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  • 07.11.2019 10:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Utrecht University's Faculty of Humanities

    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Apply here

    Utrecht University's Faculty of Humanities is looking for a Full Professor Media, Culture and Society. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.


    The Department of Media and Culture Studies is looking for a media scholar with a strong international reputation and excellent skills in research, teaching and management. S/he can articulate an engaged, interdisciplinary vision on the academic field in line with the strategic plans of the department, the Faculty of Humanities, and the university. The ideal candidate substantially contributes to developing the department's research themes in media, culture and society and helps distribute this knowledge in and beyond academia. S/he is able to motivate and inspire cooperative research projects across disciplines and to acquire external funding, initiate collaborative teaching, and stimulate innovation that directly connects to recent developments in media studies, both nationally and internationally. The successful candidate focuses on the cultural and societal dimensions of media in today's digitised society in both teaching and research. Moreover, s/he is expected to contribute to Utrecht University's strategic themes and is encouraged to initiate and build on the university's research strengths in these areas.

    The candidate we are looking for has a strong publication and teaching record, an extensive international network, and the experience and willingness to take on managerial responsibilities. S/he has profound knowledge of the theoretical foundations of media studies as an academic field and is familiar with current developments in the field of media such as mediatisation, datafication, and screen cultures; we welcome theoretical, historical as well as contextual orientations towards these developments.

    The new chair 'Media, Culture and Society' (pdf) will be positioned in the Department of Media and Culture Studies (MCW), which is part of the Humanities Faculty of Utrecht University. MCW provides education and research in the fields of film, television, games, new media and digital culture, theatre, dance and performance, musicology, gender and post-colonial studies, communication and information studies, and participation in arts and culture. In the department a wide range of media as well as cultural and artistic expressions are studied in conjunction with one another. Culture is interpreted as a dynamic combination of artistic, creative and everyday activities that people use to shape their identities, and within which social processes, structures and institutions are shaped.


    We are looking for candidates:

    who are experienced, internationally respected senior researchers in the field of the chair, as shown by a completed PhD and an extensive list of peer-reviewed scholarly output in leading academic journals and reputable book publications;

    • with substantial experience in teaching media subjects at BA and MA level and who have acquired Senior Teaching Qualification (SKO) according to Dutch university standards or who have extensive experience in developing curricula;
    • with experience in supervising PhD candidates in an inspiring and effective way as well as in leading an international team of researchers;
    • with an extensive international and national network in academia and beyond, especially in the media sector, and who are able to engage this network in order to develop original research projects;
    • who have successfully acquired internal and external research grants;
    • with excellent communication skills and capable of inspiring positive team spirit;
    • who have the experience and willingness to take on managerial responsibilities at departmental level;
    • who are fluent in English at near-native or native speaker standard in oral and written communication;
    • whose fluency in Dutch is at least at NT2 level (or able to attain this level within two years after the appointment).


    We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for the duration of five years. In case of a good performance, an indefinite employment is one of the possibilities. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €5,582 and €8,127 (scale HL2 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. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.


    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

    The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 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 center 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 Film, Television, Arts Policy and Participatory Arts, Communication, New Media, Game and Gender Studies, Music, Theatre and Dance. It is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach to media, performance, music, and culture in general.


    For more information about this position, please contact Eugene van Erven (Head of the Department of Media and Culture Studies), via

    Please note that an assessment can be part of the selection procedure.

  • 07.11.2019 10:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A special issue of Feminist Media Studies

    Deadline: November 30, 2019

    Co-edited by Jilly Boyce Kay (School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester, UK) & Justine Lloyd (Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, Australia)

    Forthcoming June 2021 (see full info on all dates below)

    As Michele Hilmes has recently argued, broadcasting, while being heavily controlled by nation-states from its inception in the early twentieth century, had an unprecedented cultural capacity to transgress and defy national borders. In this aspect, the legacy of broadcasting is a transnational cultural economy that continues into the present (Hilmes 2012: 2). As Hilmes goes onto describe, the role of gender in these transnational media circuits is potentially politically disruptive. Contestations over gender have not only added to growing pressures on elite cultures and established power dynamics, but have intersected with other important struggles, to the extent that popular media have become “a means of acknowledging and addressing [inequalities] while uniting the citizenry not only within national boundaries but across them” (Hilmes 2012: 84).

    This special issue therefore extends from Hilmes’ historical focus on transnationalism’s role within the broadcasting cultures of the UK and USA. It builds on recent scholarship on transnational gendered media cultures (Sreberny 2001; Kim 2010, Mankekar 2015, Hegde 2014) and visibilities (Hegde 2011), including within Feminist Media Studies (for example, Imre et al. 2009), to bring together recent scholarship that works against the grain of national histories.

    This special issue of Feminist Media Studies will profile work on media from scholars inside and outside the academy. We are particularly interested in papers which consider how mediated practices intersect with political contexts and afford diverse kinds of interventions in issues of social justice. We welcome abstracts engaging with transnational media and gender including in the following contexts:

    • Social media and transnational feminism
    • Gendered cultural forms within transnational activist networks
    • Transnational film cultures and feminist praxis
    • Decolonisation and gender as explored in media
    • Circulation of gendered images and affects within and outside national polities
    • Translations of gender and genre across regional media markets
    • Indigenous and first nations media and questions of gender
    • Critiques of contemporary forms of orientalism within global media cultures from a gendered perspective

    As well as engaging with the special issue’s theme all articles must (a) comply with the general submission requirements, (b) address the central concerns of the journal, which is to bring together scholars, professionals and activists from around the world to engage with feminist issues and debates in media and communication, and (c) be of relevance to a wide international and multidisciplinary readership (see below for the Journal’s aims and scope).

    Key dates:

    • 30 November 2019: deadline for abstracts (350 words) and biographical note (200 words)
    • mid-December 2019: authors notified of outcome of abstracts and some invited to submit full articles. NB: All full articles will go through peer review, so acceptance of an abstract is not a guarantee of publication
    • 15 March 2020: deadline for full articles of 7000 words (including references)
    • End of March 2020: all full articles sent for peer review
    • mid-June 2020: deadline for return of peer reviews to editors
    • end of July 2020: articles returned to authors for revision; authors of rejected articles notified
    • end of September 2020: articles returned to editors for final acceptance
    • end of November 2020: accepted articles forwarded for copyediting
    • end of April 2021: accepted articles begin appearing as 'articles in press', if authors respond in a timely manner to copyediting queries
    • June 2021, special issue published as Feminist Media Studies, Vol 21, Issue 4.

    Submission instructions:

    Please submit 350-word abstracts here by the closing date of 30 November:

    Please save your 350-word abstract and 200-word biographical note both within one word document named in the following format:


    For example, if the author was Justine Lloyd and the paper was titled ‘International Public Broadcasting and Women’, the word document would be named thus:


    Queries about the special issue can be directed to Justine Lloyd

    Journal Aims and Scope

    Feminist Media Studies provides a transdisciplinary, transnational forum for researchers pursuing feminist approaches to the field of media and communication studies, with attention to the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions and analysis of sites including print and electronic media, film and the arts, and new media technologies. The journal invites contributions from feminist researchers working across a range of disciplines and conceptual perspectives. The journal offers a unique intellectual space bringing together scholars, professionals and activists from around the world to engage with feminist issues and debates in media and communication. Its editorial board and contributors reflect a commitment to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers, through attention to local, national and global contexts for critical and empirical feminist media inquiry. When preparing your paper, please click on the link ‘Instructions for Authors’ on the Feminist Media Studies website ( which provides guidance on paper length, referencing style, etc. When submitting your paper, please do not follow the link ‘Submit Online’ as special issue papers are handled directly via email with the special issue Editors.

    Peer Review Policy

    All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two scholars.

  • 07.11.2019 10:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Academic Quarter #22, 2020

    Deadline: January 15, 2020

    Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the European crime narrative genre has represented the consequences of globalization in ways that have often involved the treatment of space and place. The new transnational configuration of the world’s geography—imposed by such powerful systemic factors as global trade, connective technologies, and the movement of large masses of people across different boundaries—has fueled a variegated debate over the notion of transculturalism. What has been called “the cosmopolitan turn” in the social and political sciences (Beck 2006) resonates in the research agendas of many contemporary approaches to European literature (Domínguez & d'Haen 2015), film (Eleftheriotis 2012; Mulvey, Rascaroli, Saldanha 2017) and television (Chalaby 2009; Bondebjerg 2016). This happens at a time of increased cooperation and integration among a variety of traditional and digital media, all allied to obtain, through seriality and transmediality, an augmented illusion of complex fictional worlds.

    This issue of Academic Quarter aims at interrogating the ways in which current cultural experiences of glocalisation (Roudometof 2016), translocality (Greiner and Sakdapolrak 2013), transnational mobility and cosmopolitan networking have affected both place-specific production cultures and genre-specific representations of space and place in contemporary European crime novels, films and television series. We welcome proposals from different methodological perspectives that interrogate the intersection of local, national, regional and supranational agencies, cultures and identities in the creation of popular crime stories. Contributors should be aware of the post-Kantian, post-national/postcolonial frame (Mellino 2005) that forms the context for contemporary definitions of “critical cosmopolitanism” (Delanty 2006; Rumford 2008) and “critical transculturalism” (Kraidy 2005). At the same time, we welcome proposals focusing on the representation of Europe, European geography, European landscapes and European architecture.

    A few general questions may be asked. Are we to conceive of cosmopolitanism and the process of European transculturation exclusively as unifying factors, fostering the generation of a shared and uniform transnational identity? Or should we better acknowledge the existence of a whole variety of European transcultural identities, expressed in different writing and audio-visual styles, characteristic narrative models, and place-specific production cultures? Should hybridization and transculturation be assumed as markers and powerful drivers of cultural homologation? Or rather, is the opposite true, namely that cultural hybridization entails a growing differentiation of narrative forms and styles, content and formats, thus contributing to the emergence of a post-national assemblage of multiple cosmopolitan identities?

    Contributors must propose articles focusing on the post-1989 period in relation to topics involving a consideration of the treatment of space and place.

    Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Local thrillers in a glocal perspective
    • Borders, borderlands, border-crossing and the migrant experience of space
    • Crime narratives, tourism and location branding
    • The consumption of foreign crime narratives as virtual journey
    • Transcultural identities of European Noir: the Nordic and Mediterranean variants, and beyond
    • Language, dialect, idiom and the sense of place
    • Hybridity and cosmopolitan audio-visual styles
    • Cosmopolitan authors and producers
    • Production strategies and cosmopolitan networking
    • The theme of locality in the promotion and packaging of crime novels, films, and TV dramas
    • The hybridity dilemma: toward homogeneity or increased differentiation? The case of Netflix Europe.
    • Situated characters: cosmopolitan habitus, traveling detectives and transcultural encounters
    • Transnational crime networks and geospatial mapping
    • Eco-thrillers and the destruction of the European environment
    • Common-places of European geography: port cities, islands, mountains, inland areas
    • Place and glocal minorities
    • Gendering and/or queering space between the public and the private spheres
    • Crime and architecture
    • Space and time in the chronotopes of European Noir

    Submission guidelines

    • Submission of abstract January 15, 2020
    • Submission of full article May 1, 2020
    • Submission of final/revised article October 1, 2020
    • Publication December 2020

    Academic Quarter accepts two kinds of contributions: text articles or video essays. The submitted contribution will be sent to double blind peer-review.

    A text article must be between 3,000-3,500 words (not including references), and must use Chicago Author-Date Style ( and the Chicago System Style Sheet (

    Abstracts in app. 150 words in English must be submitted by January 15 2020 to Liza Pank ( The contributors will receive answer as soon as possible. Accepted articles must be sent to the guest editor no later than May 1, 2020. The final and revised article must be returned by October 1 2020, and the issue will be published December 2020.

    Video essays

    Video essays should be 7-12 minutes long and accompanied by an academic guiding text between 1,000-1,500 words. The video essay should be of scholarly quality and may be argumentative (documentary) or symbolic (metaphorical) or a combination. The guiding text should clearly explain the argument in the video-essay as well as the insight that the viewer may gain from watching it. Video essays should be final and handed in as a separate mp4-video-file. Academic Quarter supports only publication and not the technical development of video essays. Video essays and the guiding text will be reviewed together. Criteria for reviewing video-essays are a) the lucidity of the argument, b) the technical and stylistic execution of the video material and c) the clarity of the guiding text.

  • 07.11.2019 10:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

    Deadline: December 15, 2019

    The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), in collaboration with the Department of Media and Communication Research (IKMZ) at the University Zurich (UZH), opens a doctoral position in Communication/Media within the project Late-teenagers Online Information Search (LOIS) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (FNS/SNF). The doctoral student will work at the Department of education and learning (DFA) in Locarno and at the Department of Media and Communication Research (IKMZ) at the University Zurich (UZH). This is a full-time position (100 %) for a limited 3-year contract.

    Interviews will take place on January 7th, 2020 in Locarno.

    More information can be found on:

  • 07.11.2019 10:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited volume (Routledge)

    Deadline: January 15, 2020

    Temporal scales and perceptions of past, present and future diverge, clash and merge in complex ways when discussing and visualizing climate change. The “slow violence” (Nixon) of climate change, linked to a complicated and multi-sited history of extraction, has caused immediate and imminent devastation—or, what is now increasingly referred to as the “climate emergency” and “climate crisis”.

    This intersection of quick ruptures with gradual, extended experiences of change are difficult to reconcile, especially by journalists and media-makers. Following on from that, this collection aims to reflect on the complex negotiations of temporal scales related to climate change and its mediations. Such negotiations emerge, for instance, in the temporalities related to the mediation of Greta Thunberg, which relate to geological time, its acceleration, tipping points, institutional temporalities of politics and journalism (and its possible acceleration), lifespans and generations as well as living memories of weather and related events. Such scales and perceptions are, furthermore, inscribed within more specific temporalities of media ideologies, ideologies and cultures in very different locales, which — at some level — all are written into the temporalities of global communication.

    The broad aim of this volume is consequently to analyse the meetings of and schisms between various temporalities as they emerge within specific mediations of climate change in a diverse range of locations around the world. The collection thus seeks to understand how climate change as a temporal process gets inscribed within the temporalities of journalism, which inflect various local, regional, national and global times as well as various perceptions of change related to generations, (living) memory and (national) politics and how such perceptions are linked to the temporalities of globalisation, colonialism, race, gender and class. The aim of this collection is to free the thinking about climate change communication from science communication and/or social science approaches focusing on how climate communication can be improved (Chadwick) and, linked to that, how effects can be measured. Rather than being immediately focused on more efficient communication as determined and measured by an empiricist tradition, such critical cultural studies may help tease out important nuances of discourse and power that eventually can point towards different communicative practices.


    • Date for submitting abstracts (max 300 words): January 15, 2020
    • Answers with regard to acceptance: February 1.
    • Deadline for first draft of chapters: May 1
    • Deadline for editors’ comments to authors: June 15
    • Deadline for final edited versions of chapters (7000-8000 words): August 1
    • Publication: Autumn 2020.

    Send abstracts to editors Henrik Bødker, Dept. of Media and Journalism Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark,; and to Hanna E. Morris, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA,

  • 07.11.2019 10:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 15-16, 2020

    University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

    Deadline: January 15, 2020

    The fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on the Quantitative and Computational Analysis of Textual Data will be held in Innsbruck, Austria, on 15-16 May 2020.

    COMPTEXT is an international community of quantitative text analysis scholars in political science, international relations and beyond. COMPTEXT is a legacy project of the 2018 POLTEXT Conference in Budapest (organized by Miklós Sebők) and the 2019 POLTEXT Conference in Tokyo (organized by Kohei Watanabe, Lisa Lechner and Miklós Sebők – for more information, see our official website at: From 2020 the project continues on a new name, one that better reflects our approach.

    We are seeking submissions that

    • Address the complexity of research problems at the intersection of social sciences (particularly political science and international relations) and information technology
    • Use computational methods in analyzing textual sources
    • Adhere to a comparative approach to solving these problems, such as multi-lingual comparative analysis

    We strongly encourage all scholars who employ quantitative text analysis methods to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference, but priority will be given to proposals which are relevant to one or more of the abovementioned focus points. We accept both substantive and methodological papers for presentation: substantive papers may be on any studies in social sciences or humanities that utilize quantitative text analysis; methodological papers may cover, but are not restricted to, word embeddings, topic models, different machine learning approaches, or sentiment analysis.

    COMPTEXT conferences embrace interdisciplinary and diversity of participants, and we encourage PhD students and early career researchers to submit.

    In keeping with our tradition, on 14 May, 2020 a tutorial day will be held for registered participants for a registration fee of EUR 30. Courses will be offered for both beginner and advanced level participants.

    Submission of Paper Proposals:

    Proposals, along with an abstract of 250 words and a few substantive and methods-related keywords, should be submitted via the submission form by 15 January 2020.

    Notifications of acceptance are due by 15 February, 2020. The registration deadline is 15 March, 2020. Full-length papers must be uploaded by 7 May, 2020.

    The Organizing Committee consists of:

    • Lisa Lechner (University of Innsbruck – lead organizer)
    • James Cross (University College Dublin)
    • Christoph Ivanusch (University of Innsbruck)
    • Miklós Sebők (Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest)
    • Thomas Walli (University of Innsbruck)
    • Kohei Watanabe (University of Innsbruck)
    For more information, please visit our website:

    Questions related to Innsbruck 2020 should be directed to

    In case you have any questions with regards to the COMPTEXT project please contact us via

  • 07.11.2019 10:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Communication Department of Columbia College Chicago (USA)

    Apply here

    We seek applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Social Media, Digital Strategy and Communication beginning August 2020.

    The Communication Department seeks a scholar with a vibrant research agenda in the emerging field of social media and digital strategy with an emphasis on work in diverse communities. The faculty member will teach courses in two of the college’s newest and fastest growing undergraduate programs, which constitute about one third of the department’s student population: Social Media and Digital Strategy, and Communication. The faculty member may also teach within the department’s new graduate Civic Media program and have the opportunity to collaborate with the School of Media Arts’ Convergence Lab.

    The ideal candidate will have extensive and sustained professional experience within digital communication, social media, analytics, community engagement and/or related fields; a demonstrated record of effective teaching with a diverse student body; and established and ongoing professional relationships within these fields.

    For more information go here:

  • 07.11.2019 10:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 4-6, 2020

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Scholars are hereby invited to sign up for a hands-on symposium on film exhibition and distribution during World War II. The purpose of the symposium is threefold:

    (1) Developing and sharing methodological expertise in compiling, analysing and comparing data on historical film programming;

    (2) Gaining more insight in the transnational patterns of film supply and demand during the war, across belligerent and neutral countries;

    (3) Building and strengthening a network of scholars with a shared interest in the topic.

    The symposium is co-produced by CREATE (University of Amsterdam) and DICIS (Scientific Research Network on Digital Cinema Studies) and hosted by the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the University of Amsterdam. It will consist of two main segments: a seminar with brief presentations, and a workshop where participants will work hands-on with the collaboratively collected data. Participants in the symposium are requested to compile, in advance, a data set that consists of film programming data, according to a fixed data model, in order to allow for comparative analysis. Afterwards, all data will be made publicly available in an open access environment.

    The detailed call for participants can be read and downloaded here:


    If you are interested in joining this initiative, please send the organisers a document with the following information, before 1 December

    • Brief description of relevant research interests
    • Brief curriculum vitae + contact details
    • Description of expected data set (which city/country; which available sources for film programming); current status of the data set (existing data set or to be compiled)
    • Maximum: 2 pages

    Please note that participants are expected to cover their own costs for travel and accommodation. Registration is free.

    Please send your application to the organisers: Thunnis van Oort (, Roel Vande Winkel ( and Pavel Skopal (

  • 07.11.2019 10:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Audra Diers-Lawson

    Crises come in many shapes and sizes, including media blunders, social media activism, extortion, product tampering, security issues, natural disasters, accidents, and negligence – just to name a few. For organizations, crises are pervasive, challenging, and catastrophic, as well as opportunities for organizations to thrive and emerge stronger.

    Despite the proliferation of research and books related to crisis communication, the voice that is often lost is that of the stakeholder. Yet, as both a public relations and management function, stakeholders are central to the success and failure of organizations responding to and managing crises in a cross-platform and global environment. This core textbook provides a comprehensive and research-driven introduction to crisis communication, critical factors influencing crisis response, and what we know about predicting stakeholder responses to crises. Incorporated into each chapter are global case studies, ethical challenges, and practitioner considerations.

    Demonstrating the connection between theory, decision-making, and strategy development in a crisis context, this is a vital text for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, and Strategic Management.

    The text will have podcast lectures, PowerPoints for each chapter, a testbank, instructor's manual, and three simulation exercises available as supporting materials by 1 January, 2019 (just in time for second semester adoption). It is available as an e-book (Kindle included), hardcover, and paperback.

    The text is available on Amazon or direct from Routledge at:

    The supporting resources will be available from:

    Review of the text:

    "Crisis Communication represents a real advancement in our knowledge. The book brings together two relevant fields of studies, crisis communication and stakeholder relationship management, contributing to the advancement of both and offering a new perspective in bringing them together. Covering a wide range of topics using the most established perspectives as well as the newest ones, this is a book to be read by students for their introduction to the field and by senior professionals to update their knowledge." – Alessandra Mazzei, Director at the Centre for Employee Relations and Communication at IULM University, Italy

  • 07.11.2019 10:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Groningen 

    Deadline: November 20, 2002

    Apply here


    Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university offering high-quality teaching and research. Its 31,000 students are encouraged to develop their own individual talents through challenging study and career paths. The University of Groningen is an international centre of knowledge: it belongs to the best research universities in Europe and is allied with prestigious partner universities and networks worldwide.

    The Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the city of Groningen. It has more than 5000 students and 700 staff members, who are working at the frontiers of knowledge every day. The Faculty offers a wide range of degree programmes: 15 bachelor's programmes and over 35 master's specialisations. Our research, which is internationally widely acclaimed, covers Media and Journalism Studies, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Language and Literary Studies, and Linguistics.

    Job description

    Excellent research assessments and growing student numbers enable the Department of Media Studies and Journalism of the University of Groningen to hire an assistant professor in Journalism Studies.

    Candidates should be able to teach courses in our Dutch and international MA programmes in Journalism, our minor programmes in Journalism, and our international BA and MA programmes in Media Studies. Moreover, we expect the successful candidate to contribute actively to our research agenda which we are conducting in the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies. The position combines teaching (60%) and research (40%).

    Our BA and MA programmes rank first among all Media Studies programmes in the Netherlands in the national student survey. The MA programmes in Journalism focus on high quality reporting in a cross-media setting with a strong focus on digital skills and innovation, and combine academic reflection with academic skills. The department admits 30 Dutch and 30 international MA students on a yearly basis after a rigorous selection procedure. The minor programme in Journalism addresses a range of developments in the field of journalism studies, providing courses to students from a range of disciplines within the university.

    Our international, English-taught BA programme in Media Studies focuses on the social and informative functions of media. It provides students with a thorough understanding of the affordances of different platforms and the interplay between them; the political and economic underpinnings of media systems; patterns of use, production and content; and the functions and impact of media in culture and society. The MA programmes Datafication and Digital Literacy, Social Media and Society, and Media Creation and Innovation provide students with cutting-edge knowledge of the digital transformations that profoundly change society.

    Research is conducted within the interdisciplinary Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, which has been rated as “excellent/world-leading” in the 2016 Research Assessment. If appointed, the candidate is expected to actively contribute to a vibrant research environment. Ample support will be provided in applying for bids with national and international funding agencies.

    The successful applicant is expected to:

    • teach and supervise students in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes; international candidates will teach solely in English, they are offered the chance to follow a Dutch language course
    • participate actively in curriculum development, design and administration of course modules
    • conduct and generate top research in media studies or communication studies
    • pursue research grants and other forms of external funding
    • participate actively in international research networks and build international collaborations
    • participate actively in the activities of the interdisciplinary research Centre for Media and Journalism Studies.


    In addition to a number of basic requirements set by the University of Groningen, such as excellent social and communication skills, presentation skills, coaching skills and a results-oriented attitude, we are looking for candidates who have:

    • a PhD in Journalism-, Media-, or Communication Studies, or related fields
    • wide-ranging knowledge in Journalism Studies, preferably with a focus on the digital transformation of journalism
    • teaching experience at university level and proven didactic abilities
    • gained their University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) or are prepared to do so within a year
    • an excellent research track record, including relevant publications
    • an outstanding national and international academic network as well as strong contacts with professionals in the field
    • willingness to make substantial contributions to the development of the Department’s research and educational programmes
    • organisational experience and skills
    • excellent command of English (at least CEFR B2/C1 level for reading, listening, writing and speaking)
    • expected to have or gain understanding of the Dutch language (CEFR B2 for reading and listening, and CEFR B1 for writing and speaking) within two years.

    Conditions of employment

    We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

    • a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from € 3,637 (scale 11) to a maximum of € 5,656 (scale 12) gross salary per month for a full-time position
    • an 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees
    • favourable tax treatment may apply to Non-Dutch applicants.

    The appointment will initially be on a temporary basis for 4 years with the possibility of becoming a permanent position following a positive ‘Results and Development’ assessment. The assessment for a permanent position is possible from the third year onwards.

    Preferred date of entry into employment is 1 February 2020.


    You may apply for this position until 20 November 2019 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

    Applications should include:

    • a cover letter that explains the motivation for applying for this position
    • a full curriculum vitae including a full list of publications and talks
    • a research plan of 1-2 pages that includes future ideas for grant applications
    • a teaching statement that contains a description of courses taught and teaching qualifications
    • the names and contact details of two academic referees.

    Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be taken into consideration.

    Job interviews via Skype will be held on 4 December 2019; personal interviews are planned for either 18 December 2019 or 9 January 2020.

    We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

    Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


    For information you can contact:

    Prof. Marcel Broersma, Professor of Media and Journalism Studies, 0031 50 363 5955,

    Drs. Miralda Meulman, Degree programme coordinator (about the formal procedure), 0031 50 363 8950,

    Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.




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