Lecturer in Film Studies (1.0 FTE, three years)

Lecturer in Film Studies (1.0 FTE, three years)

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22 Mar 11 Apr Groningen

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The Arts, Culture and Media programme of the University of Groningen is looking for a highly motivated temporary lecturer (Dutch: docent) in film studies for the next three years. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in film studies (or a neighbouring field) and come with expertise in film history, film theory, and film analysis. While we expect a willingness to teach in a wide range of areas, the research profile of the candidate can be very specific, adding to the already existing expertise of the film staff or opening it to new perspectives.

The successful candidate will teach in our Bachelor’s programme in “Arts, Culture and Media.” The language of instruction is English. Women, people of colour and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Depending on their qualification and language proficiencies the successful applicant can expect to receive:

- 0.1 FTE professionalisation time per year
- additional hours to gain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) for Dutch universities- if needed
- additional hours for Dutch language courses (if needed)

The successful applicant is expected to:
- teach and supervise students in the department’s BA and perform admin tasks
- to move to Groningen for this position (or a place within reasonable distance in the Netherlands)

The new colleague will become a staff member of the Arts, Culture and Media (ACM) programme for three years (36 months). ACM is responsible for the Bachelor’s programme “Arts, Culture and Media” as well as four tracks in the master’s programme “Arts and Culture”: “Film and Contemporary Audiovisual Media”; “Music, Theatre and Performance Studies”; “Arts Policy and Cultural Entrepreneurship”; and “Arts, Cognition and Criticism.” It currently has 25 permanent staff members, six of whom have a focus on film studies. Our highly international staff comprises colleagues from The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the US, the UK, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Greece, Israel, and Denmark. The BA programme has an annual enrolment of around 100–120 students from all parts of the world; the MA programme accepts around 60 national and international students every year (ca. 25-30 have an emphasis on film studies). Here is an overview of the teaching staff of ACM: https://www.rug.nl/let/onze-faculteit/organisatie/vakgebieden/arts-culture-and-media/teaching-and-research-staff

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university. In international rankings it regularly features among the best 100 universities in the world (latest Times Higher Education: rank 75). Its 36,000 students, more than 23% of whom are international, are encouraged to develop their own individual talents through challenging study and career paths. The university’s Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the city of Groningen. It has more than 5,000 students and 700 staff members and offers 16 Bachelor’s programmes and over 40 Master’s specialisations.


University of Groningen


In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as good social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills, and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for candidates who have:

- acquired a PhD in Film Studies, Cinema Studies, Screen Studies or a closely related field is highly appreciated
- teaching experience at the university level
- excellent command of English (at least CEFR C1 level for reading, listening, writing, and speaking).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 36 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a salary based on qualifications and experience of between € 3,226 and € 5,090 (scale 10 CAO Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full time position a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
- an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
- attractive employee benefits such as the Employee Choice Model, Employment Conditions and a good pension and leave plan.
- a contract length of 36 months.

The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/new-staff/conditions-of-employment?lang=en


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Language and culture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • V24.0175


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