Assistant Professor Screen Cultures & Heritage (1.0 FTE)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 15 Aug 2023

6 Jun 2023
Job Information

Utrecht University
Research Field

Language sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

15 Aug 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

This vacancy is part of a broad recruitment campaign. Utrecht University's Faculty of Humanities is looking for more than 40 talented and passionate assistant professors. Based on their subject matter expertise, they will contribute to strengthening our interdisciplinary education and its connection with urgent societal themes.

We are looking for colleagues who find it interesting and challenging to teach and conduct research within more than one disciplinary and institutional context. Such a cross-boundary perspective is most successful and satisfying when working from a specialization. We are therefore looking for colleagues who unite a subject specialization with a discipline-transcending perspective and who can give shape to multi-, inter- or transdisciplinary team teaching and team science from a specific subject expertise within and between the broad domains of Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Cultural Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication (or who want to develop further in this).

We are looking for a new colleague specializing in screen cultures and cultural heritage. The position provides opportunities to answer questions of the transformation of screen – i.e. cinematic, televisual and/or interactive – cultures as a perspective on the role of audiovisual heritage practices within our contemporary mediatized and algorithmic culture. We invite applications from researchers with experience in teaching on screen media theory and/or history, contemporary practices of archiving, programming, exhibiting, or other practices that shape the access to, and engagement with screen-based media. With a background in cinema studies, television studies, or digital media studies, as a successful candidate for this position you will also contribute to interdisciplinary collaboration in research and teaching within the Faculty of Humanities and beyond.

The Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University deploys the extra resources from the Administrative Agreement (Bestuursakkoord) in such a way that they are beneficial for team collaboration and the sustainability of humanities research.

Specific Requirements

We are looking for colleagues who:

  • have teaching and research expertise in the domain of screen media;
  • hold a completed PhD degree in cinema, television, or (digital) media studies;
  • have a vision on, and perhaps experience with, ways to link that domain in teaching and/or research with other knowledge domains, based on an articulated teaching and research philosophy, in relation to multi-, inter-, or transdisciplinarity;
  • have an open attitude and are able to switch easily within multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams;
  • are interested in team teaching and team science to address social issues.

Candidates are expected to be able to teach in Dutch and English. International candidates will be helped to acquire Dutch language skills in the first two years of their appointment.

All our assistant professors have obtained the Dutch University Teaching Qualification (UTQ, in Dutch: Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO). The BKO is recognized by all 14 Dutch universities. Candidates who do not yet have a BKO or an international equivalent will receive support to obtain this qualification in the first two years of their appointment.

(Personal) leadership and responsibility are part of your job. That is why you recognize yourself in the following core values that are central to the Faculty of Humanities: professionalism, transparency, responsibility, connection and safety. These core values apply to everyone and we uphold these values in our work and in our communication with each other and to others. Read more about our core values and how they translate into concrete behavior.

Candidates with affinity, experience and/or appealing research and educational plans in the field of the following social issues are particularly invited to respond:

  • human artificial intelligence - responsible design and use of AI applications, digitization and technology;
  • cultural heritage and identity - material and intangible heritage;
  • languages and cultures - language variation, literacy and inclusion in the digital society - multilingualism, transculturality and second language acquisition in education and organizations;
  • (in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance) prosperity, participation and citizenship in a digital world - communication, information and social inequality.

Additional Information

We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After positive evaluation, this can be turned into a permanent position. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,974 and €6,181 (scale 11-12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

The allocation of 1.0 FTE is set to 40% research and 60% teaching. Within the 60% for teaching, there is 10% free space that will not be scheduled.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions , including an attractive retirement scheme, professional development , (partly paid) parental leave, sports and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University .

Utrecht University works with the TRIPLE ; this makes it possible to recognize and value multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary teaching and research. The model also embraces job diversification and dynamic career paths: there is room to develop your own strengths and look at how you complement and strengthen the team as a whole.

Selection process

If you recognise yourself in this profile, we would like to invite you to apply. Please send us your application details via the application button below. Your application details consist of:

  • cover letter;
  • CV and publication list;
  • a research plan showing alignment with the research profile for the position (approx. 400 words).
  • a teaching statement, articulating your vision on teaching and education, specifically your approach of and ideas on interdisciplinary teaching and education (max. ca. 400 words).

To obtain an even better (or additional) picture of your experience, knowledge, and competences, we may consult your public information on LinkedIn.

An online interview, a trial course or an assessment may be part of the application procedure.

Additional comments

For more information about this position, please contact prof. dr. Nanna Verhoeff (Professor), via

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