Job: Assistant Professor in Media Studies (tenure track) – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The candidate will teach in the Media track of the bachelor MKDA (Dutch) and in the MA Comparative Arts and Media Studies (English). However, he/she should also be open to teaching courses of interest to students in visual arts and/or design. The candidate is furthermore expected to participate in the educational program of the Graduate School of Humanities of the faculty. He/she is also expected to perform tasks connected with the organisation, administration, and control of the education program. Research should be performed independently and in (interdisciplinary) groups. The candidate should also actively participate in applying for external research funds.


The Faculty of Arts at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), The Netherlands, is looking for an Assistant Professor in Media Studies (0,8 fte) Tenure track position



The candidate:

  • holds a PhD in Media Studies, or related discipline
  • is familiar with Media history and theory (which may include film, television, games, digital media)
  • has published scientific articles and/or books that include publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • has an affinity with interdisciplinarity
  • has the capacity to work in a team
  • has excellent teaching skills and is an engaged and inspiring lecturer, as proven by student-evaluations
  • has potential for, or experience with, obtaining research grants
  • has a basic qualification in teaching for Dutch universities (‘BKO’) or is willing to achieve this qualification in the near future.
  • has a good command of both the Dutch and the English language




We offer a 0.8 fte tenure-position with a first evaluation after two years. The Tenure-decision is taken after 5 years or earlier. The first contract starts 1 January 2015.  You can find information about all our fringe benefits of employment at Selection procedure includes interviews and a guest lecture after 1 September 2014.


See for full details. Application deadline is 20 June 2014.

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