[csaa-forum] invitation for candidates for Guest Professor in Organisational Communication at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University

Carpentier Nico nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
Fri Sep 8 20:33:19 ACST 2017

*apologies for cross-posting*

Guest Professor in Organisational Communication (temporary position)
at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University

The Department of Informatics and Media (IM) is part of the Faculty of 
Social Sciences at Uppsala University. The members of the Department 
develop knowledge on the current and future modes of communication and 
information distribution. The Department incorporates three subject 
areas: Information Systems (IS), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and 
Media and Communication Studies (MCS). MCS teaching is located in the 
Bachelor Programme in Media, Communication and Journalism Studies, 180 
credits (from autumn 2017), in our one-year Journalism programme, in 
Digital Media and Society (a specialisation within the Master Programme 
in Social Sciences) and in the Master Programme Management, 
Communication and IT (MCIT). MCS research is structured by three 
thematic focal points: 1/Communication, and material and discursive 
power dynamics; 2/Communication, participation and empowerment; and 
3/Communication, identity and difference.

MCS has a vacant temporary position as a Guest Professor in 
Organisational Communication. The emphasis rests on Organisational 
Communication but the position’s thematic focus also includes Strategic 
and Corporate Communication.

Duties: At the level of research, the Guest Professor is expected to 
engage in a research leadership role and initiate new research projects 
in the field of Organizational Communication (and/or Strategic and 
Corporate Communication), in support of, and in collaboration with, 
other members of the Department. The Guest Professor’s work is expected 
to result in high-quality research and publications, again in 
collaboration with other members of the Department.
Apart from research development and leadership, the Guest Professor’s 
assignment also includes responsibility for teaching academic courses 
and course development and administrative work at the Department of 
Informatics and Media. The teaching component consists out of 50% of the 
work load, with teaching and course development at the undergraduate and 
master's level, and with the supervision of theses. The Guest Professor 
is expected to be responsible for courses in the indicated thematic 
fields, but other areas may be included.

Requirements: To be eligible, candidates for the position of Guest 
Professor must hold a Ph.D. or possess equivalent scholarly competence. 
Moreover, the candidate must have demonstrable teaching and research 
expertise, including research project development and management, at the 
level of a Professor. The candidate must have completed relevant teacher 
training, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. The candidate must 
possess the necessary social and collaborative skills that allow 
functioning well within, as well as outside, the Department.

The ideal candidate will have specific knowledge in Organisational 
Communication but also be proficient in Corporate and Strategic 
Communication, and more general in Communication and Media studies 
theories, models and methodologies.

Procedure: Candidates are required to send in the following documents:
•    their full CVs (including: 1/their publication list, 2/their list 
of successful project applications, 3/earlier held positions, in 
particular those as Professor)
•    a teaching statement (that describes the pedagogical principles 
dear to the candidate)
•    a research statement (including a research development plan)
•    two or three references from relevant people

Candidates may be invited for an interview, or to do a test lecture, as 
part of the application procedure. In cases where no formal position as 
(full) Professor has been held previously, but the candidate’s expertise 
is still deemed to be situated at the level of a Professor, the 
candidacy may be subjected to an external review.

Additional qualifications:
Existing or upcoming involvements in externally financed research 
projects will be considered when formalizing the temporary position.
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 candidacies 
from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
The candidate needs to be fluent in English. Knowledge of Swedish is an 
advantage, but not a requirement.

Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 2018-01-02 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2019-06-01
Working hours: 100%

For further information about the Guest Professorship please contact:
Dr. Therese Monstad, administrative director of studies (MCS), 
therese.monstad at im.uu.se, +46 (0)18-471 10 18.

You are welcome to submit your candidacy no later than 2017-11-15.
Please send your candidacy to: therese.monstad at im.uu.se

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