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[Commlist] Vacancy: Senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies, Karlstad University
Mon Aug 12 22:34:51 GMT 2019
Senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies
Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Department
of Geography, Media and Communication
The successful candidate will primarily teach subject courses, courses
on study programmes, as well as commissioned courses, if applicable. The
position includes teaching, supervision, examination, course
coordination and course development, as well as active participation in
the development work done at the discipline and department in the areas
of teaching and community cooperation. According to the working hours
agreement, senior lecturers are allotted 20% for professional
development, which may be used for research and may be extended through
Why choose Karlstad University?
Karlstad University is forward-looking, and this is evident in
everything we do. We always provide space for ideas and enthusiasm. Our
high-regarded teaching and research are characterised by close community
cooperation. The university is international and here you will meet
staff, students and guests from around the world. The university is
engaged in systematically promoting socially, financially and
environmentally sustainable development. A position at Karlstad
University offers many benefits, such as lunch training at the on-campus
gym. For further information, see
https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/jobb/benefits. If you want to work in a
young and exciting university environment, Karlstad University is ideal!
The eligibility requirement for appointment as senior lecturer is a
doctorate in Media and Communication Studies or a related area
applicable to the advertised position, and documented teaching
expertise. A completed course in higher education pedagogy, or an
equivalent qualification, is required for appointment as senior
lecturer. Under special circumstances, this course may be completed
within two years of employment as part of the professional development
/Special weight/is given to broad and specialised knowledge as well as
documented teaching experience of Media and Communication Studies. The
successful applicant is expected to teach and supervise on many
different course at bachelor and master levels. Special weight is
further given to theoretical and practical knowledge of
computer-assisted digital analysis of media contents and use. Special
weight is also given to good ability to cooperate, since many duties are
performed in different teams.
/Considerable weight/is given to a research profile related to the area
digital media and analysis or related areas such as information systems,
digital humanities, or science and technology studies, as well as
ability to teach on digital cultures, social media and web production.
Considerable weight is further given to experience of independently
using qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as
knowledge of and playing a role in current methodological developments
in the areas of data collection and analysis in digital environments
(e.g. automated content analysis, data visualisation, network analysis
and digital ethnography).
/Considerable weight/is also given to teaching expertise and experience
of participation in pedagogical development work.
Since teaching is offered in Swedish and English, considerable weight is
also given to good written and spoken skills as well as teaching
experience in these languages.
/Considerable weight/is further given to experience of successfully
applying for external research funding as well as participation in
national and international networks.
/Weight/is given to the ability to work independently and take own
Weight is further given to:
• experience of development and leadership
• teaching experience at master and bachelor levels
• international experience
• experience of course development and web-based teaching
• experience of community cooperation.
If applicants have similar qualifications, those who can teach in
Swedish will be ranker higher.
Terms of employment
This is a full-time, non-fixed-term position with starting date at the
earliest convenience, as per agreement. A probationary period may be
Applications are submitted via Karlstad University’s web-based
recruitment system Varbi and should include:
* documented CV with the contact details of two references
* descriptive account of teaching and research experience
* certificate of course in higher education pedagogy, or account of
* account of other experience, and experience of leadership,
cooperation and administration
* future research and teaching plans
* list of publications (indicate your own role in cases of co-authorship)
* copies of degree certificates and other transcripts and certificates
* a maximum of ten academic publications, as well as five works
designed to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, educational
software or popular science articles.
All documents and publications should be attached to the electronic
application (do not provide links only). More information is available
in the document “Application Guidelines” on our homepage
where Karlstad University’s Regulations for the Appointment and
Promotion of Teaching Staff also may be found.
Three copies of each document that cannot be submitted electronically,
such as books and publications, should be sent to:
Karlstads universitet, Registrator, 651 88 KARLSTAD, Sweden.
State ref. no REK2019/151
Application deadline: 18 August 2019
We look forward to receiving your application.
Further information: https://kau.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:276357
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