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Assistant Professor Journalism and New Media

Vacature nummer
Wetenschappelijke functies
Intern , Extern
Publicatie datum
28 maart 2023
17 april 2023 Vacature gesloten

The Faculty of Humanities, is looking for an

Assistant Professor Journalism and New Media (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) starting 1 august 2023
Omvang (fte)0.8 - 1.0

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching and developing BA and MA level courses in the Journalism and New Media track of the Media Studies program in Leiden and The Hague;
  • Mentoring student internships and liaising with media and news organizations;
  • Conducting research in the field of Journalism Studies or Linguistics 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 Journalism and New Media degree programs.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD in the field of Journalism Studies, Applied Linguistics e.g., Discourse Studies, Rhetorics, Corpus Linguistics) or other relevant research fields;
  • 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;
  • In-depth knowledge of the most recent developments in media innovations;
  • In-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques and digital methods;
  • Professional experience with written news production and/or experience as a professional journalist.
  • Experience with research-driven teaching;
  • Proven didactic qualities (teaching evaluations);
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Applicants are expected to teach, speak and write in English and, within two years, also in Dutch (C1 level); (near‑)native proficiency in English is required (C2 level).

Our organisation
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is one of seven Institutes that falls under the Faculty of Humanities. With over 120 linguists working at the Institute, it is a rich research environment that prides itself on fostering scientific excellence. At LUCL we offer extensive research support to our researchers. For example, our in-house grant officer will advise and help you apply for grants, a dedicated project officer will guide you with project finances and a communications advisor is on hand to assist you in publicising your research.

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’. Researchers from our six umbrella research groups are experts in their respective fields but equally find innovative ways of collaborating with other fields and disciplines.

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.

Terms and conditions
We offer an 0.8 - 1.0 fte temporary appointment of one year. After one year this position may lead to a permanent appointment depending on good performance evaluations.Salary ranges from € 3,974.- to € 5,439.- gross per month (pay scale 11) based on fulltime employment in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 2023.

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. For more information see the website.

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

Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Enquiries can be made to Prof. Lisa Cheng, Academic Director of LUCL, e-mail wdlucl@hum.leidenuniv.nl. For practical questions, please contact the Institute Manager, Maarit van Gammeren, e-mail m.s.k.van.gammeren@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit your applicationonline no later than 17 April 2023 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 outlining a research agenda in the field of Journalism Studies or Linguistics (max 2 pages);
  • Two sample course descriptions;
  • Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this point).

A teaching presentation and a research presentation will be part of the procedure.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated

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