University Lecturer (UD) in Film and Visual Culture

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is looking for a University Lecturer (UD) with a theory-driven, comparative approach to (expanded) cinema and (digital) visual culture.

The successful applicant will teach courses in various BA and MA programmes, such as Film and Literary Studies, Leiden University College, and Film and Photographic Studies. Their research will contribute to the research profile of the Institute and/or to the themes of the SSH Sector Plan, with new topics being humane AI, methodologies in the Humanities, heritage, environmental humanities, health humanities.

LUCAS is an international academic community that is firmly committed to developing critically engaged approaches to culture and art and to increasing its diversity and inclusivity. hey particularly welcome candidates whose research and teaching explore the relationships between cinema and other fields, such as the arts, politics, video, and digital media.


University Lecturer (UD) in Film and Visual Culture responsibilities include:

  • Supervise BA and (Res)MA theses as well as internships in Dutch and English;
  • Help in recruiting students by contributing to open days, orientation and information sessions;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of educational innovations, also in digital form;
  • Conduct research based on an individual research plan within one of the research programmes of LUCAS and/or the SSH Sector Plan themes, and present the results in the form of publications, conference presentations and other means – to academic, professional/societal partners and wider audiences;
  • Acquire project funding at national and international level (NWO, ERC, Horizon Europe etc.)
  • Co-supervise PhD candidates;
  • fulfil administrative duties within the programmes you are teaching in, the LUCAS institute and/or the Faculty of Humanities;
  • Actively participate in, and contribute to, the academic community of the Institute;
  • Well-connected and eager to further develop an extensive network in the field.
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Duration: 1.5 years.

Start Date: August 2023


  • The gross monthly salaty is € 2,960,- (scale 10) to € 5,439,- (scale 11) for a full working week. 
  • 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. 

Job Requirements

Applicants University Lecturer (UD) in Film and Visual Culture should meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a Ph.D. degree in film studies (incl. expanded cinema), visual culture, (digital) media studies, or cultural analysis;
  • Are well-versed in current debates in film and visual media studies, film theory and history, (digital) media theory, and cultural studies; and
  • Have affinity with inter- and transmedia studies, narrativity, and critical theory;
  • Are willing and able to meet the requirements for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) within two years if hey do not already possess a Dutch University Teaching Qualification;
  • can contribute to the research profile of LUCAS and have affinity with the institute’s aims, values and strategy;
  • Have a proven track record of excellent research, as demonstrated by a list of peer-reviewed publications and/or monographs and awards/grants commensurate with career stage;
  • Have experience with acquiring research or educational awards/grants;
  • A clear communicator and team player, enthusiastic to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, in both teaching and research;

Application Process

Interested applicants are to send their application via the apply button below and include the following:

  • A letter of motivation including a discussion of heir current scholarship, future research plans, and vision on teaching (max. 2 A4);
  • A CV including education and employment history, publications, courses taught and language proficiency;
  • An outline of heir research plans for the coming years, with clear potential for grant applications (max. 2 A4);
  • Recent teaching evaluations;
  • Names, positions, and email addresses of two referees (no reference letters).
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Deadline: March 19, 2023.

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