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[ecrea] Senior lecturer or professor with a strong research profile in the field of "Media and Visual Studies" or "Commercial, social profit and political communication" (University of Antwerp)

Fri Apr 02 11:39:20 GMT 2010

Dear colleagues,
The University of Antwerp is offering a position as senior lecturer or professor with a strong research profile in the field of “Media and Visual Studies” or “Commercial, social profit and political communication”.
(Please note that this includes Film Studies.)
For more details, see below or:*VACATURES&n=47968&ct=48011&e=231641
Please forward this message to potential candidates.
Thank you and best regards,
Philippe Meers
Philippe Meers (PhD)
Associate Professor
Visual Culture Research Group
Department of Communication Studies
University of Antwerp
Sint-Jacobstraat 2
BE-2000 Antwerp
tel: **/32/3/275.55.85
fax: **/32/3/275.57.87
e-mail:  (philippe.meers /at/
ECREA film studies section

The university is seeking to fill the following full time vacancy (m/f) at the Department of Communication Studies of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences:
Tenured Academic Staff Communication Studies
domain “Media and Visual Studies” OR “Commercial, social profit and political communication”
Job description :

·          The assignment consists of lecturing duties (two courses a year and MA dissertation supervision), scientific research within one of the two Communication Studies primary research domains (link to webpage) and service to society and to the department. During the first period of (maximum) ten years, scientific research will be the main activity.

·          The candidate is expected to acquire external funding (national and international) .
Profile and requirements

·          The candidate holds a doctoral degree in one of the social sciences or humanities with a PhD clearly related to communication studies

·          The candidate has an international scientific CV, his/her academic achievements are situated within the top 10% of the broader field of study

·          The scientific and educational qualities of the candidate comply with the requirements as stipulated by the university’s policy

·          The candidate has strong social and communicative skills, can work in a team and is able to lead a research group.
We offer
  commensurate with the experience and the academic qualifications:

·          a full-time position as a senior lecturer or higher, generally entailing a permanent appointment. In the case of a first appointment to the corps of academic personnel (ZAP), the university board may proceed to a temporary appointment for a period not exceeding three years. This position will lead to a permanent appointment is the performance is assessed favourably.

·          The expected date of appointment is (at the earliest) October 1st 2010.

Interested ?

·          Please fill out and submit the mandatory application form by May 7th 2010 at the latest . The application form has to be completed with a detailed research proposal for the next five years (ca. 5,000 words) and a report of your previous activities of scientific research. All documents have to be submitted in English.

Further information can be obtained from:

• regarding the profile and the description of duties: Michel Walrave, Head of the department, (+32 (0)3 2655681/ (michel.walrave /at/;
• regarding the special research status: Dr. Eric Spruyt (+32 (0)3 2653012) Head of the Research Department;
• regarding the terms of the appointment: Ms. Greet Dielis, HR co-ordinator for academic personnel (+32 (0)3 2653164)*VACATURES&n=47968&ct=48011&e=231641

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
T: ++ 32 (0)2-629.18.56
F: ++ 32 (0)2-629.36.84
Office: 5B.401a
European Communication Research and Education Association
E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/

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