PhD Position in Media and Communication Studies Within The Field of Organizational Communication

Uppsala University is delighted to offer a PhD position in social sciences. Applicants should apply before August 12, 2019.

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).

The position is a fully salaried PhD position (doktorandtjnst), 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.

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.

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


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