Eight Assistant/Associate Professors in Media Studies

8 Assistant/Associate Professors in Media Studies (1,0 fte each)

Specificaties – (uitleg)
Locatie Faculty of Humanities
Functietypes Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers, Research, Development, Innovation, Education
Wetenschappelijke discipline Language and Culture
Uren 24,0 – 40,0 uren per week
Salaris € 3324 – € 6160
Werk-/denkniveau Doctorate
Vacaturenummer 713871
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About employer Utrecht University

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For the 8 available positions, we are searching for candidates in particular who have demonstrably good qualifications in the field of education, research and education management and who would be able to provide a combination of the following areas of education:

(new) screen theory
mobile and urban screen media and culture
film theory
contemporary national and international cinema
historic transformation of television
media archives and archiving (television, cinema, new media)
television within the digital context and participation
media production and creative industry
social media
games and play
narrativity (cross-media, seriality, narrative complexity)
non-fiction (film, television, internet)
the broader, cultural study of (digital) communication
cultural and political issues in the field of new media and the theory of new media
data analysis and digital methods

In the field of education, the training courses that MCW provides (BA Media Studies, BA Communication and Information Sciences, BA Language and Cultural Studies; MA Media Studies) are aimed at an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to media and media culture. Attention to the (historic) transformation of media and media culture and the role of media in society form the main focus, with a concentration within the education on research skills and qualitative research methods.

Candidates who can be deployed broadly in several areas of education, preferably across mediums, will be given preference. We also prefer candidates with demonstrable affinity to communication science issues. Good methodological knowledge and skills which also translate to education, are required for all the positions.

Please indicate in your application whether you aspire to a position as assistant professor (UD) or associate professor (UHD). For the latter positions in particular, extensive experience in the area of education management is a requirement.


We require:

experience in teaching at both Bachelor and Master level;
considerable research output, evidence of which include a finished PhD and publications at an internationally recognized level;
experience with successful applications for external funding is desirable;
experience in a coordinating position is advantageous;
good communication skills and team spirit;
basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) according to Dutch university standards (or to be obtained within two years);
fluency in English, preferably close to near-native standard;
fluency in Dutch has to be obtained within two years.

For Associate Professor (UHD) position:

experience in teaching at BA/ MA and PhD level
excellent research output at an international recognized level
extensive experience with national and international research funding application processes
experience in coordination of teaching- and research programmes
excellent managerial skills
senior Teaching- and Research Qualification (SKO) according to Dutch university standards (or similar experience and to be obtained within two years)


The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years. Subject to excellent performance, this will be followed by a permanent position. The gross monthly salary for an assistant professor’s position will range from € 3,324 to € 5,171, for a full time position, consistent with the cao scale 11/12 (Collective Labour Agreement) for Dutch Universities, and for an associate professor it will range from €4,607 to € 6,160, consistent with cao scale 13/14.

The salary is supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, we offer a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, flexible employment conditions, the possibility to participate in a collective health care plan, and other benefits. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.

Utrecht University strives for excellence in teaching and study performance. This also holds for the clearly defined research profiles with respect to four core themes: Sustainability, Life Sciences, Dynamics of Youth, and Institutions. Utrecht University has a strong commitment to community outreach and contributes to answering the social questions of today and tomorrow.

The Faculty of Humanities has around 7,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains:

Philosophy and Religious Studies
History and Art History
Media and Culture Studies and
Languages, Literature and Communication.

With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context.

The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city centre of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.

The Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University is an internationally renowned teaching and research consortium composed of scholars in Theatre, Dance, Film, Television, Music, Arts Policy, New Media, Game and Gender Studies. It is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach to media, performance, and culture in general. Attention to the (historic) transformation of media, performance and culture and their role in society form the main focus.

Culture is a dynamic mix of artistic, creative and everyday activities, with which people shape their identity and actions and within which societal structures and institutions gain shape. Media (old and new) have a crucial role in how this is happening. The Department offers a variety of courses at the Bachelor, the Master and the Doctorate level.

The research of the Media and Culture Department is being coordinated by the Institute for Cultural Enquiry (ICON). Researchers at MCW participate in three ICON programmes: Gender Studies, Media & Performance Studies, and Musicology. All three have received excellent assessments in the most recent research visitation. Furthermore, researchers in our department play an important role in the university-wide focus area ‘Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights’ and ‘Game Research’. The Media and Culture department also hosts the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG).
Additionele informatie

For additional queries please contact Prof Dr Eggo Müller: E.Mueller@uu.nl.

For more information about our courses, please consult:

Bachelor Film en Televisiewetenschap
Master Film- en Televisiewetenschap
Communicatie- en informatiewetenschappen
Media and Performance studies
New Media Digital Culture

For more information about our research, see:

Institute for cultural inquiry
New Media Studies
Game Research
Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights

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