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[Commlist] Journalism Research Position R3 – R4 at UIC Barcelona

Tue Apr 14 13:44:30 GMT 2020


Job description

About UIC Barcelona

UIC Barcelona is home to over 7,000 students and offers 15 bachelor’s degree programs, 26 international double degrees and a wide range of master's and postgraduate degrees, in addition to continuing education courses in different fields of knowledge. Since 1997, we have been teaching people through academic rigor, university life and enriching life experiences. The UIC Barcelona team is made up of professionals who are qualified not only in the field of teaching, but also in research, management, administration, communication, services and systems. Behind the professionalism of each individual, at UIC Barcelona, you will also become part of a young and dynamic work atmosphere.

Click on the following link to find out more about UIC Barcelona:

What we are looking for

- A research professor with a PhD and a consolidated research track record in Journalism.

- The candidate will join a research team focused on the intersection of media production, media consumption, political communication, and public opinion.

- The candidate will also teach certain modules in the field of Journalism.

We offer

- A full-time contract in an emerging, proactive, and international scientific environment in the field of Journalism.

- A tenure track position of 4 years, with a mid-term evaluation (depending on the applicant’s profile, the position may automatically become permanent).

- A competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

- Start date: to be negotiated with the candidate. The desired start date would be as close as possible to 01 September 2020.

Selection process

In May 2018, the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya received recognition from EURAXESS via an HR Excellence in Research Award that ensures that the selection of candidates is carried out only based on criteria for excellence. The UIC Barcelona selection process includes:

An independent committee of experts who evaluate applications and decide who will move on to the next stage. All the committee members are from outside UIC-Barcelona.

A public oral defence by finalists: presentation of their trajectory (both academic and teaching) and their research project/s. Following this presentation, the examining panel will ask a number of questions to conclude the defence. The defence will take 60 minutes in total.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020.


The candidate must have:

* A PhD in Journalism.

* A minimum of 3 years postdoctoral experience.

Assessment criteria

- The candidate should demonstrate an independent research track. Particular consideration will be given to candidates who have obtained their own funding as a principal investigator and/or who have signed papers as senior authors in high-ranking JCR journals, as well as those who have made valuable contributions in terms of scientific productivity within a research group led by another researcher.

- The following aspects of the applicant’s CV will also be taken into consideration:

* Consolidated experience in the use of quantitative methodologies.
* Lead their own projects in research with competitive funding.
* Proven research experience (such as publications and projects) that could help the department’s research, currently focused on the intersection of media production, media consumption, political communication, and public opinion.
* Oral and written proficiency in English.
* Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
* At least one postdoctoral research stay in an international centre.

Application :

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