Université libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium) opens a full-time academic position in Strategic Communication.
The appointee is expected to teach courses and to conduct research in communication, particularly in the transversal and strategic aspects related to influence mechanisms (e.g., in the political, commercial, health, humanitarian, military, diplomatic, domains). The pedagogical and scientific activities of the candidate will fit in the following areas: persuasive and influence communication, public relations, lobbying, corporate communication, communication of international institutions, crisis communication, communication and conflicts, intercultural communication, health communication.
The applicant will articulate theoretical analysis and fieldwork, both in teaching and research. They will provide the contexts and the stakes pertaining to various forms of communication and their strategic implications.
The successful candidate will devise courses both at the Bachelor and Master levels. They are expected to demonstrate potential for managing a pedagogical team (at the Bachelor level in information and communication, and/or at the Master level in communication and in multilingual communication).
The candidate’s research activities and projects should fit within the interests of the Research Center in Information and Communication at ULB (ReSIC center).
Research Field : Information and Communication
Teaching and Research Objectives:
The appointee must develop a teaching and research program in communication, in the topics listed above. They are expected to mentor students and supervise their Master theses and PhD dissertations. They will also collaborate effectively with the research team and reinforce their efforts in developing collective projects, applying for external funds (FNRS, Regions, Europe…), and promoting research in the department.
Courses included in the teaching load at the time of recruitment:
The candidate will be teaching courses in the Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Communication, in the Master’s Degree in Communication and in Multilingual Communication, in relation to the domains listed above. They will create courses connected to their research interests. The teaching load consists of a maximum of 120 hours per year; such load is reduced during the first three years.
Main Research Field : Communication Sciences
Required educational level: PhD Degree in Communication
Required Languages :
Français : excellent
English : excellent
For more information, please contact Prof. Irene Di Jorio (Irene.Di.Jorio@ulb.be).