Lecturers in New Media and Digital Culture

Lecturers in New Media and Digital Culture

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22 May 12 Jun Amsterdam

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Job description

The Department of Media Studies is looking for fixed-term Lecturers to teach in the Media Studies BA programme, specifically in the track New Media & Digital Culture. You can find the full curriculum here. Lecturers who have a PhD may also be asked to teach courses in the related Master's programmes.

Candidates should 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. They 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.

Successful candidates will be a member of the subject team for New Media.

What are you going to do?
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. With a PhD, Lecturers also may also teach in the Master's degree program and supervise theses.

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the supervision of a course coordinator, you will be teaching in the Media Studies BA programmes, specifically in the track New Media and Digital Culture. Your tasks will comprise: lteaching seminar groups;
  • teaching seminar groups;
  • marking assignments, papers and/or theses, providing input on tests and test questions, entering marks;
  • attending meetings and lectures, preparing for teaching, updating and developing course materials or assignments according to relevant teaching methods, working in collaboration with colleagues and the course coordinator;
  • coordinating practical matters relating to your own seminar group[s] (such as handling administrative matters and communicating with students);
  • supervising theses (Bachelor's and [with a PhD] Master's) and providing other individual supervision to students (mentoring, coaching and/or supervising internships).


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


Your experience and profile
  • minimum qualification: a research-oriented Master's degree in Media Studies or a related discipline;
  • if teaching in a related Master's programme, you have a PhD in a relevant field;
  • teaching or teaching-support experience at university level, specifically in Media Studies;
  • experience with digital and audio-visual equipment;
  • affinity with ICTs in academic education;
  • team spirit and a willingness to participate in activities of the New Media team;
  • willingness and ability to collaborate in teaching teams;
  • administrative experience and skills;
  • University Teaching Qualification, or willingness to acquire it within two years.
  • You are pedagogically/didactically competent (able to foster students' understanding, to teach a curriculum that has already been developed, to supervise students and to make an active contribution in meetings with fellow lecturers).
  • You are able to teach in English.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of four years with a probationary period of two months. The employment contract is for 30,4 hours a week. Preferred starting date is 01 September 2023.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670. 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?
  • excellent training and development opportunities, including participation in our Lecturer Development Programme and time reserved for professional development;
  • the opportunity to attain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ);
  • a position in which taking initiative and providing input are greatly appreciated;
  • the opportunity to take and pass the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), programme II;
  • an enthusiastic and supportive team eager to welcome new colleagues;
  • an inspiring academic and international work environment in the heart of Amsterdam;
  • an enthusiastic, inspiring and professional academic team.


Faculty of Humanities

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 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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  • Lecturer
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • max. €2960 per month
  • University graduate
  • 11632


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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