[CITASA] Jobs @ New Media Univ of Amsterdam

Richard Rogers R.A.Rogers at uva.nl
Thu Mar 7 13:13:25 EST 2013

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Jobs available:

Two Assistant Professors New Media and Digital Culture
Faculty of Humanities – Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
Salary indication
€3.227 to €5.020 gross per month
Closing date
24 March 2013
Scope of work
38 hours per week
Vacancy number

The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new educational methods are being developed.
Together with other new assistant professors you will participate in a comprehensive introductory programme. You will be supervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Additional didactical training is also part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration. The introductory programme includes earning the 'basic training qualification'.
Job Description 
The ideal candidate would have familiarity with the study of digital media in the humanities, and have made acquaintance with such areas as digital humanities, information aesthetics and visualization, Internet studies, media arts, media history, media theory, social media and/or virtual ethnography. Internet skills are essential, as is up-to-date knowledge of Internet culture. Practical experience in working with Web-based applications (e.g., blogs and wikis) is 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 Assistant Professor is expected to teach on both the bachelor's and master's degree levels, in courses concerned with such topics as digital journalism, digital aesthetics, Internet research methods and techniques, media archaeology as well as the politics of code. Candidates also should have a new media research agenda.
Relevant PhD degree, or PhD defense date scheduled before start of contract;
experience in research and excellent research skills, evidenced by publications in renowned international professional journals / book form;
teaching experience at the university level and demonstrable didactic abilities and / or training, evidenced by an educational portfolio;
experience with digital and audio-visual equipment; affinity with ICT in academic education;
willingness to develop in an interdisciplinary capacity in order to be able to participate in multiple areas of the Faculty's curriculum;
capable of functioning at all levels of more than one study programme;
organisational experience and skills;
reliable team worker;
thorough knowledge of Dutch and English; non-native Dutch speakers must achieve fluency in Dutch within two years.
Further Information 
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: 
Prof. dr. Richard Rogers (rogers at uva dot nl)
There are two positions:
One for which the initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed by a permanent position.
As a result of the Faculty policy pertaining to the flexibilisation of its workforce, this vacancy has been marked as a ‘transfer position’.  This means that when a staff member is employed in a transfer position, he/she will not be given a permanent contract.
The gross monthly salary will range from €3.227 (scale 11) - €5.020 (scale 12), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week).
Job Application
Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae should be sent prior to 24 March 2013 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof dr F.P.I.M. van Vree. They should be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply Now’ and stating the job vacancy number in the subject field. The Apply Now button is here:

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