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Post-Doctoral Researcher/Lecturer - Social Sciences Communication

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Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Department of Media and Communication and the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) is looking for a

Post-Doctoral Researcher / Lecturer – ‘(Social) Science Communication’ (0,8 to 1.0 FTE)
in Media and Communication

Job description:

We are looking for a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer that will both conduct research in the context of a Science with and for Society research project funded by the European Commission and teach in our undergraduate and graduate education programmes.

The research project will be part of our coordination of the upcoming TRESCA project (Trustworthy, Reliable and Engaging Scientific Communication Approaches).

Lecture duties focus on contributing to both our bachelor and master level courses in communication including the supervision of student theses in this area.

A PhD in Communication, Business, Management or the Social Sciences is required, with demonstrated competencies in science communication practices and/or public communication. The candidate is expected to possess didactic skills and an affinity for working with students.

Research duties (50%):

• Conducting research within the framework of the TRESCA project;
• Contributing to the data collection and data analysis of the project;
• Developing, in conjunction with project partners, science communication workshops and educational materials including a MOOC;
• Publishing and presenting research results in the form of articles in international peer reviewed journals and papers at international conferences;
• Participating in and contributing to project meetings and workshops;
• Taking part in seminars, workshops, etc. at Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC).

Teaching duties (30 or 50%):

• Preparing and giving lessons within the context of the various degree programmes in Media and Communication;
• Monitoring the literature and integrating new insight into the lessons;
• Supervising and coaching students;
• Contributing to the evaluation of the lessons, both in terms of structure and execution;


• A PhD in Communication, Business, Management or the Social Sciences;
• Research and analysis skills, particularly scientific communication;
• Proven affinity for empirical research, as evidenced by your research work, publications, research plans and other projects;
• Didactic potential. Teaching experience is desired;
• Organisational experience and skills;
• Proficiency in spoken and written English. Non-English speakers have to meet the C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF).

Conditions of employment:

Employment starts 1 January, 2020.

The contract runs for a term of 28 months, after a probationary period. Potential for extending the contract is dependent on financing and performance.

The conditions of employment correspond with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Salary is subject to training & experience and corresponds to Scale 10 or 11 NU, with a minimum of € 2.709 (scale 10, grade 0) and a maximum of € 4.978 (scale 11, grade 11) gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract.

The EUR has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8.0%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and 41 annual vacation days in case of a full workweek.

Applications are due before 22 October 2019. The process for this is detailed here.

For additional information about the vacancy (not the application itself), contact Jason Pridmore (

To apply click here.

Status: Lecturer
Location: Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Advert Published: 3 Oct 2019
Expiry date: 22 Oct 2019
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