Lecturer in Archival and Information Studies

University of Amsterdam Department of Media Studies

Lecturer in Archival and Information Studies

Publication date 28 April 2021

Closing date 19 May 2021

Level of education PhD

Hours 18-22 hours per week

Salary indication €2,790 tot €5,127 gross per month (based on 38 hours per week)

Vacancy number 21-287

The department of Media Studies is looking for a colleague to teach in the Media and Information Bachelor programme as well as in the Dual Master Archival and Information Studies. The candidate has experience with teaching and co-developing courses on both levels.

What are you going to do

You are an inspiring teacher and team worker who likes to play a role in the further expansion and promotion of education in the field of Archival and Information Studies and to develop initiatives, such as organising extra-curricular events. Your teaching duties include supervising theses and students’ internships and contributing to the development of the curriculum. The professional DUMA Archival and Information Studies closely collaborates with the DUMA Preservation & Presentation of the Moving Image and works together with various institutes in the country. You contribute to creating and maintaining sustainable relationships with these institutions.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • develop, coordinate, and teach courses in the BA programme Media and Information and the DUMA Archival and Information Studies;
  • supervise MA theses and students’ internships;
  • keep track of relevant research and integrate new insights into teaching;
  • play an active role in the development and implementation of improvements and innovations in pedagogy and curriculum content;
  • carry out administrative and management tasks;
  • take part in committees and working groups.

What do we require

Your experience and profile:

  • completed or nearly completed PhD in Archival and/or Information Studies;
  • experience with teaching in BA and MA programmes at an academic level, specifically in Archival and/or Information Studies;
  • experience and affinity with ICT in academic education;
  • team spirit and a willingness to participate in activities of the team Archival and Information Studies and Digital Humanities;
  • willing and able to cooperate in multidisciplinary projects;
  • administrative experience and skills;
  • excellent command of both Dutch and English. Non-native Dutch speakers must achieve an active and passive command of Dutch within two years.
  • University Teaching Qualification, or willing to acquire this within two years.

Our offer

We offer a temporary contract for a period of two years with a trial period of two months. Preferred starting date is 1 August 2021. The UFO profile for this position is, dependent on relevant experience, Docent 4 (scale 10) or Docent 3 (scale 11).

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and relevant experience, ranges from €2,790 tot €5,127. This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

About us

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

About the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

Curious about our organisation and attractive fringe benefits such as a generous holiday arrangement and development opportunities? Here you can read more about working at the UvA.


Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Charles Jeurgens, professor of archival studies
  • T: +31 (0)65526 7901

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application. You may apply online by using the link below. Applications (to the dean of the faculty, Prof. F.P. Weerman), including a motivation letter, a detailed CV, a list of publications and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees who can provide letters of recommendation, should be submitted in pdf.

The response period closes on 19 May 2021. Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of May and June. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.