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Vacancy

Assistant Professor Journalism and New Media starting 1 August 2022

Vacancy number
22-184 11204
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
1
External/ internal
External
Location
Leiden
Placed on
22 March 2022
Closing date
15 April 2022 Vacancy closed

The Faculty of Humanities is looking for a:

Assistant Professor Journalism and New Media starting 1 August 2022 (1,00 FTE)
Vacancy number: 11204 

Key responsibilities
•    Teaching and developing BA and MA level courses in the Journalism and New Media track of the Media Studies program in Leiden (in Dutch) and The Hague (in English);
•    Mentoring student internships and liaising with media and news organizations;
•    Conducting research in the field of journalism studies (especially new media) and supervising BA and MA dissertations;
•    Assisting in the development of research proposals and in the execution of research projects;
•    Providing academic service to staff and students in the JNM degree programs.
 
Selection criteria
•    A PhD in the research field of Linguistics, Journalism Studies, Communication Studies or Discourse Studies;
•    Broad expertise in teaching and researching journalism theory and practice;
•    In-depth knowledge of the most recent developments in new media, social media, and media innovations;
•    In-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques;
•    Preferably: Experience with courses in visual language and video journalism; Experience with running news desks in journalism training (project management skills);
•    Proven didactic qualities (teaching evaluations);
•    You have a research profile that fits within LUCL and a proven track record of research, as demonstrated by a list of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with career stage;
•    Excellent communication skills, preferably both in Dutch and English.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden and in The Hague. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities .

The Faculty has seven Institutes, among which the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (https://www.lucl.nl/). LUCL has a longstanding tradition in the study of the world’s languages and features unique linguistic expertise. Current theoretical insights are combined with modern experimental methods in its research profile area ‘Language Diversity in the World’.

Terms and conditions
We offer a temporary appointment of one year. This position may lead to a permanent appointment depending on good performance.
Salary range from €3821.- to €5230.- gross per month based on fulltime employment and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  (pay scale 11), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Depending on qualifications, you may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until you fully meet the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to the number of years of relevant work experience.

The intended starting date is 1 August 2022.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Diversity and inclusion
We firmly believe that diversity together with inclusion is the key driving force for creativity and innovative ideas. We strive to create a working environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. 

Information
Enquiries can be made to Jaap de Jong, e-mail j.c.de.jong@hum.leidenuniv.nl. De Jong is chair of the Master Media Studies and of the minor and mastertrack Journalistiek en Nieuwe media.

Applications
Please submit online your application no later than April 15 2022 via the blue button in our application system. Your application should include:

•    A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught; 
•    A letter of motivation including a personal vision of the field of Journalism and New Media (max 2 pages); 
•    A teaching statement (1 page); 
•    Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this point).
 
Interviews will be held in the week of  9 May. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.


Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.
 

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