and mastery of common quantitative and/or qualitative research methods in media and communication;

  • The potential to generate research funds from national and international funding agencies and to supervise junior researchers and PhD students;

  • Prior teaching experience and the proven ability to inspire students from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, apparent from positive assessments by students and peers.

  • The ability and willingness to teach a wide range of topics in the field of media and communication and to develop new courses;

  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English. Non-English speakers have to meet the
    C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF). International applicants are expected to acquire a passive understanding of the Dutch language within two years;

  • Strong team-playing, organizational and communication skills;

  • Experience in international academic settings.

Conditions of employment

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The start date of this position is September 1st, 2023. The position concerns a temporary contract which will be running for 18 months until February 28th, 2025. After this period, a permanent contract is possible. You will be based at the Campus Woudestein - Rotterdam.

The position is for 0,8 fte - 1 fte. The salary is dependent on your experience and 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 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 aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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.


Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) offers education and research in the fields of Media and Communication, History, and Arts and Culture Studies. The faculty has approximately 2400 students and 220 employees.

Media and Communication Department

The Media and Communication Department is a dynamic, internationally oriented department within the ESHCC. The department offers five international degree programmes: the International Bachelor’s programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM), four international Master’s programmes in Media Studies (Media & Business, Media & Creative Industries, Media, Culture & Society, Digitalisation, Surveillance & Society) and the Research master in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts. The department has close ties with the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC), the primary research institute at EUR in the field of Media, Communication and Culture.


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society; Language and culture
  • 30.4—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ESHCC/M&C/230508-3


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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