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[ecrea] Assistant Professor or Lecturer in the specialization:“Social Computing" or “Emerging Media Studies” - Cyprus University of Technology

Wed Nov 19 04:47:23 GMT 2014

One (1) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer in the specialization:“Social Computing" or “Emerging Media Studies”

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill the following academic position at the Cyprus University of Technology:


• One (1) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Lecturer in the specialization:

“Social Computing" or “Emerging Media Studies”.

For the subject “Social Computing”, the Department is interested in candidates with a PhD in Computer Science or a relevant field, along with a record of research in the area of Social Computing. Candidates whose work includes a particular emphasis on any of the following topics are encouraged to apply: social networks, social media intelligence, recommender systems/semantic web, data mining, location-based services and virtual environments.

For the subject “Emerging Media Studies”, the Department is interested in candidates who focus their research on Media Studies with an emphasis on emerging media. The Department encourages applications from candidates whose research takes a critical approach to the content, structure, production, use and effects of contemporary media at the social, political, cultural and technological level and more specifically in fields such as: digital media, media convergence, participatory and alternative media, online journalism, social media, media audiences and user studies, the role and use of contemporary media in the processes of cultural, political and social change.

Candidates are expected to be able to enhance the Department’s capacity for research and teaching excellence.

Applicants for all academic positions should have a doctorate degree from a recognized University and very good knowledge of the Greek language. The university reserves the right to request recognition of the doctorate degree from the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (K.Y.S.A.T.S). The minimum qualifications that are required for each academic position, including publications and academic experience, are detailed on the University’s webpage: These qualifications are based on the candidate’s years of academic experience, his/her research and scientific contribution.

The languages of instruction at the University are Greek and/or Turkish. Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement.

The annual gross salary for each position (including the 13th salary) is:
Rank    Scale    Salary EUR
Assistant Professor    (Scale ?13 – ?14)    €57.694 - €77.811
Lecturer    (Scale ?12 – ?13)    €43.851 - €71.358

It is expected that the successful candidate will be available by September 2015, unless otherwise agreed.
The applicants must submit both of the following:

(i) Hard Copy

1. A letter in which candidates should state the Department, the rank, the specialization in which they are interested in, as well as the date on which they can undertake responsibilities in case they are elected – in English or in Greek language (2 copies)
2. Curriculum vitae - in English and in Greek language (2 copies)
3. A short review of their research interests as well as a brief description of their future research plans – in English and in Geek language - up to 1500 words (2 copies)
4. List of publications in English or in Greek language (2 copies)
5. Reprints of their three most representative publications (2 copies)
6. Copies of the candidate’s degree certificates (2 copies)
7. Contact Details (2 copies)
8. Names and contact details of at least three senior academic referees (2 copies)

Candidates should request confidential letters of reference in English from the above senior academic referees, which must be sent by the referees themselves directly to the Cyprus University of Technology, Human Resource Department by the deadline for the submission of the applications. The names and addresses of the referees should be submitted together with the application because the University may also request additional confidential information. The University may also request reference letters from independent referees of the choice of members of the Special Committee, if considered necessary.

(ii) In a CD ROM Disc (CD-R or DVD) as separate PDF (PORTABLE DOCUMENT FILES – saved in Latin characters, must not include symbols and the title of the files should not be long) files for each of the above items (1-8) submitted in hard copy.

In addition, Applications, documents as well as reference letters that were submitted for previous announcements will not be taken into consideration and must be resubmitted.

Applications must be submitted in a closed envelope with a clear reference to the specialization of the position, at the premises of the Cyprus University of Technology, Human Resource Department, Limassol Savings Co-operative Bank Building, 4th Floor, Arch. Kyprianos 31, 3036 Limassol or must be sent via registered post (P.O. Box 50329, CY-3603 Limassol) postmarked not later than Friday, 16 January 2015, 2:00 p.m. which is the deadline for the submission of the applications. For further information you may contact Elena Tyllirou by e-mail (elena.tyllirou /at/

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