Vacancies Arts and Culture Studies
Researcher in Economics of the performing arts (f/m, 0,8 fte)
The candidate together with the chair holder conducts research related to a scientific project within the field of Economics of the performing Arts. The project results in a scientific publication.
Performing companies and presenters like theatres and concert halls are faced with declining governmental support. They attempt to develop new ways of generating income and they are seeking new models of organizing the production and presentation of performing arts. Here we can think of horizontal integration and other kinds of cooperation within the production chain of the performing arts. The research aims to develop new models of cooperation and to develop knowledge about the effects of current ways of cooperation and integration. Effects concern influences of cooperation on the artistic and financial values of the performing arts.
- An academic degree (master), in one of the economic sciences, preferably in culture;
- Profound knowledge of and practical experience with (quantitative) research methods, preferably in the field in cultural economics;
- Affinity and experience with performing arts research;
- Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English.
Conditions of employment
Employment starts February 1, 2014.
The conditions of employment correspond with the CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten (CAO NU). The contract will be running for a fixed term of 1 year with a possible extension of a half year. The number of hours of the appointment will be determined in consultation with the candidate and will be based on the research tasks. Salary is subject to experience and corresponds to Scale 10 CAO-NU, with a maximum of € 3.831,- gross per month on a 38 hour per week contract.
In accordance with the CAO NU a placement in a starting grade is possible for the maximum duration of two years.
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.
Additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:
prof. dr. Cees Langeveld (clangeveld@, +31 (0) 76 53 03 101) chasse.nl
To apply, please send your application letter before December 18 , 2013 by e-mail to: sollicitatie@ to the attention of Ms. Rosita Pherai. Please mention eshcc.eur.nl
“Researcher Performing Arts”.
The selection interviews are planned for January 6th and 8th 2014.
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) -procedure for finding and selecting candidates for the PhD’s in the Humanities competition
The aim of the PhDs in the Humanities funding instrument is to increase the number of young talented researchers in the humanities, and to facilitate their progression on the academic career ladder.
NWO eligibility criterion:
- The candidate is required to complete his/her Master’s studies before September 1, 2014
Please consult the call for proposals at:
Deadline: 4 March, 2014, 12.00 hours
(Please note, the first internal deadline is 16 December, 2013 – see procedures below)
ESHCC and the Faculty of Philosophy together may submit proposals within the PhD’s in the Humanities competition equalling 3 fte. ESHCC invites and encourages eligible candidates to acquire a ‘ticket for submitting’ in competition.
Erasmus School of History, Culture, and Communication (ESHCC)/ Faculty of Philosophy- ticket for submitting
To be able to acquire an ‘ESHCC/Faculty of Philosophy ticket for submitting’, candidates, in cooperation with the intended PhD supervisor or co-supervisor (full, associate or assistant professor) are invited to fill out (part of) the NWO PhD’s in the Humanities ‘Richtlijnen voor het opstellen van een aanvraag’. Several units are involved in the acquisition and selection process. The process per unit is described below.
Department of Arts and Culture Studies
The Department of Arts and Culture Studies may submit two proposals for the internal Ticket for Submission for the PhD’s in the Humanities-competition. Proposals will be submitted by the intended PhD-supervisor or co-supervisor. In case the intended supervisor is not a full professor, the proposal should also be supported by a full professor who will serve as “promoter”. The intended PhD-candidate should play a major role in the writing of the proposal. Proposals for the Department of Arts and Culture Studies link up well with themes as described at: http://www.egs3h.eur.nl/research/arts-and-culture-studies/.
PhD-candidates that would like to apply, and who do not already have contact with a potential PhD-supervisor, are kindly requested to contact the head of the department, prof.dr. Koen van Eijck (vaneijck@, tel. +31 10 4082461). eshcc.eur.nl
Applying is only possible for a PhD-position (as opposed to a PhD-lecturer position). 80% of a possible contract will be available for research tasks and research related training activities.
The selection process of proposals will include two stages.
For stage one, we invite applicants to hand in:
- Short CV of the applicant, including overview of experience with PhD supervision, key publications and past performance with grant acquisition (max 4 pages)
- CV of the proposed candidate, according to the “Richtlijnen voor het opstellen van een aanvraag”; please include:
- Judicia (grade point average and thesis grade), prizes, scholarships and grants
- Relevant academic experience
- Other relevant positions
- Motivation for doing PhD-research
- Summary of the proposed research, including title, introduction of topic, research question, method and relevance (in deviation from the NWO form: max 1 A4)
Please consult the “Richtlijnen voor het opstellen van een aanvraag” on the NWO PhD in the Humanities website:
Deadline for submitting is: 16 December, 2013
A selection committee will inform all applicants on its decision 20 December, 2013 at the latest, and will invite two applicants to draft a full PhD-proposal according to the NWO-guidelines.
Stage two involves:
- Submitting the full-proposal for the internal ESHCC / Faculty of Philosophy competition
- Have an interview with the selection committee
Deadline for submitting is: February 13, 2014.
The interviews will take place 24 and 25 February.
The ESHCC selection committee will inform the applicant and the candidate on its decision on 26 February, 2014.
The selection committee will consist of:
- Prof.dr. Koen van Eijck – head of Department Arts and Culture Studies
- Prof.dr. Susanne Janssen – head of Department of Media and Communication
- Dr. Gijsbert Oonk – head of Department of History
- Prof.dr. Wiep van Bunge – professor History of Philosophy
The committee will make use of the following criteria:
- Academic track record of the applicant: experience with PhD supervision, quality of publication list, past performance with grant acquisition
- Academic performance of the proposed PhD candidate: Grade Point Average (GPA), grade final thesis (if possible), scientific output
- Quality of the proposed research (cf. NWO criteria PhD in the Humanities call)
- Connection of the proposed research and the proposed candidate with both the NWO domain of Humanities and the research domains of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and/or Faculty of Philosophy.
The selected candidates will be offered interview training.