Lund University, The Department of Strategic Communication

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Strategic Communication runs Sweden’s largest education and research activities in the field of strategic communication. The department is also one of the largest in the field in Europe. The activities of the department are based at Campus Helsingborg, which is characterised by the authenticity of Lund University in a young and dynamic environment with an interdisciplinary approach. Another characteristic of the activities at Campus Helsingborg is strong engagement with the business sector and the public sector in both education and research.

The Department of Strategic Communication offers three popular undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes. At present, the department has almost 25 staff and around 330 full-time equivalent students. The department conducts successful research in various areas, including crisis communication, branding processes, organizational communication, public diplomacy and information warfare, and new media and democracy. The research environment is growing strongly, has active international contact and welcomes cross-disciplinary initiatives. The work environment at the department is characterised by cooperation in teaching teams, active work on strategy and development, and an international environment where communication in English is a natural part of the everyday

Strategic Communication is about the study of deliberate communication initiatives taken by organisations to achieve their overall goals. The research is to highlight, create an understanding of and critically review the communication processes that control and shape the organisations in our society. Strategic Communication is based on internationally established research in public relations, organisational communication and market communication, and can be explored from a social, organisational and individual perspective.
For more information, please visit http://www.isk.lu.se

Work duties
The duties involve both teaching and research. Administrative tasks are also included to a certain extent, and may be expanded to more comprehensive managerial and administrative tasks if necessary and appropriate. The post involves teaching in both Swedish and English, in the first and second cycles of study. At present, the department offers three study programmes: the Master’s Programme in Strategic Communication, the Bachelor’s Programme in Strategic Communication and the Bachelor’s programme in Strategic Communication and Digital Media.

In addition to supervising and teaching in the first and second cycles, the holder of the post is to take responsibility for the development, management and administration of first- and second-cycle courses. In view of the department’s focus on continuous development, interest in educational development and reformation is key. At least 20 per cent of the post consists of research and professional development activities. The applicant must be able to work independently and actively as a researcher, and will be expected to contribute to the joint research environment at the department.

The Department of Strategic Communication has a strong interest in cooperation with wider society. In the context of education and research, the position therefore includes establishing contacts and networks, and, where necessary, participating in and managing external education and research assignments.

The ability to teach in English is a requirement. Applicants who do not master Swedish or another Scandinavian language will be expected to acquire such ability within four years of appointment.

Qualifications
To be eligible for appointment, the applicant must hold a PhD or the equivalent international degree in a relevant subject area. Furthermore, the applicant must have completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate documented teaching expertise and experience in both teaching and research in the field of Strategic Communication.

Assessment criteria
In the assessment of research and teaching expertise and experience, priority will be given to experience in Strategic Communication or related subjects.

When assessing the applicant’s research expertise, special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s research activity (scope/quality), ability to initiate and independently conduct research, documented ability to obtain research funding in national competition, and demonstrated ability to engage in the research community.

The applicant’s teaching expertise must be well documented. When assessing the applicant’s teaching expertise, the primary focus will be on the quality of their teaching. Importance will also be attached to the scope of their teaching, in terms of both breadth and depth. Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s documented ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop teaching, and their skills in linking their teaching to research. In the assessment of teaching expertise, the applicant’s documented ability to contribute to the development of higher education teaching, and to the quality of education, will also be taken into account.

Furthermore, the applicant’s ability to engage in wider society, and to communicate research and development work, will be taken into account. Professional experiences in strategic communication are considered a qualification.

The Department of Strategic Communication is a small department where collegial cooperation and the contributions of each individual are very important. Emphasis will therefore be placed on the applicant’s interpersonal skills and initiative, and, on the basis of their experience and expertise, their potential to complement and contribute to the department’s ongoing and future education, research and external engagement.

The University applies individual salary setting. Please include your salary requirements in your application.




Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/3461
Contact
  • James Pamment, +46 42 356582, james.pamment@isk.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 15.Dec.2017
Last application date 22.Jan.2018 11:59 PM CET

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