Lecturers in Film, Television and/or Cross-Media Culture

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The Department of Media Studies is looking for fixed-term Lecturers to teach in the Media Studies BA programme, specifically in the track Media and Culture. You can find the full curriculum here . Lecturers who have a PhD may also be asked to teach courses in the related Master’s programmes.

Candidates should have expertise in theoretical and cultural approaches within Media Studies and the Humanities more broadly, as well as knowledge of contemporary disciplinary developments in film studies, television studies and/or cross-media culture. Successful candidates will be a member of the subject team for Film Studies or for Television and Cross Media Culture.

What are you going to do?

Lecturers are expected to be able to teach a variety of subjects in the Media and Culture BA, including courses in media research, media aesthetics, philosophy of the humanities, and current themes in media culture. Teaching duties may also include mentoring students and supervising theses. With a PhD, Lecturers also may teach in the Master’s degree programmes.

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the supervision of a course coordinator, you will be teaching in the Media Studies BA programmes, specifically in the track Media and Culture. Your tasks will comprise:

  • teaching seminars groups;
  • marking assignments, papers and/or theses, providing input on tests and test questions, entering marks;
  • attending meetings and lectures, preparing for teaching, updating and developing course materials or assignments according to relevant teaching methods, working in collaboration with colleagues and the course coordinator;
  • coordinating practical matters relating to your own seminar group[s] (such as handling administrative matters and communicating with students);
  • supervising theses (Bachelor’s and [with a PhD] Master’s) and providing other individual supervision to students (mentoring, coaching and/or supervising internships).

What do you have to offer?

Your experience and profile

  • minimum qualification: a research-oriented Master’s degree in Media Studies or a related discipline;
  • if teaching in a related Master’s programme, you have a PhD in a relevant field;
  • teaching or teaching-support experience at university level, preferably with a focus on Film and/or Television and Cross Media Culture;
  • experience with digital and audio-visual equipment;
  • affinity with ICTs in academic education;
  • team spirit and a willingness to participate in activities of the Film and TVCMC team;
  • willingness and ability to collaborate in teaching teams;
  • administrative experience and skills;
  • University Teaching Qualification, or willingness to acquire this within two years.
  • You are pedagogically/didactically competent (able to foster students’ understanding, to teach a curriculum that has already been developed, to supervise students and to make an active contribution in meetings with fellow lecturers).
  • You are able to teach in English.

What can we offer you?

We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of no more than four years with a probationary period of two months. The employment contract is for 30,4 hours a week. Preferred starting date is 01 September 2023.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer?

  • excellent training and development opportunities, including participation in our Lecturer Development Programme and time reserved for professional development;
  • the opportunity to attain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ);
  • a position in which taking initiative and providing input are greatly appreciated;
  • the opportunity to take and pass the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), programme II;
  • an enthusiastic and supportive team eager to welcome new colleagues;
  • an inspiring academic and international work environment in the heart of Amsterdam;
  • an enthusiastic, inspiring and professional academic team.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact (during office hours):

  • prof. Misha Kavka, department chair


Job application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 12 June 2023.

Applications should include the following information (submitted in one .pdf ):

  • a letter of motivation;
  • a detailed CV;
  • the names and email addresses of two references who can provide letters of recommendation.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held during the last week of June. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

No agencies please.


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