Two Assistant Professors in Screen Media

by on 06/05/2024

The department of Media and Culture Studies (Faculty of Humanities) has published two job openings for Assistant Professors which might be interesting for those engaged in research fields related to games and play: Screen Media. Here’s a description:

Are you specialised in media studies with a focus on screen media – e.g. film and television, emerging screen media, streaming or platform media, interactive screen media, or media art? We seek new colleagues who are dynamic assistant professors with a strong affinity with current developments of theoretical approaches and new research methods for the critical examination of screen and media culture. We are interested in a diversity of research interests related to the cultural, societal, and ecological implications of emerging and transforming screen media.

Your research will be part of the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) with its research domains of Media & Performance, Gender Studies, and research initiatives such as [urban interfaces], MI3: Media Industries, infratructures, and Institutions, Green Media Studies, and Transmission in Motion. The position also offers possibilities for you to connect with Utrecht University’s interdisciplinary Strategic Themes such as Institutions for Open Societies, Pathways to Sustainability, and Dynamics of Youth. Moreover, we are committed to furthering new and innovative developments in academic research, teaching, and to participating in interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships within and beyond the university.


Possible research areas or foci include:

  • cinema and/or television cultures;
  • projection media, streaming/platform media;
  • AR, VR, MR, interactive screen media, or media art;
  • urban screens or screen installations;
  • screen media industries;
  • screen media heritage;
  • media archeology;
  • decolonial screen studies;
  • media & sustainability studies.

For the full details of the job offerings, go here. The application deadine is 30 May 2024.