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),, +46 (0)18-471 10 18.
You are welcome to submit your candidacy no later than 2017-11-15.
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