Lunds universitet, Institutionen för kommunikation och medier

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 Communication and Media offers high quality international research and education in media and communication studies, media history, journalism and rhetoric. Staff and students work within subjects from Social Sciences and Humanities. There is a lively research culture, with established doctoral programmes, visiting researchers, regular international seminar series, conferences and events. When it comes to media and communication studies, the research and people are ranked in the Top 100 Communication and Media departments (QS World University Rankings by subject 2020). Media and communication studies at Lund delivers postgraduate education and PhD training to a high standard of international excellence, including our MSc in Media and Communication.

Research strategy:
Media and Communication research at Lund University focuses on the study of media, society and culture. Our research addresses media and communication structures and processes in modern life. Our aim is to broaden understanding of knowledge, power and social relations in national and transnational media environments. Strategic research areas include: media engagement, democracy and cultural citizenship; media industries and creativity; gender, health and society; audiences, popular culture and everyday life. Researchers in our department specialize in political and cultural engagement, critical animal studies, media and migration, digital media and everyday life, media scandals, celebrities and cultural industries, mobile socialities, media audiences, urban creative collectives, and visual Cultures

Job assignment:
The holder of a doctoral position has as primary obligation to successfully fulfill the third cycle education ending with a PhD degree. Regulations concerning appointment as a full time doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§. The holder of the position should conduct research relevant to the research strategy above. The holder of a doctoral position is expected to participate actively and to be frequently present in the research and teaching environment of the Department in Lund and may have to perform departmental duties, above all teaching, amounting to about 20 per cent of full time.

Eligibility/Entry requirements:
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to the requirements described above the applicant must have at least 30 second-cycle credits in Media and Communication Studies or similar discipline within social science or humanities. The applicant must have completed a second-cycle independent project of at least 15 credits. The assessment will be based on national guidelines.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD studies may be appointed to doctoral candidate positions. When an appointment to such a position is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral positions may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Basis of assessment:
In accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, paragraph 5, particular emphasis for admission shall be placed upon the applicant’s ability to successfully complete PhD studies, as indicated by academic qualifications and merits. The research plan and its relation to the research strategy as well as previously written theses and publications are important indicators of ability. Also English language proficiency at an advanced level will be emphasized in the assessment.

The application must contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of grades and examination certificates
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in Media and Communication studies or similar discipline within social science or humanities
  • A concise research plan (maximum 3000 words)
  • Other qualifications of relevance for the position.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2019-09-01 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/4341
  • Mia-Marie Hammarlin, Head of department, +46 46 222 0116,
  • Annette Hill, Professor, +46 46 222 8880,
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 17.Dec.2018
Last application date 31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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