Lecturer in New Media and Digital Culture
The Faculty of Humanities offers the opportunity of a lectureship in New Media and Digital Culture. We offer the opportunity to teach in a dynamic academic environment in which new didactic methods are developed and where you will receive support for further career development. The Media and Information and New Media programs are taught in English. Additional didactical training can also be part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration.
The department of Media Studies, new media and digital culture team, is looking for 2 to 3 lecturers. The ideal candidates would have considerable knowledge of the study of New Media and Digital Culture in the humanities, especially in the areas of digital methods and critical internet culture. He or she will also have demonstrable affinity with the areas of media arts, media history, media theory and social media critique. Up-to-date Internet skills are essential, as is current knowledge of digital culture as evidenced by active participation in online culture and digital media scholarship. Practical experience in working analytically with online platforms (e.g., Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube) and web-based applications and tools (e.g., social media analytics) is highly desirable.
The new media and digital culture team is part of the Media Studies department and concerns itself with research strategies for the critical study of Internet culture. The Lecturers will teach mainly on the bachelor's degree level, in courses concerned with such topics as data journalism, media theory, new media practice, digital methods, media history as well as contemporary themes in digital culture, all in the program of Media and Information.
Candidates for the position ideally would have a demonstrable new media research agenda as well as a track record in academic publishing.
- Working on a PhD, preferably in the humanities, with a completed and/or accepted proposal as well as completed chapters / published articles;
- capacity to work in multi-disciplinary teams of information designers, programmers and new media analysts, evidenced by e.g. leading a project at a Digital Methods Summer or Winter School;
- familiarity with software for data analysis; experience in research and excellent research skills, evidenced by publications in renowned international academic journals / edited volumes;
- several years of teaching experience at the university level and demonstrable didactic abilities and / or training, evidenced by an educational portfolio;
- experience in an academic position where research and teaching are combined; affinity with the use of ICTs in academic education;capable of functioning at all levels in more than one programme of study;
- organisational experience and skills; reliable team worker; thorough knowledge of Dutch and English;
- non-native Dutch speakers are requested to achieve competency in Dutch within two years.
There are 2 to 3 positions available for 22,8 to 30,4 hours per week [0,6 to 0,8 fte] depending on Faculty budgets. The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 18 months (starting 1 February 2020). The gross monthly salary will range from €2,709 (scale 10) to €4,978 (scale 11), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week). The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact: Prof. Rens Bod
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
Your application should include a full academic CV and letter of motivation. An interview and a short trial lecture will be part of the selection procedure. The interviews and a short sample lecture will take place in the week of 8 January 2020. Please submit your application no later than 19 December using the link below. #LI-DNP
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