Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies

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 13 000 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 and Communication Studies offers education at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. The subject currently has a teaching staff of 17 (six professors, seven associate professors and four senior lecturers), as well as nine doctoral students who are conducting their research in the research areas of Critical and Cultural Theory and Studies in the Educational Sciences. At Södertörn University, the subject focuses on cultural theory. Theoretical and methodological links are made to traditions in the humanities and social sciences, and we strive to achieve historicising and culturally oriented perspectives on the contemporary media landscape. These often relate to issues of technology, identity, media history and power. Qualitative methods are characteristic of the subject’s focus, and we conduct comprehensive research about the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.

Job description
As senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies, you will normally work with education, research and development, even if the emphasis on different duties can vary. Research duties include your conducting your own research, applications for research funding, external collaboration and active participation in the academic community. Duties in education may include the development and implementation of education from Bachelor’s level to doctoral level, external collaboration and the supervision and examination of students and doctoral students. A senior lecturer may also have management duties and/or administrative tasks. Teaching on Teacher Education courses may be part of the position. Teaching in Media and Communication Studies is mainly done in Swedish, but some teaching is done in English.

You are qualified for employment as a senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies if you have demonstrated educational expertise, and been awarded a doctoral degree in Media and Communication Studies or have the equivalent research competence. You must have completed a course in higher education pedagogy worth at least 7.5 credits or have the equivalent competence. You must otherwise have the personal skills necessary to do their job well and to represent the university in a way that benefits its activities. For this position, you must be able to teach in English.

Research expertise is demonstrated through scholarly publications in the relevant subject area, participation in research projects, research collaborations, external collaborations, contributions to the development of the subject, and through assignments as an external expert, editor or similar.

Teaching expertise is demonstrated through high quality teaching of considerable scope in the relevant subject, participation in educational development work, a self-reflective approach to students’ learning and experiences and your own role as teacher, initiatives in external collaboration, establishing links between research and higher education, and course development.

Grounds for assessment
The assessment criteria for appointment as a senior lecturer are the levels of expertise required as qualification for employment.  For this position, research and teaching expertise are of equal importance. The following grounds for assessment have been established for this position (in order of importance): The below items must be documented. 

  • Research and teaching expertise relevant to the subject’s focus as described above.
  • The ability to conduct teaching in Swedish and English.
  • 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 until further notice and is full time, beginning on 1 January 2024 or as agreed. A probationary period of six months may be applied.

The application deadline is 15 August 2023.

Additional information
Fredrik Stiernstedt, head of department, +46 (0)8 608 4022,  
Viktor Hasselgren, HR specialist, +46 (0)73 714 1296,

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