|Publicatiedatum||18 februari 2020|
|Sluitingsdatum||29 maart 2020|
|Functieomvang||38 hours per week|
|Salarisindicatie||€2,325 to €2,972 gross per month|
Are you interested in platformization, digitization and the global sex industry? Is it your ambition to become an interdisciplinary researcher at the intersection of social science and media studies?
We are seeking two PhD candidates for the project 'The platformization of the global sex industry: Markets, morals, and mass intimacy', which is funded by the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) and led by Prof. Olav Velthuis (Department of Sociology) and Dr Thomas Poell (Department of Media Studies). With their low entry barriers, their live and interactive character, webcam platforms are among the sex industry’s fastest growing segments. But despite its multi-billion-dollar turnover and their highly disputed social and economic impact, empirical knowledge of the industry is limited. The main aim of this project is to analyse competition, working conditions and regulation within the industry. In doing so, the project will focus on the webcam industry in the United States, Romania and The Netherlands. PhD candidate 1 will focus on the way inter-platform and intra-platform competition are organized in the global webcamming industry. PhD candidate 2 will focus on working conditions of performers on platforms, and the opportunities and risks which they face. The PhD positions will be embedded in the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), in particular the programme group Cultural Sociology, as well as in the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA).
The tasks will include:
The position concerns a temporary appointment of 38 hours per week for a maximum term of four years. The initial appointment is for one year, preferably starting on 1 September 2020. Following a positive assessment and barring altered circumstances, this term will be extended by a maximum of 36 months, which should result in the conferral of a doctorate. We will put together a curriculum which will also include the opportunity to attend training courses and both national and international events.
Your salary will be €2,325 gross per month in the first year and will increase to €2,972 in the final year, based on full-time employment (38 hours per week) and in keeping with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8,3%.
What else can we offer you?
A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.
To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.
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The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.
Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive:
All documents must be in English and uploaded in a single pdf (not zipped). Applications may be submitted no later than 29 March 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will take place in the second half of April.
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