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[Commlist] Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Stavanger

Tue Apr 30 09:11:16 GMT 2019


The University of Stavanger, Norway, is looking for an Associate Professor in Journalism.

Deadline: 12.05.19

We are seeking an associate professor with a PhD or equivalent qualification within the subject area. In addition to applicants with a journalistic background, applicants with media-scientific perspectives on journalism (social science as well as humanistic) can apply.

Emphasis will be given to whether the applicant has experience from editorial work, and competence in digital media.

You must be able to document pedagogical and didactic skills relating to higher education, or complete a university pedagogy course within a period of two years of the appointment start date. The course will be provided by the university.

*The following attributes are also desirable*

ability to inspire colleagues with regard to research, artistic and educational development

ability to initiate, obtain external funding for, lead and carry out major research and development projects

research results published in recognised Norwegian and international publications, and references indicating progression in research and publications

a reflective and conscientious attitude towards your own teaching and supervision

ability to involve and engage students in teaching where the course's objectives, content and assessment situations are closely interlinked

experience and/or interest in the development of varied learning methods and digital tools in teaching

experience of partnerships with businesses

experience with relevant international research networks and the ability to build and nurture networks -regionally, nationally and internationally

experience with innovation and the commercialisation of research

ability to manage a heavy workload, inquisitiveness, and motivation to develop new knowledge in collaboration with others

good teamwork and communication skills, and ability to contribute to a constructive working environment

*We offer *

varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation

an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.

colleague-based guidance programme during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi.

salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, 17.510, code 1011, NOK 580.000 - 680.000 gross per year. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.

automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund <>, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits.

favourable membership terms at a gym and at the company sports club

employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors

Home-job-home <>, discounted public transport to and from work

as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced

relocation programme <> in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

*General information*

Your application will be assessed by an expert committee. In the expert assessment, emphasis will be placed on submitted scientific works/documented artistic activity and documented teaching competence. The committe will also assess your experience with editorial work, popularisation/dissemination activities, university politics and administration, and any other documented qualifications relevant to the position.

If you do not satisfy key parts of the qualification requirements, you may have your application rejected before applications are submitted to the expert committee for assessment.

Based on the expert committee's statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview and a teaching demonstration before any recommendations are made.

In the absence of applicants with sufficient scientific expertise, the university may consider temporarily designating an appointee for up to three years, during which time he/she will endeavour to gain the qualifications necessary for a permanent position. The applicant must be capable of gaining the necessary qualifications during the period of employment.

The university aims to recruit more women into professor positions; thus, if several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, a woman will be given priority over a man.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of opinion between the texts, the Norwegian text shall be decisive.

*Contact information*

More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Helle Sjøvaag, tlf. 51831641, email: (helle.sjovaag /at/ <mailto:(helle.sjovaag /at/> eller instituttleder Zafer Özgen, tlf. 51832386, email: (zafer.ozgen /at/ <mailto:(zafer.ozgen /at/>

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved, tel: 51831558 e-mail: (rekruttering /at/ <mailto:(rekruttering /at/>.


Apply for the position online via the “Apply for the position” link on this page. Here you can submit your application and CV with relevant education and experience.

*The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:*

relevant certificates and references

complete list of scientific work

up to 10 works which document your teaching and educational competence; see Guidelines for the Assessment of Teaching Skills <>

up to 10 scientific works which are pivotal to your research output, including your PhD thesis

documentation of other relevant activities concerning the position requirements

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants - see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act <>.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

*UiS - challenge the well-known and explore the unknown*

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Media and Social Sciences is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department offers study programs and carries out research within Change Management, Energy/Environment/Society, Sociology, Documentary production, Television and Media Production and Journalism. There are currently 45 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and around 900 students at the department.

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