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[Commlist] New professorship in Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden
Fri May 10 13:27:03 GMT 2019
Professor in Media and Communication Studies
Södertörn University is investing in the field of media and is
advertising three professorships: in journalism; media technology; and
media and communication studies. In a time of rapid technological
change, the role of media in society is changing both its form and its
content. Media research in the borderlands between technology, society
and culture is becoming increasingly important for our critical
understanding of the information society. The three professors will lead
and develop multidisciplinary research into this new media landscape,
with special responsibility for research related to the Baltic Sea
region and Eastern Europe. This is done in each subject, through
cooperation with the surrounding community and in various
Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University is a
research-intensive environment, characterised by nationally and
internationally oriented research and education based on the social
sciences and humanities. Research in Media and Communication Studies at
Södertörn University is characterised by its studies of the contemporary
digital media society using a historicising and critical perspective. It
also emphasises interpretive perspectives and qualitative methods. The
subject has around twenty staff, and offers Bachelor’s level education
as degree programmes and freestanding courses, as well as offering a
two-years Master’s programme and providing doctoral education in the
research area of Critical and Cultural Theory.
The new professorship in Media and Communication Studies will further
develop research in the subject, with a particular focus on the Baltic
sea region and Eastern Europe. The professor will contribute to a strong
and multidisciplinary research environment at Södertörn University by
cooperating with other subjects at the university.
The position includes research-related tasks at 60 per cent of
full-time. These are divided between the professor’s own research and
subject development, which includes higher seminars, and applications
for external research funding in cooperation with other researchers. The
remaining 40 per cent includes teaching, examination, and course
development at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Teaching is primarily
conducted in Swedish. Some courses on international Master’s programmes
are taught in English. Tasks also include administrative duties,
internationalisation and third stream activities. The position requires
a high degree of presence and participation in collegial work.
To qualify for employment as a professor of Media and Communication
Studies, the applicant must have demonstrated educational and scholarly
expertise in the subject of Media and Communication Studies. Completed
training in teaching and learning in higher education, or the
equivalent, is advantageous. For this position, the applicant must be
able to teach in Swedish or English. The applicant is expected to be
able to teach in Swedish within the first two years of employment.
Please refer to item 2.1.1 in Södertörn University’s Appointments
Procedure, available at
Grounds for assessment
Educational and scholarly expertise relevant to the position and the
required qualifications is demonstrated through autonomous research that
considerably exceeds that necessary for employment as an associate
professor, both qualitatively and quantitatively. The applicant must
have demonstrated good ability in building, leading and developing high
quality research and must have experience of supervising doctoral
students. The applicant must also have demonstrated good skills in
communicating knowledge of research results. Other contributions to
scholarly work other than their own research are also of merit, e.g.
commissions as faculty examiner or external expert.
Educational expertise is assessed on the basis of the ability to
develop, lead and conduct high quality education at different levels,
educational development work and participation in linking research to
education at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Educational expertise
also includes a commitment to education and a well-developed educational
approach that is presented in writing, as well as formal training in
teaching and learning in higher education or the equivalent competence.
The applicant must also have the personal skills necessary to meet the
demands of the position and to be able to represent the university in a
way that benefits its activities.
In addition to the above grounds for assessment, the following secondary
grounds for assessment have been established (in order of importance):
All grounds for assessment must be documented:
Experience of developing and leading research projects relevant to
Media and Communication Studies
Experience of international cooperation
Experience of research relevant to the Baltic Sea region and/or
Eastern and Central Europe
Broad experience of course development and good teaching abilities
in Media and Communication Studies
Good cooperative and administrative skills
Experience of multidisciplinary work and cooperation
The position is full-time and until further notice. First date of
employment as agreed.
As the majority of professors within the ÖSS programme (professorships
partially funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies)
are men, we welcome applications from women.
The deadline for applications is 25th of August 2019.
Head of Department, Michael Forsman, tel: +46 (0)8 608 6249, e-mail:
(michael.forsman /at/ sh.se)
Head of School, Charlotta Weigelt, tel: +46 (0)8 608 4985, e-mail:
(charlotta.weigelt /at/ sh.se)
HR Officer, Camilla Bengtsson, tel: +46 (0)8 608 5172, e-mail:
(camilla.bengtsson /at/ sh.se)
- Publications referred to must be attached to the application.
- An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University
after the closing date may be rejected.
- On the website sh.se/vacantpositions there is a template for
applications that the applicant needs to follow.
SACO: Antonia Ribbing, tel: +46 70 602 87 61, (antonia.ribbing /at/ sh.se)
ST: Karin Magnusson, tel: +46 8 608 41 75, (karin.magnusson /at/ sh.se)
SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, (henry.wolling /at/ ki.se)
The current employment is valid on condition that the employment
decision becomes valid.
Södertörn University may apply CV review.
Make sure that you apply for this current position through our website
www.sh.se/vacantpositions or www.sh.se/ledigajobb
Welcome with your application!
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