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[Commlist] PhD position in Media and Communication Studies within the field of Organizational Communication
Fri Jun 28 12:21:49 GMT 2019
PhD position in Media and Communication Studies within the field of
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with
a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality
research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our
most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and
dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting
workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and
a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Informatics and Media
(http://www.im.uu.se/?languageId=1) has a broad research profile based
on research in the disciplines Media- and Communication Studies,
Human-Computer Interaction and Information Systems. In Media and
Communication Studies research is focused on social and cultural change
connected to communication, media and digitalization.
The accepted candidate must have been admitted as doctoral student to
the Department of Informatics and Media and the PhD program in Media and
Communication Studies. The education is carried out in collaboration
with the national research school Management & IT (MIT).
The position is a fully salaried PhD position (doktorandtjänst),
equivalent to a maximum of four-year full-time PhD studies. The holder
of the PhD position shall primarily devote her/himself to her/his own
doctoral study (see theme below). Active participation in departmental
activities as well as activities at the research school Management & IT
(MIT)s, such as seminars, workshops, etc., is expected. Other tasks,
including teaching and administrative work, can also be part of the
employment (for a maximum of 20%). The language of teaching is English
The ongoing digitization of society is of great importance for how
communication occurs within and between organizations, and also how they
organize themselves. Today, there is an ongoing effort among
organizations to adapt and develop their communication in accordance
with digital conditions and prerequisites. This leads to an increased
need for knowledge about how, and in what way, digitization affects
organizations' way of communicating and organizing themselves, and how
knowledge about new communication technologies is utilized and developed
within various organizations. The holder of the present doctoral
position is expected to conduct a qualified research project focusing on
the importance of digital technology for organization’s communication
For admission to the PhD program in Media and Communication Studies, an
applicant must have basic and specific eligibility prescribed by the
Faculty of Social Sciences. Anyone with a degree on the advanced level
(i.e. a master’s degree), that has completed course requirements of at
least 240 credits (including at least 60 credits at advanced level) has
fulfilled the basic entry requirements. The specific eligibility
requirements for admission to the PhD program in Media and Communication
require that the applicant has passed courses of 90 credits in Media and
Communication Studies. Anyone that in any other way, in or out of the
country, has acquired equivalent knowledge is also considered to fulfil
the basic or specific eligibility requirements, respectively.
We are seeking a candidate with well documented knowledge in media and
communication. Knowledge in organizational communication is a merit.
Candidates should have a good overview of social sciences and/or the
humanities, and a strong interest in research. Great importance will be
attached to the candidate's personal suitability for the post. Sought
for qualifications are teamwork abilities, initiative, independence and
a reflective and analytic approach. Very good communicative skills are
required, including the excellent command of written and spoken English.
When the University employs new doctoral students the candidates will be
chosen who after a qualitative evaluation of competence and skills are
deemed to have the best capacity to fulfill work duties as well as
contributing to a positive development of the research environment. Of
vital importance is the capacity to finish the doctoral program.
Qualifications must be documented so that quality as well as extent can
Candidates should be available for interview, either in person in
Uppsala or via Internet.
A complete application must include:
Filled out form applying for admission to the doctoral program in
Media and Communication Studies.
A short letter documenting 1) The motives why you are applying,
your research interest and relevant experiences for the PhD post (max
500 words) 2) A list over the documents handed in to support the
application 3) If more than one academic work is handed in, you should
name one of them to be prioritized by the admission committee.
A dissertation plan (two pages). The plan should cover theoretical
approach, aim, research questions, type of data, method and time plan.
Curriculum Vitae/Résumé, including English proficiency with
certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date,
proving the basic and specific eligibility.
Two letters of recommendation
A copy of independently written work produced within the
applicant’s course of studies (e.g. bachelor or master thesis; include a
draft if not completed) or other relevant text(s)
Other documents the applicant may wish to attach, e.g. English test
Incomplete applications will not be considered
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education
Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes
equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute
to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications
from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 2019-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education
Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact:
Head of IM Jenny Eriksson Lundström: (jenny.eriksson /at/ im.uu.se), Göran
Svensson, Head of Subject MCS: (goran.svensson /at/ im.uu.se)
Please submit your application by 12 August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2379.
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If
so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in
Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact
International Faculty and Staff Services at (ifss /at/ uadm.uu.se).
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Informatics and Media
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben (seko /at/ uadm.uu.se)
ST/TCO (tco /at/ fackorg.uu.se)
Saco-rådet (saco /at/ uadm.uu.se)
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2379
Last application date: 2019-08-12
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