Geert Lovink on Wed, 6 Oct 2010 11:04:06 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> UvA: Assistant Professor of Arts and New Media

University of Amsterdam
Faculty of the Humanities
Assistant Professor of Arts and New Media
full-time (38 hours per week)
vacancy number 10-3048

With support from a generous financial endowment by the "Duurzame
Geesteswetenschappen" (Sustainable Humanities Project), the Faculty of
Humanities is able to employ a new generation of scholars. This position is
for one of them.

The successful candidate will be a scholar who takes an active interest into the development of new theoretical and analytical approaches to the arts. Innovative crossovers between fine arts, music, theatre, performance and new
media, their role in public and private domains and new forms of
(re)presentation require new histories and theories of relations between the
arts and new media.


* Teaching and developing teaching activities as part of the programmes Art
History, Music, Theatre and Performance and Media (60% of the time)
* (Co-)supervising Bachelor's and Master's theses
* Independently conducting research in the area mentioned, resulting in
contributions to leading international publications (40% of the time)
* Co-supervising PhD candidates
* Making a contribution to raising contract and indirect funding


* Relevant PhD degree
* Experience in research and excellent research skills, evidenced by
publications in renowned international professional journals or in book form
* Multidisciplinary background in order to be able to participate in
multiple areas of the Faculty's curriculum
* 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
* Team spirit and organisational experience and skills
* Thorough knowledge of Dutch and English; non-native Dutch speakers must
achieve fluency in Dutch within two years

Further information
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Deborah Cherry
(, Prof. Kati Röttger (, Prof. Rokus de
Groot (

See for more information about the research priority areas and for the BA and MA programmes

The initial appointment will be in the Department of Art, Religion and
Cultural Studies on a temporary basis for a period of no more than two
years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed by a
permanent appointment. You will teach in this Department, but also for a
minimum of 300 hours (teaching related duties) in the Department of Media
Studies. There may also be an option to teach in the programmes of  the
College of Humanities or Graduate School for Humanities. You will carry out
research within the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) or the
Institute of Culture and History (ICG). The gross monthly salary will range
from €3,195 (scale 11) to € 4,970 (scale 12), based on a full-time
appointment (38 hours a week).

Job application
Applications should be sent before 17 November 2010 to the Universiteit van Amsterdam, to the attention of the dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof.
J.F.T.M. van Dijck, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam. Please state the
vacancy number in the upper left corner of the envelope. You may also submit your application by email; In this case please
state the vacancy number in the subject field.

Applications should include:

* a curriculum vitae
* a research proposal related to one of the research priority areas:
‘Cultural Transformations and Globalisation' (ASCA) or ‘Cultural Heritage
and Identity' (ICG)
* a proposal for a course, which potentially fits in the Faculty's

The selection process will include a trial lecture. The interviews and trial lectures are scheduled for December 20, 2010. Invitations for the interviews
and lectures will be sent out by December 6, 2010.

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