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Full or Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies (full-time)

University of St. Gallen - School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)

Location: St. Gallen - Switzerland
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th February 2019
Closes: 25th February 2019

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Full or Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies (full-time)

The University of St Gallen seeks to appoint a Professor of Media and Communication Studies within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) from February 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will investigate the role of media in the interplay between state, economy and public sphere. Possible research specialisms include theories of digital transformation, the analysis of communication networks, forms of production and organization of social media, trans-medial convergence, and media aesthetics.

She or he will co-direct the “Media” concentration in the Contextual Studies program ( /kontextstudium), will be committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching, and will cooperate with colleagues in the University’s main disciplines. The languages of instruction are German and English.

Applicants must have a PhD, first-rate publications, and outstanding university teaching experience. The teaching requirement is 8 hours a week (approximately 2-3 courses) per semester.

The University of St Gallen is an equal opportunity employer. We specifically encourage women to apply, as well as applicants with backgrounds that are underrepresented among our current senior faculty.

To discuss the position informally, please contact Professor Yvette Sánchez, Head of the Search Committee: / Tel.: +41 71 224 25 66.

Candidates should submit their applications electronically, including a letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of degrees, and teaching evaluations to the Dean of the SHSS, Prof. Yvette Sánchez (online via the website: The deadline for applications is February 25, 2019.

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