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Full or Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies

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University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

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As a leading business university we set global standards for research and teaching by promoting integrative thought, responsible action and an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation in business and society.

Full or Associate Professor or Media and Communication Studies (full time)

The University of St. Gallen seeks to appoint a Professor of Media and Communication Studies within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) from February 1st, 2020.

The successful candidate will investigate the role of media in the interplay between state, economy and private sphere.

Possible research specialisms include theories of digital transformation, the analysis of communication networks, forms of production and organisation of social media, trans-medial convergence, and media aesthetics.

She or he will co-direct the "Media" concentration in the Contextual Studies programme (, and will be committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching, and will cooperate with colleagues in the University's main disciplines.

The languages of instruction are German and English.

Candidates must have a PhD, first rate publications, and outstanding university teaching experience.

The teaching requirement is 8 hours a week (approximately 2-3 courses) per semester.

The University of St Gallen is an equal opportunity employer.

We specifically encourage women to apply, as well as applicants with backgrounds that are underrepresented among our current senior faculty.

To discuss the position informally, please contact Professor Yvette Sanchez, Head of the Search Committee: / Tel: +44 71224 25 66.

Candidates should submit their application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications list, teaching portfolio, copies of degrees, and a published work that best represents their current research profile, to the Dean of the SHSS, Prof. Yvette Sanchez (online via the website:

The deadline for applications is February 25 2019.

Status: Professor
Location: St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND
Advert Published: 28 Jan 2019
Expiry date: 25 Feb 2019
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