Doctoral fellow

Last application date
May 31, 2022 00:00
PS01 - Department of Communication Sciences
Limited duration
Master degree in Communication Sciences (Media, culture or film Studies)/Literary Studies/Arts Studies. For diplomas awarded outside the EU, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted.
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

This vacancy concerns a doctoral fellowship that is part of a research project titled Recycle or perish? A multi-method investigation into the cultural value and industrial sustainability recycle film cultures in small Western European film industries, financed by Ghent University’s Special Research Fund (BOF). Since the beginning of the new millennium, a significant change took place in the production strategies of European film industries. It appears that many European film industries are increasingly focusing on what one could call “recycle film cultures”. Inspired by Hollywood-like production and distribution techniques, European film industries started to increasingly focus on producing film remakes, sequels, TV spin-offs, franchises, etc. This project aims to investigate the economic and cultural implications of these recently emerged film cultures in small Western European film industries. The main supervisor of this project is Professor Stijn Joye, the co-supervisors are Professor Gertjan Willems and Professor Eduard Cuelenaere. The starting date of the project is 1 september 2022 at the earliest.

  • You prepare a doctoral dissertation over a period of 4 years that fits neatly within the outline of this project.
  • A high degree of autonomy is expected.
  • You report on your results in scientific journals and at conferences.
  • You are involved in the daily functioning of the Department of Communication Sciences.
  • You take on a limited package of teaching and research support, as well as assistance in services of the department.

Job profile

  • Master degree in Communication Sciences/Media Studies/Film Studies/Literary Studies/Arts Studies/Culture Studies. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment.
  • You have demonstrable affinity with the research domain.
  • You have excellent research capacities as evidenced by your academic grades or publications.
  • You work in a quality-oriented, honest, creative, and collaborative manner.
  • You have an excellent command of English. Notions of Dutch are a plus.

How to apply

By mail to (with “Application vacancy recycle film cultures” in the title).

  • You motivate your interest in this position in a motivation letter.
  • You add a curriculum vitae (CV) and other relevant material such as a list of grades and diplomas.

For more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Eduard Cuelenaere (