Do you want to pursue an academic career with an emphasis on teaching and the development and coordination of courses and curricula? We are looking for an Assistant Professor of Communication Science who has a media-sociological perspective in research and teaching, an interest in the role of media in our society, and expertise in qualitative research.
The department of Communication Science at Radboud University is looking for an assistant professor to further strengthen its educational programme and its highly reputed research. Your educational responsibilities will be to develop and co-develop, coordinate, and teach courses in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes, with a focus on the media-sociological perspective in communication science. More concretely, you will participate in and develop courses related to the media landscape, media as societal institutions, and media content. Furthermore, you will be expected to take up a central role in teaching qualitative research to our students. Your methodological expertise should therefore include qualitative research methods. And, of course, you will also supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses. We will encourage you to apply for funding to innovate our educational programmes, for example by applying for a Comenius Fellowship or other funds for innovation in education.
Your research should be of high quality and should align with the Communication and Media research programme of the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI). Within this programme, we investigate the potential of mediated communication for improving well-being. We focus on insights into the production, content and reception of communication that can provide a positive contribution to addressing contemporary challenges related to, for example, health, diversity and inclusion, media literacy, sustainability, and politics. Driven by these objectives, we focus on three communication themes: influence (commercial and prosocial communication), information (journalism and news), and entertainment (consumer community and culture). For example, we study how media interventions can make people adopt healthy and sustainable behaviours, support people in handling the abundance of news and other information that is presented to them, and stimulate their moral and emotional development.
Within this position, you will be expected to develop, carry out, and coordinate excellent and innovative teaching in Dutch (70%), as well as performing and publishing high-quality research (30%). You will collaborate with researchers from the Communication and Media research group, with other research groups at BSI, and with external scholars (e.g. in team-grant applications). Lastly, you will also participate in management tasks related to education.
You will be asked to apply for internal or external funding focused on (innovative) education, and you will collaborate with researchers from the Communication and Media research group, with other research groups at BSI, and with external scholars (e.g. in team-grant applications). Lastly, you will also participate in management tasks related to education.
Fixed-term contract: It concerns a temporary employment for 1 or 1,5 year, with the prospect of a permanent position after positive evaluation.
Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen
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Make sure to apply no later than 14 Jan 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).
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