Assistant Professor in Journalism Studies and Digital Methods

University of Aarhus - Department of Media and Journalism Studies

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies within the School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a position as assistant professor in journalism studies and digital methods.

The assistant professorship is a full-time, three-year position. The appointment is from 1 December 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The place of employment is Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N.

The Position
The position as assistant professor (adjunkt) in journalism studies and digital methods includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching, talent development and knowledge exchange.  In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent research environment, the person appointed is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis. Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.

Given the increasing amount, diversity and interconnectedness of journalism in digital forms (both contemporary and archived), we are interested in candidates with an interest in and experience of applying digital methods to the study of journalism. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is related to one or more of the following areas:

  • the development of new digital methodologies (e.g. involving big data) for researching journalism
    • audience or user studies (e.g. focusing on participation)
    • theory development within journalism and media studies

While the topic of the research is not decisive, the successful candidate is expected to engage with one or more of the central issues within journalism studies, e.g. media institutions, technologies and platforms, democracy, citizenship, community, professionalism, participation, gender, political economy and globalisation.

Applicants must document research results at an international level. 

Read the full job description and apply online here

Application deadline: 10/8/2017

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