Professorship in Media Studies

University of Aarhus - Department of Media and Journalism Studies

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, invites applications for the position of professor in the field of media studies. 

Place of employment: School of Communication and Culture - Media and Journalism Studies
Helsingforsgade 14, building 5335, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark

The professorship begins on 1 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Media and Journalism Studies at AU
The Department of Media and Journalism Studies carries out research and teaching in the field of Danish and international media with the focus on interaction between the following core areas: institution, production, text and recipients/users. The analytical focus is placed on textual and audiovisual forms of expression, production, journalism, media use, media history and media theory, as well as on political, sociological, financial, technological and institutional factors. The field of study consists of both traditional mass media and digital forms of expression, as well as the interaction between them. Our research adopts a wide variety of theoretical and methodical approaches to media in a broad sense by examining the function, organisation and forms of expression of media in current and historical, cultural and social contexts of a national and international nature. The environment at the department is characterised by extensive participation in cross-institutional national and international research projects, established international research networks and international conferences. 

Read more about the Department of Media and Journalism Studies here

Media studies and journalism are included in the PhD programme called ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism:

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies is part of the School of Communcation and Culture, which conducts research programmes and study programmes across a variety of fields: e.g. media and journalism studies, information, IT and design studies, language and cognition studies, literature(s), Scandinavian studies, Western European languages and cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics. Read more about the school’s academic activities here 

The position

The successful applicant is expected to strengthen the department’s international research profile with regard to central aspects of at least two of the core areas outlined above (institution, production, text and recipients/users). The successful applicant is also expected to collaborate with the department’s researchers, contributing at a high international level to course development and research regarding current social, cultural, technological, financial, legal and/or political changes and challenges in the media field. The successful applicant is expected to focus on the interrelationship between various features/aspects in the media system, for instance between production and distribution or between media texts and media use; and is expected in this connection to contribute clearly and substantially to the development of theory in the field of media studies. Applicants are expected to present a strategy for how they can contribute to the department’s research and education profile, including the way in which their research is relevant in an international perspective. 

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