Assistant Professor in Music and Media

Assistant Professor in Music and Media

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8 Feb 15 Mar Utrecht

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The Department of Media and Culture Studies is seeking an assistant professor with a profile in Music and Media.

Job description

The Department of Media and Culture Studies is seeking an assistant professor with a profile in Music and Media. We are looking for candidates who can contribute to the research, teaching and public engagement of the department from a specialisation in music and media. You should have a strong profile in the field of media theory and history, European cinema, psychology of audiovisual analysis and/or complementary expertise.

Your job
As Assistant Professor in Music and Media, you will teach in the BA Muziekwetenschap (Dutch), the MA Applied Musicology (English) and/or RMA Musicology (English).

Our 3-year undergraduate programme in Musicology focuses on Western music from the Middle Ages to the present (track ‘Historical Musicology’), and on the impact of (digital) media on the production, reception and distribution of music (track ‘Music and Media’). The one-year Applied Musicology graduate programme focuses specifically on the music industry, while the two-year Research MA Musicology focuses more on musicological research.

Ideally, you are also be able to teach in other programmes of the department (e.g. BA Media en Cultuur; MA Film and Television Cultures) and in interdisciplinary contexts within and beyond the Faculty of Humanities. Administrative and/or managerial tasks may be part of the job.


Utrecht University


For this position, we are looking for a committed and enthusiastic colleague with a heart for research, education, and an interest in various forms of collaboration with other disciplines and the professional field of music.

Ideally, you:
  • enjoy being part of a team and are open to collaborating in various contexts, sharing knowledge and experiences, and contributing to an open, inclusive, and collegial atmosphere;
  • are able to convey your knowledge to students, researchers, and professionals in an enthusiastic manner;
  • are an internationally active researcher in music and media, and have completed a PhD in a field relevant to the position;
  • publish regularly in academic journals and book publications;
  • are an experienced and dedicated teacher and supervisor;
  • have an international network in academia and beyond, especially in the professional field of music or media, and are able to engage this network in the development of innovative research projects;
  • have excellent communication skills and are capable of inspiring a positive team spirit;
  • are willing to take on managerial responsibilities at diverse levels of our department and faculty.

  • you have a strong command of the English language, and preferably also the Dutch language at level C1. This is relevant because we offer courses in both languages, and because we work with an international group of students and staff. We can assist in reaching the appropriate language level;
  • if you do not yet have a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch: Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO), you will obtain this in the first two years of your appointment.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
  • an employment contract for 12 months with the prospect of a permanent employment contract;
  • a working week of 38 hours and a gross monthly salary between € 4.332,- and € 5.929,- in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 11 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU);
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

The job’s allocation is set to 40% research and 60% teaching. Within the 60% for teaching, there is 10% free space that will not be scheduled.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.


Universiteit Utrecht

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Shaping science, sharing tomorrow.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 1,100 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city centre of Utrecht, where the faculty is located, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

Our department of Media and Culture Studies has a staff with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views. As a department, we are committed to support our staff and their development and we foster various forms of interdisciplinary collaboration and team-based teaching and research. In our department, we study a wide range of media as well as cultural and artistic expressions, also in their intermedial relations. We interpret culture as a dynamic combination of artistic, creative, and everyday activities that people use to shape their identities, and within which social processes, structures and institutions are shaped. We welcome colleagues who can further strengthen the diversity of perspectives and backgrounds in our department.


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3588



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