Senior Lecturer in Communication for Development
Senior Lecturer in Communication for Development
Ref REK 2.2.1-2018/56
General information about Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.
The School of Arts and Communication (K3)
The School of Arts and Communication is part of the multidisciplinary Faculty of Culture and Society. Also known by its acronym K3 (after the Swedish name Konst, kultur och kommunikation), our school has approximately 80 faculty members and 1,000 full-time students. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate education in the fields of design, media and cultural studies. Our programmes and courses include English, Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Journalism, Visual Communication, Interaction Design as well as a range of courses in different types of media production. At K3, we combine traditional scholarship and academic knowledge with artistic methods and practical skills. In our teaching and research, art, technology, design and communication converge in new and innovative ways.
Research at K3 spans various disciplines, from design and information technology to media studies and cultural studies. Much of our research is conducted as part of the profile New media, public spheres and forms of expression (read more here). Current projects concern everything from co-design and interaction technologies to social media, comics and issues of culture and class. Our research is frequently carried out in collaboration with external stakeholders. Read more about K3 here.
About the position
As a senior lecturer in Communication for Development you will be involved in independent teaching, course and programme management, supervision and examination of master’s theses, educational development work, research, and collaboration with external stakeholders, international research partners and the wider society. This specific position involves teaching primarily within the programme Communication for Development, an online master’s programme working with a global student group of around 100 students (http://edu.mah.se/en/Program/HACFD). As K3 is an interdisciplinary school, teaching within other programmes and courses may also occur.
In order to qualify for appointment as senior lecturer at Malmö university, the applicant must have
obtained a PhD in in a subject relevant to Communication for Development, for example Development Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Anthropology or Political Science
demonstrated teaching expertise through their ability to develop, conduct and manage education
demonstrated an ability to engage with wider society and communicate their activities within their area of responsibility
In order to qualify for this specific position, the applicant must have:
documented competence in research-based teaching
a high level of proficiency to teach, research and communicate in English
documented experience of interdisciplinary research and teaching
documented experience of supervision and examination of degree projects in the interdisciplinary field of Communication for Development
The following qualifications are considered particular strengths:
experience in teaching and research on developing countries and the global South
experience of teaching in an online, blended teaching environmentand virtual teamwork
knowledge of new media and/or visual communication theories and practices in the context of humanitarian or development communication in a historical as well as contemporary perspective
additional language proficiency, including Nordic languages
Assessment of candidates is based on their degree of proficiency and ability with respect to the qualifications listed above. Scientific and pedagogical qualifications are the two main qualifications, and they are considered equally important in the assessment. All teaching staff at Malmö University are expected to have completed, or be about to undergo, training in higher education teaching and learning of at least 15 credits.
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You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. You have the responsibility that your application is complete according to the adverted position and your application must be received no later than 30 April 2018.
The application consists of the following elements:
A complete résumé.
Copies of relevant certificates.
A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent.
A statement highlighting scientific, pedagogical and other activities of particular significance for the position.
Copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to five in each category).
Your merits can be documented according to Malmö university’s Guidelines for documentation and assessment of qualifications (Link to Qualifications portfolio). See also Malmö University appointment rules
(Link to Policy and guidance document)
If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1-2018/56 to, HR-department, Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö. If the physical material weighs more than 2 kg use the following address: HR-department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1-2018/56.
Your application will be handled by our internal hiring board and also assessed by external experts.
This is a permanent full-time position. starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement. A probationary period of 6 months may apply.
At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply.
Malmö University is a workplace characterised by an open and inclusive approach where equal treatment adds value to our activities
Starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement
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