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[ecrea] Associate Professor (tenure track) in Journalism at University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Sat Sep 29 10:45:13 GMT 2018

Associate Professor (tenure track) in Journalism at University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Department of Language and Communication Studies at University of Jyväskylä is currently seeking to recruit an Associate Professor (tenure track) in Journalism, starting August 1st 2019 for a fixed-term period of five years.

A successful applicant needs to demonstrate solid experience of research and teaching in the field of journalism. In the evaluation of the applicants’ merits a special emphasis will be placed on strong international research profile and teaching experience. Previous research in the areas of digital media, online communication, new forms of journalism and changing journalistic work will be considered an asset. Success in acquiring external funding, supervision of theses, and administrative experience will also be considered an asset.

The duties of the associate professor include effective and high-level international research and publication activity, initiating and leading research projects, acquiring external research funding, active participation in national and international networks, and teaching and supervision at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.

The appointment is for a fixed period of five years, An especially distinguished and unquestionably qualified person may exceptionally be appointed directly to the position of professor presuming there is no candidate available who is more competent and suitable candidate for the position.

The naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university ( – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was Jyväskylä, in 1863, that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The advertised position is linked to two core areas in the research profile of the University of Jyväskylä: Languages, Culture and Communities in Global Change Processes and Information Technology and the Human in the Knowledge Society. The position also supports the research strategy of the Department of Language and Communication Studies, particularly by strengthening research in the fields of digital communication, contemporary trends in journalism and technologically mediated interaction.

Please submit your application at the latest on November 11th 2018

More information and the link to the online application form can be found at;jsessionid=EA89B02A3D34DD91FBA205C9CE336550?id=00005748&did=5600&lang=en&jc=12&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

For more information you can also contact Professor Mikko Villi, e-mail: (mikko.villi /at/, tel. +358 40 805 4831 or Head of Department, Professor Mika Lähteenmäki, e-mail: (mika.k.lahteenmaki /at/, tel. +358 40 805 3206.

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