[Humanist] 30.439 assoc professorship in new media (Amsterdam)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 439.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:24:09 +0200
        From: Richard Rogers <r.a.rogers at uva.nl>
        Subject: Job opening: Assoc. Prof. New Media Univ. of Amsterdam

Associate Professor in New Media and Digital Methods

Faculty of Humanities – Department of Media Studies

Level of education: PhD
Salary indication: €4,749 to €6,349 gross per month
Closing date: 21 November 2016
Hours: 38 hours per week

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city.

The Faculty of Humanities offers associate 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 associate and 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 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 Associate Professor is expected to teach on both the bachelor's and master's degree levels, in courses concerned with such topics as digital methods, digital issue mapping, digital journalism and Internet research practices. Candidates also should have a digital studies research agenda.

Job description
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable expertise in the study of new media and digital culture in the humanities, especially in the area of digital methods. Familiarity with information aesthetics and visualization, Internet studies, datafication and metrification, media arts and digital ethnography are highly useful. Internet skills are necessary, as is up-to-date knowledge of web and platform culture. Practical experience in working with web-based applications and particularly web data tools is vital to the position.

	• PhD in the field of Media Studies or other relevant field;
	• experience in research and outstanding research skills, evidenced by publications in international, refereed academic journals and academic books;
	• fundraising experience, e.g. acquisition of research projects through government funding bodies, non-governmental foundations and/or the private sector;
	• at least twelve years of teaching experience at various levels of university education; demonstrable didactic abilities and/or training, evidenced by a teaching portfolio;
	• experience in an academic position where research and teaching are combined on a senior level;
	• an interest in new methods of teaching (especially the use of digital technology and electronic learning environments); sound knowledge of ICT developments in the field;
	• 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 in more than one programme of study;
	• experience in supervising PhD research;
	• proven leadership qualities; experience in administration, organisation and coordination of university education and research; willingness to take on administrative roles;
	• enthusiasm, an interdisciplinary attitude, a strong team spirit and the ability to motivate team members;
	• flexibility, readiness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation and multidisciplinary development;
	• thorough knowledge of Dutch and English; non-native Dutch speakers must achieve an active and passive command of Dutch within two years.

Further information
	• Prof. Richard Rogers, Chair of the Department of Media Studies

The appointment will be a tenure track appointment, for 38 hours a week. The initial appointment will be two years. Depending on teaching evaluations and professional assessment, tenure will be granted after two years. The gross monthly salary will range from €4.749 (scale 13) to €6.349 (scale 14), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week). The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Job application
Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae should be sent prior to 22 November 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P. Weerman via solliciteren2016-FGW at uva.nl. Please state job vacancy number 16-494 in the subject field.

Prof. Richard Rogers
Department Chair
Professor of New Media & Digital Culture
Media Studies
University of Amsterdam
r.a.rogers {at } uva.nl

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