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28 October 2016, DIP Colloquium, Sabine Iatridou

Speaker: Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
Title: Since since again
Date: Friday 28 October 2016
Time: 16:00-17:30
Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
13 oktober 2016
€3,427 to €5,330 gross per month
10 november 2016
38 hours per week

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. There are almost 700 employees affiliated with the Faculty, which has about 6,000 students.

The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new educational methods are being developed.

Together with other new assistant professors you will participate in a comprehensive introductory programme. You will be supervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Additional didactical training is also part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired competences will be taken into consideration. 

Job description

The candidate will bring to the position a relevant and innovative research agenda in the area of Digital Humanities and will be able to teach within the programs of Media Studies. The candidate will be especially interested in the critical study, development and application of digital research methods, techniques and tools. In the study of information and media (broadly understood as books, artworks, audio-visual media and digital media), digital research materials are evolving in spectacular fashion, leading to new research affordances that require a critical approach to media as information, as well as to how digital media structure the reuse and interpretation of born-digital and historical data. The study of Digital Humanities within Media Studies concerns both contemporary and historical periods, and also focuses on the cultural and methodological implications of datafication and digital research. Candidates will be at home in more than one sub-discipline, demonstrated by experience in working with data collections of different types, both digitized and born-digital, in historically-oriented research. In addition, candidates are able to combine the teaching of digital research methods with critical reflection on the implications of their use in studying historical and contemporary media cultures. The successful candidate is expected to bring together researchers working in Digital Humanities, Media Studies and other humanities disciplines and aim to acquire funding for collaborations by actively participating in one of the research schools in the Faculty of Humanities. Whilst the successful candidate is free to choose his/her research affiliation, he/she is expected to make an active contribution to the CREATE project at the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity, one of the University of Amsterdam’s research priority areas.

The candidate will also play a major role in teaching courses and in curriculum development in the Media Studies programs (especially the master programs in Archival and Information Studies and/or New Media & Digital Culture). Furthermore, the candidate is expected to be an ambassador for the research programmes and actively liaise and work with stakeholders both within and outside of the university sector. 


  • Relevant PhD degree, or PhD defense date scheduled before start of contract;
  • programming skills and/or skilled use of software for data analysis;
  • experience in research and excellent research skills, evidenced by publications in renowned international academic journals / edited volumes;
  • several years of teaching experience at the university level and demonstrable didactic abilities and / or training, evidenced by an educational portfolio;
  • experience in an academic position where research and teaching are combined;
  • experience with digital and audio-visual equipment;
  • affinity with the use of ICTs in academic education;
  • capable of functioning at all levels in more than one programme of study;
  • organisational experience and skills;
  • reliable team worker;
  • thorough knowledge of Dutch and English; non-native Dutch speakers are requested to achieve competency in Dutch within two years. 

Further information

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The appointment will be a tenure track appointment for 38 hours a week. The initial appointment will be two years. Depending on teaching evaluations and professional assessment, tenure will be granted after two years. The gross monthly salary will range from €3,427 (scale 11) to €5,330 (scale 12), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week). The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Job application

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and two names of referees, should be sent prior to 11 November  2016 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P. Weerman via . Please state job vacancy number 16-483 in the subject field. Candidates selected for interviews will be invited to the UvA on 16 December 2016.

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