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[ecrea] Job announcement: Professor in Global Media Industries at Aarhus University
Fri Jun 01 13:08:24 GMT 2018
Professor in Global Media Industries 981355
The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for the
position of professor in the field of media industries in a global
perspective. The position is based at the Department of Media and
Journalism Studies, which is part of the School of Communication and
Culture at Aarhus University.
The appointment is tenured and begins on 1 January 2019, or as soon as
Globalisation and digitalisation of contemporary societies have entailed
significant transformations in the media industry with significant
ramifications to the production, distribution and consumption of media
content. Part of this development has included the increasing importance
of global media industries within specific media markets with pertinent
implications for local, national, regional and transnational media
cultures. The Department of Media and Journalism Studies wishes to
strengthen its position within this research field, and is therefore
seeking to appoint a professor with a particular interest in examining
transformations in global media industries and their various
ramifications and implications.
The successful applicant is expected to continually develop theoretical
and methodological perspectives in media industry studies that reflect
new global and technological challenges to the media industry. The
successful applicant is also encouraged to attract internationally
acknowledged researchers both with and without project funding who can
take part in developing the field from various methodological and
Applicants are expected to present their strategy for how they will
contribute to the department’s research and education profile, including
the way in which their research is relevant in an international
perspective (see qualifications section).
The position as professor includes tasks and responsibilities in all of
Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching
and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.
The successful applicant will have made significant contributions to
research within one or more of the following areas:
-global media industry players such as Google, Facebook, Netflix and
Amazon, and how they challenge legacy media and small media markets
-recent developments in transmedia production and distribution in a
global media industry perspective
-emerging modes of media policies and regulations across different
-media management and emerging business models in a global media
-trends in labour/craft conditions within creative and cultural industries.
The successful applicant is expected to take part in and lead major
externally financed research projects, and to be a driving force in the
development of new national and international research networks.
The successful applicant is expected to collaborate with the
department’s researchers, contributing at a high international level to
course development in the field of media and/or journalism studies.
The successful applicant must possess supervision competences at all
levels from BA to PhD, and must be actively involved in the development
of courses and degree programmes. The successful applicant must be able
to teach a number of courses on the BA
degree programmes in media studies, the MA degree programme in
the MA degree programme in journalism, media and globalisation
and/or the supplementary subjects in journalism
and film and media
Applicants must indicate which of the courses at the department they
would be able to teach and are encouraged to present their vision
regarding curriculum development, teaching methodology and/or the future
development of one or more degree programmes at the department. Given
the increasingly international focus of the degree programmes, the
successful applicant should be prepared to teach in English.
The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the
recruitment of PhD students, in developing and conducting PhD courses,
and in promoting the academic development of junior researchers (PhD
students, postdocs, assistant professors).
Applicants are expected to take part in knowledge exchange with relevant
media organisations and institutions as well as society as a whole in
relation to any of the above-mentioned research areas.
The successful applicant will have excellent opportunities to engage in
relevant collaborative initiatives with partners inside and outside
Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualifications in a
field that is relevant to the position.
Applicants will be expected to document, relevant to the position:
-significant research publications demonstrating an international
research profile at the highest level within the field outlined in the
invitation for applications. Publications (up to eight) must be
submitted with the application;
-a record of accomplishment in research management and in attracting
external research funding;
-a research plan that demonstrates how they can contribute to the
department’s research and education profile, including the way in which
their research is relevant in an international perspective;
-excellent teaching and supervision competences from BA to PhD level as
well as active contributions to the development of courses and study
programmes. Applicants must indicate which of the courses at the
-department they would be able to teach;
-strong competences in and commitment to supervision and career
development of junior researchers (PhD students, postdoc students and/or
assistant professors) as well as the development of PhD courses;
-active participation in international research networks.
Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants
-present their vision regarding curriculum development, teaching
methodology and/or the future development of one or more degree
programmes at the department, either in the application or in the
teaching portfolio that is to accompany the application (see formalities
-can document experience of knowledge exchange activities and
participation in national and international councils, boards or committees.
The application must be submitted in English.
If the successful applicant does not speak Danish, he or she will be
required to acquire sufficient Danish to participate fully in the
activities of the School of Communication and Culture within two years
of commencing the appointment.
Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority,
and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both
among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop
the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the
successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a
daily basis, which will contribute to the School of Communication and
Culture’s goal of establishing one of the best research environments in
the Nordic countries.
For more information about the application and employment procedure,
please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal via email to (hsi /at/ au.dk)
<mailto:(hsi /at/ au.dk)>.
About Media and Journalism Studies at AU
Research and teaching at the Department of Media and Journalism Studies
is directed towards Danish and international media with emphasis on the
interplay of the core fields of study: media institutions, media
production, media texts and media use/reception, and the role of media
in culture and society. The research at the department applies a wide
array of theoretical and methodological perspectives to these fields of
study, incorporating institutional, organisational, sociological and
political perspectives, textual and aesthetic forms of expression,
production circumstances, media use, media history and media theory. The
research environment is characterised by extensive participation in
cross-institutional national and international research projects,
well-established national and international research networks as well as
international conferences. In the QS World University Ranking system,
communication and media studies at Aarhus University has consistently
ranked in the top 50 since 2012 and is currently ranked 35 in the world.
Read more about the Department of Media and Journalism Studies here
The media and journalism studies degree programmes
are affiliated with the PhD programme in ICT, media, communication and
For further information about the position, please contact head of
department Jakob Isak Nielsen ((jakobisak /at/ cc.au.dk)
<mailto:(jakobisak /at/ cc.au.dk)>).
The School of Communication and Culture
The Department of Media and Journalism Studies is part of the School of
Communication and Culture, which offers research programmes and study
programmes across a variety of fields, e.g. media and journalism
studies, information and design studies, language and cognition studies,
literature(s), Scandinavian studies, Western European languages and
cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics. The school belongs to the
Faculty of Arts. Read more about the school’s academic activities here
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
-Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of
Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order
-Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement
between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of
Professional Associations (http://jobsys.au.dk/link2/akademikere_i_staten).
-Further information on qualification requirements and job content may
be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish
-Further information on the application and supplementary materials may
be found in Applicant Guidelines
-The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying
for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a
complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and no
more than eight examples of academic production. Please upload this
material electronically along with your application.
If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English.
Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central
European Time) on the deadline day.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their
Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected
for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of
school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See
this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of
All applications must be made online and received by 1 August 2018
Please apply online here
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent
development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA
students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education
programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture,
the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and
the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these
units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for
interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in
international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to
the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with
Read more at http://arts.au.dk/en Aarhus University offers Relocation
service to International researchers. You can read more about it at
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university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and
education and the development of society nationally and globally. The
university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its
40,000 students and 8,000 employees, and has an annual budget of EUR 860
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