Assistant Professorships: Communication and IT, Univ. of Copenhagen

Assistant Professorships: Communication and IT, Univ. of Copenhagen
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:00am


The University of Copenhagen is advertising two Assistant Professorships in Communication and IT, beginning August 1 2013, and with a closing date for applications on January 17.

The positions are associated with the graduate and undergraduate programs in Communication and IT, which integrate competences in media and communication and in computer science, and with the interdisciplinary Center for Communication and Computing,


Job content
An assistant professorship is a three-year, fixed-term academic position involving research and teaching. The persons appointed to the posts will be obliged to complete a course in university teaching devised especially for assistant professors, and are expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the department, including examinations and administration.
The job description includes development, planning and administration at the BA and MA programmes in Communication and it as well as teaching within one or more of the central areas in these programmes. Applicants are furthermore expected to be able to teach modules belonging to other educations under the section for Film and Media Studies in Danish as well as in English.
Qualification requirements
Candidates are required to document research qualifications at PhD level within digital media and communication.
The applicants must provide documentation that they are able to plan and undertake teaching within one or more of the central modules at the BA and MA programmes in Communication and it: Basic communication theory, Empirical methods, Audio-visual communication, Communication in context, Theory of science, Communication and it-supported collaboration in organizations, Empirical investigations of IT, media use and communication in networks, and Media as communicative networks. The application must specify the module(s) in which the applicant is able to teach and support this by material indicating ideas and formats of the selected module(s).
With regard to the position as assistant professor, the applicants must have a Ph.D. or its equivalent within the area advertised. Furthermore, applicants who have teaching experience at university level will be at an advantage.
The duties of the positions are evenly distributed on tasks related to teaching and tasks related to research (including relevant administration and knowledge-sharing). Hence the assessment of applicants? qualifications will assign equal weight to documented competences in the field of teaching, pedagogy and didactics and competences in the field of research, research collaboration and research organization. In addition, the assessment will assign weight to applicants? reflection on and experiences with integration of research and teaching activities.
Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the following academic and personal qualifications:
  • Research qualifications, which will be assessed in relation to the period of active research, the degree of originality, and academic output.
  • The applicant?s scientific record, academic breadth and depth, rigour, thoroughness and accuracy
  • Teaching qualifications. See also Educational Charter at

Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), non-Danish-speaking appointees are expected to acquire proficiency in Danish sufficient to teach in Danish as well as interact with colleagues and students.

For further details about the qualification requirements for assistant professorships, please refer to Circular no. 9427 of 13 June 2007 concerning the job structure for academic staff
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Maja Horst, e-mail:

For more information on the positions and how to apply, please go to and scroll down to 'Two Assistant Professorships in Communication and IT.'


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