Assistant Professor in Digital Communication

Assistant Professor in Digital Communication

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11 Mar 8 Apr Oslo

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The successful candidate is expected to:


  • Carry out internationally oriented, empirical research that is publishable in established international refereed journals;
  • Contribute actively to the development of the Department’s research in the field of communication;
  • Expand the Department’s national and international research connections;
  • Participate actively in the Department’s research groups, such as the Nordic Center for Internet and Society ( and/or the Nordic Alliance for Communication & Management (, as well as in relevant international scientific associations and networks.


  • Contribute to the development of both bachelor and master level courses in organizational, corporate, and/or computer-mediated communication.
  • Perform teaching and supervising tasks for the Bachelor’s programme in Digital Communication and Marketing, and the Department’s teaching in the international masters programmes in communication and/or technology.


  • Take an active part in relevant national and international academic networks and organizations;
  • Develop and maintain close contacts with relevant organizations and professionals in the field of media and communication.


BI Norwegian Business School


  • A PhD degree in the social sciences, preferably in management, sociology, technology or communication, and ranks among the top 10-20% of his or her peer group;
  • A strong research track record, including articles in international refereed journals; or manuscripts in later stages of development for such journals
  • Extensive knowledge of and ample experience with a wide range of social-scientific research methods;
  • The ability and willingness to develop and conduct cross-national, comparative research;
  • Expert knowledge in the field of media, communication, or technology, and the ability to make a substantial contribution to introductory and specialization courses in the programmes offered by the Department;
  • The ability and willingness to teach a variety of subjects in the field of communication and technology and to supervise students;
  • Ideally, some prior teaching experience in an international environment with the proven ability to inspire students from undergraduate to postgraduate levels, apparent from positive assessments by students and peers (successful candidates who don’t possess a formal teaching qualification, are expected to acquire it within two years);
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to work closely together with others in an international and diverse team environment;
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English, preferably also in Norwegian. At BI Norwegian Business School today, bachelor level classes are predominantly taught in Norwegian and master classes are taught in English. Applicants are expected to be able to teach in Norwegian within 5 years. Language classes are sponsored by BI Norwegian Business School.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

Candidates with a very strong track-record and outstanding performance may be invited to enter our 4 year tenure track programme, which offers them the possibility to qualify for a tenured position as Associate Professor after the completion of this present 4 year contract.
The conditions of employment correspond with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of Norwegian higher education. BI Norwegian Business School has attractive employment conditions, including pension and insurance benefits.


BI Norwegian Business School

BI Norwegian Business School is an independent, not-for-profit foundation and the main provider of research based knowledge on business and management disciplines in Norway.


Communication and Culture

The department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Digital Communication for a 4-year tenure track position.  The successful candidate is expected to be a driving force that enhances our research and teaching at the intersection of communication and digital technology.  The department has 55 faculty and conducts research and teaching in fields such as corporate and, cross-cultural communication, Internet Studies, as well as management in the media, education, arts and creative industries sectors. Please visit our website for more details.


  • Research, development, innovation; Education; Assistant professor; Marketing and communications; IT
  • Economics; Natural sciences; Behaviour and society; Engineering
  • Doctorate
  • AT Assistant Professor CD


BI Norwegian Business School

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