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[Commlist] An academic position in Information and Communication (1 FTE), UCLouvain, Belgium

Fri Oct 23 14:22:21 GMT 2020

  An academic position in Information and Communication (1 FTE) <>

*Vacancy Reference :**25786 / ESPO 011 / 2021 *(to be quoted in any correspondence)

*UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured full-time position in Information and Communication*


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. Within the Social sciences and humanities sector, the position is attached to the*Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Communication*and to the*Institute for Language and Communication*that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique living environment conveniently located at the heart of Europe.


*Teaching *
The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of Information and Communication within the Master's programme in Information and Communication Science and Technology (ICST), as well as the Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication and the Minor in Digital Technologies and Society.

He or she will deliver analytical and technical courses within these programmes, in the following areas of teaching:

  * Techno-semiotic analysis of digital media
  * Mediation and mediatization of knowledge
  * Popularization of scientific knowledge
  * Design and evaluation of interactive media for education

The successful candidate will be based on the campus of Louvain-la-Neuve but he or she may also have teaching assignments on the campus of Mons.

*Research *
The successful candidate will develop and drive a cutting-edge research program in information and communication sciences, on topics related to the analysis and design of digital media for education.

Her or his research activities will take place within the Knowledge Mediation Research Group (GReMS) of the Institute for Language and Communication, and in particular within the “Learning and education through media” axis of the GReMS ( <>).

The researcher will also participate in the transversal research dynamics around the Media innovation and intelligibility Lab platform (MiiL), as well as other research groups in the Communication Research Pole.


- Be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education; - Supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- Be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- Be available to carry out, in the long term, different service activities and take on responsibilities within the University and its entities; - Contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence; - Contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

General conditions

*Required Qualifications : the applicant must have *
- A PhD degree in Communication Sciences or any comparable discipline;
- Either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside his or her university of origin;
- A significant scientific record with international publications;
- Experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments; - The capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching; - Creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity; - The capacities required to undertake high-level academic research: capacity to raise research funds, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team; - Team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, the applicant will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.

*Specific Qualification *
Knowledge of different qualitative and/or quantitative methods research is required.

The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, <>. Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

Practical Information

*Application deadline: **Monday, November 16, 2020 at noon *

*Starting date:* *1^st September, **2021*

*Further information **:*
Prof. Olivier Servais, Dean ESPO – (doyen-espo /at/
Prof. Fanny Meunier, President ILC – (president-ilc /at/

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