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University Lecturer in Book and Digital Media Studies

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11 juni 2019
19 juni 2019

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Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), is looking for a 

University Lecturer (UD) in Book and Digital Media Studies (0,8 FTE)

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare and teach courses in the Book and Digital Media Studies MA programme of the Department of Media Studies (in the language of instruction: English);
  • Prepare and teach courses in the Boek, boekhandel en uitgeverij programme of the Department of Media Studies (in the language of instruction: Dutch);
  • Engage in all usual forms of instruction in both programmes, including supervising in-company placements and excursions, supervising BA and MA theses, both in Dutch and in English;
  • Play an active role in recruiting Dutch and international students by contributing to open days, orientation and information sessions;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of education innovations – also in digital form;
  • Conduct research based on an individual research plan within one of the research programmes of LUCAS and present the results in the form of publications, conference presentations and other means;
  • Acquire project funding at the national, European and international level (NWO, Horizon 2020 etc.);
  • Supervise PhD candidates;
  • Contribute to administrative and management duties within the Department of Media Studies and LUCAS.

Selection criteria

  • Graduated in an Arts and Humanities subject;
  • Completed, or almost completed, a PhD in the field of Publishing Studies;
  • Awareness of current issues, viewpoints as well as innovative methods within the field;
  • Research profile that fits within LUCAS: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/centre-for-the-arts-in-society/research;
  • Possessing an extensive network of contacts in the book industry (publishing, bookselling);
  • Demonstrable and outstanding teaching skills (demonstrated by e.g. teaching evaluations, BKO-registration, etc.); experience in teaching at both bachelor’s and master’s level; experience with educational innovations;
  • Proven track record of independent research, as demonstrated by a substantial list of publications;
  • Proven awareness of and interest in the history and current development of publishing and the book industry as part of the media and creative industries;
  • (Near) native proficiency in the languages of instruction, English (master’s level) and Dutch (bachelor’s level). NB: if the candidate fulfils all other requirements, proficiency in Dutch may be acquired within one year after appointment;
  • Preferably first-hand experience in the publishing industry;
  • Flexible, excellent communication skills, team worker.

Our organization
The Faculty of Humanities is a unique international centre for the advanced study of languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical contexts from prehistory to the present.  Our faculty is home to more than 6,000 students and 800 staff members. For more information see: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities.

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS); https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/centre-for-the-arts-in-society, is one of the seven Research Institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. It aims to be a prominent player in the research field of the arts (literature, art, architecture, media and design).

Terms and conditions
We offer a position for a year, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from € 3.637 to € 4.978 gross per month for a fulltime appointment depending on prior education and working experience (pay scale 11, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities)

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. 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. http://www.workingat.leiden.edu/.

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.

Leiden University is strongly committed to equity, inclusion and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to Academic Director, prof. dr. A. Visser e-mail: a.visser@hum.leidenuniv.nl or professor in the history of the early-modern Dutch book, prof. dr. P.G. Hoftijzer e-mail: p.g.hoftijzer@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than 19 June 2019 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a CV.

The appointment will start between August 1st and September 1st.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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