Are you passionate about research and teaching communication science, interested in how communication plays a role in the different key issues (e.g., climate change, misinformation, or polarization) high on the public and media agendas, how media and organizations relate to these issues, and looking for a challenging job in a dynamic setting? Effective immediately, we are looking for an Assistant Professor in Communication Science with a focus on strategic communication, organisations, and society.
The Department of Communication Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Communication Science with a focus on strategic communication, organisations, and society, starting no later than 15 August 2023. As an Assistant Professor, you will be a member of the Corporate Communication Group
which is one of the four program groups in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. The Corporate Communication group applies a broad communication-science focus to understand communication around major societal issues. To understand these communication dynamics, this group specifically looks at the interplay of organizations with traditional and social media, other sociopolitical and economic actors (like politicians and journalists), and the general public. Important themes within the research and teaching of the program group include: (1) mediatization processes related to issue and corporate communication, (2) AI and other digital innovations, (3) diversity and sustainability, and (4) legitimacy and visibility of public and private organisations.
We are primarily looking for candidates interested in broad communication science questions who are willing to apply an issue-based approach to studying the interplay between organisations, media, and society.
Our courses focus on the interplay between media, organisations, and society. Courses we teach in the Master's program are the specialization seminars Strategic Communication and Organisations, Media, and Society; and electives like CSR Communication, PR, Media and the Public, Climate Change Communication, Sustainability Marketing and Communication, Digital Analytics and Shaping Society: How Organisations and Media Influence Public Issues. In the Bachelor's program, we teach the domain module Corporate Communication, elective courses like Organisations in the Media, The Language of Strategic Communication, and The Crisis of Trust: Organizations under Public Scrutiny, and graduation projects in which students write their Bachelor thesis.
Within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Communication Science offers a Bachelor's and several Master's degree programmes. With more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, the Department of Communication Science
is among the largest departments at the University of Amsterdam with an outstanding international reputation. The College of Communication and the Graduate School of Communication offer a Bachelor and Master program, a European joint degree program in Journalism and a Research Master, the only of its kind in the Netherlands. The teaching in our Communication Science program is interdisciplinary and internationally oriented, offering tracks taught in both English and Dutch. The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR
) is the research institute for the Communication Science department, and formulated an ambitious Research programme.
The Department is the home of several initiatives and it participates in several of the University and Faculty Research Priority Areas
.What are you going to do
As an Assistant Professor in Corporate Communication, you:
- teach regular courses in the programmes of the Bachelor and Master communication science in Dutch and/or English, including substantive theoretical coursework and statistical/methodological coursework;
- organize teaching in the field of Corporate Communication on different themes within the program, from first year's bachelor courses to courses in the master track Corporate Communication and the research master in Communication Science;
- supervise and evaluate Bachelor theses, Master theses and internships;
- conduct research on Corporate Communication within the ASCoR research program within one or more of the four research pillars of the group focusing on the relation between organisations and: (a) mediatisation, (b) legitimacy and visibility, (c) artificial intelligence (AI) and technology, and (d) sustainability and diversity;
- take part in outreach and impact activities;
- contribute to and lead applications for external funding;
- participate in committees, groups and projects in the program group Corporate Communication.