Assistant professor in New Media and Digital Culture

University of Amsterdam
October 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Faculty of Humanities has a vacancy for an Assistant professor in New Media and Digital Culture .

The ideal candidate would have considerable knowledge of the study of New Media and Digital Culture in the humanities, especially in the areas of digital methods and critical internet culture. He or she will also have demonstrable affinity with the areas of media arts, media history, media theory and social media critique. Up-to-date Internet skills are essential, as is current knowledge of digital culture as evidenced by active participation in online culture. Practical experience in working analytically with online platforms (e.g., Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) and web-based applications (e.g., wikis) is highly desirable.

The new media and digital culture team is part of the Media Studies department and concerns itself with research strategies for the critical study of Internet culture. The Assistant professor will teach on both the bachelor's and master's degree levels, in courses concerned with such topics as data journalism, media theory, new media practice, new media research methods, media history as well as contemporary themes in digital culture. The Assistant professor may also teach more general courses in Media Studies on BA level. Candidates also must have a research agenda in new media and digital culture.

The candidate will also play a role in curriculum development in the Media Studies programs (especially the master program in New Media & Digital Culture). Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be active internationally in the field of new media (as evidenced through new media conference attendance and invited talks in the field), and liaise and work with academics and practitioners across the broad terrain of digital culture.

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