Senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies

Karlstad University
June 30 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The Department of Geography, Media and Communication is seeking a senior lecturer in media and communication studies. The department includes media and communication studies, film studies, human geography and tourism studies. The department offers a number of undergraduate degree programmes and also Master-level programmes.

Research in media and communication studies is pursued in two profile research groups in the departmental research environment Geomedia and the research centre NODE (The Ander Centre for Research on News and Opinion in the Digital Era) More information about the University is available at and about the subject at http://


Duties involve teaching in the degree programmes, single-subject courses, and, if applicable, contract courses. Teaching, supervision, examination, course convening and course development are standard duties along with active participation in disciplinary and departmental development regarding teaching and external cooperation. According to local agreement a senior lecturer has professional development time (20%) which can be used for research. This allocation of time can be extended through external funding.


A PhD in media and communication studies, or related area, is required for this senior lectureship as are completed course in higher education pedagogy, or equivalent qualifications, and demonstrated teaching skills. The course in higher education pedagogy may, by agreement, be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment.

Assessment criteria

Special weight is given to both broad and deep knowledge in media and communication studies, or related areas such as information systems and digital humanities since the duties involve teaching and supervising students on many different courses at both undergraduate and Master's levels. Special weight is also given to knowledge of computer aided, digital methods for analysing media content and usage.

Considerable weight is given to a research profile with an emphasis on digital media and data analysis and ability to teach courses on digital cultures, social media and web production. Considerable weight is also given to documented expert skills in quantitative research methods and knowledge of the current methodological development regarding data collection and analysis in digital environments (e.g. text analysis, automated content analysis, data visualisation, network analysis and digital ethnography).

Considerable weight is also given to experience of seeking and attracting research funding and membership in national and international research networks.

Weight is given to abilities to cooperate and to take initiatives.

Valuable qualifications are:

Experience of developing and leading activitiesExperience of teaching at both undergraduate and Master's levelsInternational experience of teaching in both Swedish and EnglishExperience of course development and web based teachingExperience of external cooperationIn the case of equal qualifications, priority is given to the applicant who can teach in Swedish as this is mostly the language of instruction.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, non-fixed-term position with starting date at the earliest convenience. A probationary period may be required.


Application should be made electronically via the university's web-based recruitment system. Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative assessment of candidates, and that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement. We expect a complete application before the last day of application.

Application should include:

List of qualifications/CV and two referencesDescriptive account of teaching and research skillsCertificate of completed course in higher education pedagogy or an account of corresponding qualificationsAccount of experience of other organisations, leadership, cooperation and administrationFuture plans for research and teachingList of publication (specify contribution to co-authored works)Copies of transcripts, certificates and degrees listed A maximum of ten academic publications and a maximum of five works designed to convey knowledge such as textbooks, educational software, or popular science articlesThree copies of documents that cannot be sent electronically should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet


651 88 Karlstad


Last day of application: 2017- 12-17.

State REK 2017/206

We look forward to your application.

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