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PhD Position in Media and Communication Studies Within The Field of Organizational Communication, Uppsala University, Sweden, Deadline: August 12, 2019

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Informatics and Media (http://www.im.uu.se/?languageId=1) has a broad research profile based on research in the disciplines Media- and Communication Studies, Human-Computer Interaction and Information Systems. In Media and Communication Studies research is focused on social and cultural change connected to communication, media and digitalization.

The accepted candidate must have been admitted as doctoral student to the Department of Informatics and Media and the PhD program in Media and Communication Studies. The education is carried out in collaboration with the national research school Management & IT (MIT). 

Duties/Project description:

The position is a fully salaried PhD position (doktorandtjänst), equivalent to a maximum of four-year full-time PhD studies. The holder of the PhD position shall primarily devote her/himself to her/his own doctoral study (see theme below). Active participation in departmental activities as well as activities at the research school Management & IT (MIT)s, such as seminars, workshops, etc., is expected. Other tasks, including teaching and administrative work, can also be part of the employment (for a maximum of 20%). The language of teaching is English and Swedish.

The ongoing digitization of society is of great importance for how communication occurs within and between organizations, and also how they organize themselves. Today, there is an ongoing effort among organizations to adapt and develop their communication in accordance with digital conditions and prerequisites. This leads to an increased need for knowledge about how, and in what way, digitization affects organizations’ way of communicating and organizing themselves, and how knowledge about new communication technologies is utilized and developed within various organizations. The holder of the present doctoral position is expected to conduct a qualified research project focusing on the importance of digital technology for organization’s communication and activities.

Requirements:

For admission to the PhD program in Media and Communication Studies, an applicant must have basic and specific eligibility prescribed by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Anyone with a degree on the advanced level (i.e. a master’s degree), that has completed course requirements of at least 240 credits (including at least 60 credits at advanced level) has fulfilled the basic entry requirements. The specific eligibility requirements for admission to the PhD program in Media and Communication require that the applicant has passed courses of 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies. Anyone that in any other way, in or out of the country, has acquired equivalent knowledge is also considered to fulfil the basic or specific eligibility requirements, respectively.

We are seeking a candidate with well documented knowledge in media and communication. Knowledge in organizational communication is a merit. Candidates should have a good overview of social sciences and/or the humanities, and a strong interest in research. Great importance will be attached to the candidate’s personal suitability for the post. Sought for qualifications are teamwork abilities, initiative, independence and a reflective and analytic approach. Very good communicative skills are required, including the excellent command of written and spoken English.

When the University employs new doctoral students the candidates will be chosen who after a qualitative evaluation of competence and skills are deemed to have the best capacity to fulfill work duties as well as contributing to a positive development of the research environment. Of vital importance is the capacity to finish the doctoral program.

Qualifications must be documented so that quality as well as extent can be evaluated.

Candidates should be available for interview, either in person in Uppsala or via Internet.

 

Additional qualifications:

complete application must include:

  • Filled out form applying for admission to the doctoral program in Media and Communication Studies.   http://uadm.uu.se/digitalAssets/81/81624_ansokan_forskarniva_eng.pdf
  • A short letter documenting 1) The motives why you are applying, your research interest and relevant experiences for the  PhD post (max 500 words)   2) A list over the documents handed in to support the application   3) If more than one academic work is handed in, you should name one of them to be        prioritized by the admission committee.
  • dissertation plan (two pages). The plan should cover theoretical approach, aim, research questions, type of data, method and time plan.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé, including English proficiency with certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, proving the basic and specific eligibility.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of independently written work produced within the applicant’s course of studies (e.g. bachelor or master thesis; include a draft if not completed) or other relevant text(s)
  • Other documents the applicant may wish to attach, e.g. English test results.

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 2019-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact:

Head of IM Jenny Eriksson Lundström: jenny.eriksson@im.uu.se, Göran Svensson, Head of Subject MCS: goran.svensson@im.uu.se

Please submit your application by 12 August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2379.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

 

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