Professorship in Media Technology

Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

Media Technology is an interdisciplinary technological subject at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies. The subject has been offered at Södertörn University since 2001, and has a broad focus on the design, construction and analysis of digital media. Media Technology is the second-largest subject at the university and is a dynamic and creative environment for research and education. The subject offers courses on several programmes at the university, and is the main subject for three of them: the IT, Media and Design, and Computer Games programmes at Bachelor’s level, and the international Master’s programme in User Experience and Interactive Media Design. Research in the subject is multidisciplinary, combining the exploration of technology and design with perspectives from the social sciences and humanities. Thematically, our research has three areas: Experience and Use, Critical Perspectives and Digital Design and Emerging Media Technologies.

Job description 

The new professor will have a leading research role in the department’s multidisciplinary research environment. Initially, this position includes three years of half-time research, which must be used for research and subject development in the field of digital media. The professor is expected to contribute to the research environment by developing research projects in partnership with others at the academic school, guiding younger researchers and working actively to promote cooperation across subject boundaries and with the surrounding community. The professor is expected to possess expertise in research specialising in digital media with design and/or user perspectives. Research duties normally include research, leading roles in projects and applications for research funding, collaborative activities, and active participation in the academic community through assignments to review manuscripts and applications, as an external expert, external reviewer or lecturer. Interest in applying local, regional or global research perspectives, preferably including the countries of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, may be advantageous because this is an important research profile at Södertörn University.

Educational duties may include the development and implementation of education from Bachelor’s to doctoral levels, collaborative initiatives, and supervision and examination of doctoral students. Duties in leadership and collaborative activities may include participation in management work at Södertörn University, faculty work, development of cooperation across subject boundaries inside and outside Södertörn University, as well as the development of, and participation in, engagement with the surrounding community.

The position requires presence at the academic school and participation in collegial work. Teaching is conducted in English.


You are qualified for employment as a professor of Media Technology if you have demonstrated research expertise and teaching expertise in Media Technology or a closely related subject. You must have completed a course in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 7.5 credits or have the equivalent competence, as well as having the personal skills necessary to do your job well and to represent the university in a way that benefits its activities. For this position, the applicant must be able to teach in English.

Research expertise is demonstrated through high quality scholarly publications of significant scope in the relevant subject area, research funding obtained in competition, the initiation and leadership of research projects, research collaboration, third stream activities, contributions to the development of the subject, and through assignments as an external reviewer, external expert, editor or similar.

Teaching expertise is demonstrated through high quality teaching of considerable scope at first, second and third cycle levels, leading and participating in educational development work, published texts on teaching and learning, a self-reflective approach to students’ learning and experience and their own role as a teacher. It is also demonstrated through establishing links between research and higher education, appointment as a recognised or distinguished university teacher or the equivalent, building up and developing degree programmes, initiatives in educational cooperation, initiatives in third stream activities and the supervision of doctoral students.

Grounds for assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as a professor are the level of expertise required as qualification for employment. For this position, scholarly expertise is of more importance than teaching expertise.

In addition to the above primary grounds for assessment, the specific grounds below are required (as ranked). The below items must be documented.

  • Expertise in leading and developing research and research environments related to digital media, including expertise in applying for and being awarded funding
  • Expertise in research specialising in digital media with design and/or user perspectives.
  • Expertise in collaboration and networking in the field
  • Expertise in collaboration with the surrounding community
  • Good cooperation skills
  • Administrative skills

For complete information about qualifications and the criteria for assessing them, please read Södertörn University’s Appointments Procedure.


The position is full-time and until further notice, start date to be agreed.


The application deadline is 31 August 2021.

Additional information

Maria Normark, subject coordinator, +46 (0)702 290 313,
Anders Green, head of department, +46 (0)70 868 0742,
Ester Appelgren, head of school, +46 (0)72 514 4492,
Anna Mustelin, HR specialist +46 (0)8 608 4549,

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