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[ecrea] Associate professor in media studies at the University of Bergen

Fri Apr 27 05:11:05 GMT 2012

A position as Associate Professor in Media Studies is open at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen.

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies was established in 2004 in a merger between Department of Information Science and Department of Media Studies. The Department is the largest at the Faculty of Social Sciences, with 800 students, 48 academic staff (including ph.d. candidates and post doctors), and 16 administrative and technical staff. The Department offers BA and MA programs in Information Science and in Media Studies, and BA programs in Journalism, New media, and Film- and Television Production, and participate in interdisciplinary programs as ICT, Cognitive Science, and Rhetoric.

The department’s research profile is based on the realisation that the two diverse research areas of information science and media studies have much to offer one another in the study of new media technologies and processes of digitization. At the same time, the two traditions need to be maintained in their own right. Media research at the department is partly based in a humanistic interpretive tradition emphasising historical-critical studies, and partly in theories and methodologies central to the social sciences. A collective research focus within media research at the department is here issues pertaining to democracy and cultural dissemination. More information on The Department's research activities and education onwww.uib./infomedia<http://www.uib./infomedia>

The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in media studies or equivalent. He or she must document competence in the humanistic as well as the social- and cultural traditions in media studies. Merits of international publication and plans for future research and publication are required. The position will have a special responsibility to teach and lead our BA program in Film and Television production. In addition, he or she is expected to teach subjects as film and television at the media studies programs.

Weight will be placed on pedagogical skills. The evaluation of the candidate will be based on pedagogical qualifications, including pedagogical education/training, the presentation of academic work, and experience from supervising students, and teaching as well as other pedagogical matters. The development of teaching material will be considered.

Administrative experience and ability to disseminate research to a non-academic audience and participate in public debates will be considered. Ability to cooperate with students and staff shall be emphasized.

The teaching language is Norwegian and English. It is assumed that newly-employed staff in academic positions, who do not already master a Scandinavian language, are able to obtain, within two years, knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the Norwegian for Foreigners courses provided at the Department of Language and Communications. The University provides such courses.

Basic teaching training is a requirement. The appointee to this position will be offered appropriate pedagogical training if this requirement has not been met previous to appointment.

The University can offer
- Good academic and social environment with high research quality.
- Good training and welfare facilities.
- Good pension and insurance.
- Salary for associate professors starts at level 57 (code 1011/LR24.1) of the civil service pay scale; currently NOK 456.100 gross, from which 2% amount an obligatory pension contribution will be deducted. In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.


An application that describes your competence in research and teaching, including CV and publication list must be submitted electronically by the link on this page “Apply for this job. The application must contain all information that should be taken into consideration when evaluating your academic qualifications.

Based on this information, the expert committee will perform a review of the applicants. Subsequently, the faculty will invite the best-qualified applicants to submit scholarly works and transcripts/certificates.

In order to assess the qualifications of the applicants, the candidates deemed most qualified based on an assessment of their written application and scientific work will be invited to Bergen for a trial lecture and interview with members of the Department.

Closing date: May 31, 2012.

The application has to be marked: 2012/4451.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

For information
Additional information about the position is obtainable from: Head of the Department, Professor Leif Ove Larsen, e-mail:(Leif.larsen /at/<mailto:(Leif.larsen /at/>, phone: +47 55 58 41 16.
We kindly ask the applicants to follow the guidelines for applicants to intermediate level positions at the Faculty of Social Sciences closely. The guidelines are obtainable by (contactingpost /at/<mailto:(post /at/>.

Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the evaluation committee, several applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down in the Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will be applied.

Practical questions regarding the application procedures can be directed at the contact person in the Social Science faculty Administration, Bodil Hægland by (e-mailbodil.hagland /at/<mailto:(bodil.hagland /at/>, or phone +47 55 58 90 53.

State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition, and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position. Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected. The University of Bergen applies the principles of public transparency when recruiting staff to scientific positions. The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

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