Vacancy – Full Professor in the Digital Arts and Culture (Maastricht University)

Full Professor in the Digital Arts and Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Literature and Arts, Maastricht University, 1.00 fte

FASoS is seeking a full professor who is an expert in teaching and research in the field of digital arts and culture studies with an emphasis on the concrete artistic and cultural practices in which digital technologies are used, and with expertise in interdisciplinary approaches and digital methodologies to investigate those practices.

Research is carried out within the context of the faculty’s Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences and, in particular, relating to the interdisciplinary research programme Arts Media and Culture (AMC). The selected candidate is expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding that is related to and in dialogue with an interdisciplinary research approach.

S/he will contribute to the teaching and coordination of courses and supervision of internships, projects and theses in the BA and MA programmes of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The division of teaching and research duties follows the regular division used at the Faculty of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising.

The candidate should display outstanding quality in research, strong leadership qualities, a well-developed research profile which is recognised in the field; s/he has a relevant international network and is open to an interdisciplinary approach.

S/he should be an experienced and enthusiastic teacher with a demonstrated ability in thesis supervision, teaching coordination roles, course development and teaching international classrooms. S/he is able to stimulate student learning and to maximize student participation in our system of small-scale problem based learning (PBL).

S/he is a scholar with a thorough background in one of the humanities disciplines (e.g. (new) media studies (including film & television), art history, philosophy or cultural studies) and with extensive expertise in academic research and teaching in the field of digital arts and culture. Important markers of this quality in research and leadership include publications of original work in highly regarded journals; monographs and edited volumes published with prestigious (university) presses; acquisition of funding from national, European and other research funding agenciesboth as individual and as team player; proven skills in talent-scouting and in supervision and coaching of students, Ph.D. students and post-docs.

The selected candidate should be ready to fulfil an important managerial role in the faculty, therefore having strong leadership qualities is deemed crucial. S/he is expected to be a genuine coach as well as a team player. S/he should be flexible and have broad academic interests and an open, effective management style.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite, while non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch.

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