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Associate Professor in Film and Media in Digital Contexts

University of Aarhus - School of Communication and Culture

Location: Aarhus - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th February 2020
Closes: 30th March 2020
Job Ref: 2862

The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of associate professor in film and media in digital contexts 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. 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.

Against this background, we are seeking an associate professor with an accomplished international research profile and strong research track-record reflecting film and media in digital contexts. We are looking for an applicant who will be able to teach and carry out research within the broader fields of film and media analysis, film and media theory, and film and media history. We are particularly interested in applicants whose specific research addresses one or more of the following:

  • Film and media aesthetics in digital contexts
  • Sound/image relations in screen media
  • Videographic criticism
  • Digital/audio-visual literacy
  • Streaming culture
  • The trajectory of legacy media into the digital realm
  • Practical screen productions for small screens and video-sharing websites.

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 research at the department applies a wide array of theoretical and methodological perspectives to its 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.

Application deadline
30 March 

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