Assistant Professor in Identity and Intercultural differences

Assistant Professor in Identity and Intercultural differences

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22 Dec 26 Jan Tilburg

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Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is hiring an Assistant Professor in Identity and Intercultural differences (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Job description

Within the framework of the sectoral plan for the Social Sciences and Humanities of the Dutch government, the Department of Culture Studies (DCU) of Tilburg University is seeking a Culture Studies scholar specialized in identity, intercultural differences, and management of cultural diversity. 

DCU conducts interdisciplinary research interconnecting anthropology, intercultural communication, health humanities, media studies, ritual studies, and literary studies.  Research and education in DCU focus on how digitalization influences the production, dissemination, and reception of culture and cultural heritage, and conversely, how contemporary culture(s) shape(s) the production and design of digital technologies.  To strengthen our research group, we are looking for expertise and experience in the fields of cultural heritage and identity; cultural change and intergenerational spaces; identity formation in social networks and communities; and literacy and inclusion in digital society. Our team members come from different disciplinary backgrounds, and we are committed to exploring this as a strength, by building an inclusive, diverse, and interdisciplinary group. In this light we are looking for an Assistant Professor who strengthens our theoretical and methodological diversity.

DCU invites motivated scholars to apply for the Assistant Professor position in Identity and intercultural differences.


Tilburg University


The successful candidate 

  • holds a PhD in intercultural communication or a closely related field
  • has experience in teaching and designing research projects on digital/online culture
  • has a solid track record of research
  • has a strong sense of team spirit and willingness to engage in collaborative research and initiate interdisciplinary research 
  • has an excellent command of English

Conditions of employment

The positions will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as assistant professor 2 (“universitair docent 2”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3974,- up to (maximally) € 5439,- per month (max  € 75.906,- all in per year). The start of the employment is negotiable, preferably in Spring 2023. In principle, successful candidates receive a permanent contract after 12 months (for internal candidates) or 18 months (for external candidates).
Successful candidates must remain at least 80% of their working days in the Netherlands (as a requirement of tax and social security laws). 

Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment, such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), an options model and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.


Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Research and education at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) has a unique focus on humans in the context of the globalizing digital society, on the development of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies, on their impact on communication, culture and society, and on moral and existential challenges that arise. The School of Humanities and Digital Sciences consists of four departments: Communication and Cognition, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Culture Studies and Philosophy; several research institutes and a faculty office. Also the University College Tilburg is part of the School. Each year around 275 students commence a Bachelor or (Pre) Master Program. The School has approximately 2000 students and 250 employees.
Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences


  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society; Language and culture
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • 21234



Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB, Tilburg

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