18,250 Professor in Media and Communication, Lund University


We are looking to recruit a Professor in Media and Communication to strengthen and extend the existing research in the department in media, culture and democracy. MKV at Lund is in the top 100 communication and media departments in the world as ranked by the QS World University Subject Rankings 2021.

The professor will contribute to the intellectual life of MKV by taking a leading role in the research subject, conducting and publishing outstanding quality international research, engaging in research led teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the wider activities of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Candidates should have recognition of outstanding research contribution in chosen fields in media and communication, a track record of excellent international publications, and extensive experience of leadership in research and teaching. The candidate should have high level expertise in curriculum design, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, doctoral and post doctoral supervision in media and communication. In addition, expertise in media, culture and democracy is needed as part of the research strategy.

MKV’s research strategy is connected to four themes: media engagement, democracy and cultural citizenship; media industries and creativity; gender, health and society; audiences, popular culture and everyday life.  Researchers working across these themes are committed to theory driven, mixed methods research. Our strategy focuses on quality outputs, in line with the overall international research strategy for Lund University. See website https://www.kom.lu.se/en/research/mkv/

MKV’s teaching portfolio includes undergraduate level courses, primarily taught in Swedish, with some English language courses. The MSc in Media and Communication is taught in English, with courses connected to our research themes, e.g. Media Audiences, Media and Diversity. See https://www.kom.lu.se/en/education/media-and-communication-studies/international-master-programme-in-media-and-communication-studies/

The post comes with a competitive salary, pension scheme, research time (50 per cent), a collegial departmental culture and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

The person specification for this post includes other criteria used when shortlisting candidates, located on the LU online recruitment portal. For further information about the post please see  https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:419017/

Professor Annette Hill

Chair in Media and Communication

Lund University, Sweden


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