Assistant Professor in Media and Digital Cultures

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Media and Digital Cultures.

The department seeks candidates whose research agenda focuses on emerging issues at the intersection of media and the study of digital cultures: For instance, studies of how the next generation of digital and network technologies play a formative role in the practice of everyday life, culture, and society; explorations into how digital cultures are being imagined, developed, and experienced through techno-economic practices and networks. They also welcome applications from researchers whose work explores the entanglement of algorithmic designs with shifting patterns of media and platform ownership and control. An interest in the intersection of gender, race, and class power dynamics and experience in conducting comparative research are also welcome.


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.
  • participate actively in curriculum development, design and administration of course modules
  • generate world-class research and publications at the intersection of media studies and digital cultures
  • 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.


  • a salary based on qualifications and experience of between € 4,332 and € 5,929 gross per month for a full-time position
  • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
  • an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
  • attractive employee benefits such as the Employee Choice Model, Employment Conditions and a good pension and leave plan.
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Job Requirements

They are looking for candidates who have

  • a PhD in Media Studies, Communication Studies, or related fields in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • wide-ranging knowledge of theory and research on digital cultures and media from an interdisciplinary and mixed-methods perspective
  • teaching experience at university level and proven didactic abilities
  • gained their University Teaching Qualification or are prepared to do so within two years
  • 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), and the willingness to learn Dutch in due course.

Application Process

Applications should include the following:

  • 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 projects and grant applications
  • a teaching statement that outlines your teaching philosophy and contains a description of courses taught and teaching qualifications
  • the names and contact details of two academic referees.

To apply for the position of Assistant Professor in Media and Digital Culturesclick here.

Deadline: April 25, 2024.

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