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Associate Professor of Digital Humanities and Digital Media History

University of Aarhus - Department of Media and Journalism Studies

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th February 2020
Closes: 30th March 2020
Job Ref: 2858

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of associate professor of digital humanities and digital media history based at the Department of Media and Journalism Studies. The associate professorship is full-time and tenured. The appointment begins on 01 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.

The position
The field of media and journalism studies is undergoing significant changes not least due to the increasing digitalisation of culture and society that has radically transformed the basic conditions under which mediated content is produced, distributed, used and experienced. These new conditions call for critical and innovative ways of training qualified students in media and journalism studies for a rapidly changing job market and of producing high quality research that helps society make sense of contemporary media landscapes. The Department of Media and Journalism Studies is taking an international lead in developing research and study programmes based on the premise that the ability to fully understand the implications of digital technologies within various media necessitates the adaptation and integration of digital modes of enquiry into both research and teaching.

Against this background, we are looking for an applicant with an ability to combine theoretical issues and development within digital humanities and digital media history. Applicants should be able to demonstrate research and teaching interests and experience in two or more of the following areas:

  • Media history with a focus on digital media history
  • Digital humanities in relation to media studies
  • Digitally supported research methods of relevance to media studies, digital media collections and media history
  • Digital research infrastructures
  • Data management, data protection and privacy of specific relevance to media studies
  • Theoretical and methodological aspects of the practical use of digital media collections

In sum, we are looking for an innovative and dedicated applicant who will enhance the research and teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally as well as contributing to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. Research and teaching at the department are directed towards Danish and international media with an emphasis on the interplay of the core fields of study: media institutions, media production, media texts and media use/reception, and the role of media in culture and society. The research at the department applies a wide array of theoretical and methodological perspectives to these fields of study, incorporating institutional, organisational, sociological and political perspectives as well as textual and aesthetic forms of expression, production circumstances, media use, media history and media theory.

The successful applicant will demonstrate specialisation in studies of digital media history. Preference will be given to applicants whose work foregrounds theoretical and methodological reflections on and the practical use of digital media collections and digitally supported research methods of relevance to media studies and media history, including knowledge about digital research infrastructures and research data management. The applicant’s research must meet high international standards. 

30 March 2020 

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