Assistant or Associate Professor in Journalism Studies/Digital Methods

University of Aarhus - School of Communication and Culture - Department of Media and Journalism Studies

The School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a position as assistant or associate professor in journalism studies or/and digital methods. The position is based at the Department of Media and Journalism Studies, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture.

The assistant professorship is a three-year training position, after which there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship. The associate professorship is a tenured position.

The appointment begins on 15 November 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated researcher and teacher who is willing and able to develop the field of digital methods and journalism studies at the Department of Media and Journalism Studies. The position is open to both assistant (adjunkt) and associate professor (lektor) candidates. The position includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development, and knowledge exchange.


Given the increasing amount, diversity, and interconnectedness of journalism in digital forms (both contemporary and archived), we are interested in candidates who have a strong research record in either journalism studies or/and digital methods. Candidates who can document research within journalism studies based on digital methods are strongly encouraged to apply; the position is, however, also open to candidates from journalism studies with no record of applying digital methods as well as candidates who can document research based on digital methods within another social science or humanities fields.

Regardless of whether the candidates’ main focus is digital methods or journalism studies, they must submit a research plan that clearly describes how they intend to develop innovative digital methods for the study of one or more central issues within journalism studies (e.g. media institutions, technologies and platforms, democracy, citizenship, community, professionalism, participation, gender, political economy, or globalisation).

Applicants must document research results at an international level.

Read the full job description and apply online here.

Application deadline: 2/7/2018.

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