Senior Lecturer in Communication
University of Gothenburg IT Faculty

Fixed-term Senior Lecturer in Communication

Diary id:PAR 2020/898

Employment level:Fixed term

Location:Applied Information Technology

Apply by:2020-08-17

We develop the individual's knowledge and ability to analyze, understand and handle various aspects of IT as well as the interaction between human and technology in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, digital innovation, e-Health, Internet of Things, mobile communication, robots, social media and IT in schools and teaching.

We provide education at Bachelor's and Master's level anchored in research and the development of society.

The department is located at the knowledge-intensive Lindholmen, and has a well-developed collaboration with both business and public sector as well as the civil society.

Cognition and communication at the department

The department conducts a broad research with an interest in human interaction and communication with relation to society's digitalization and social and cognitive conditions, at the individual, group and organizational level.

Research in Division of Cognition and Communication in the field of communication is primarily focused on organizational, intercultural and digital communication. The research in cognitive science links AI with machine learning and modeling of human cognition, emotion theory and multimodal interaction, with possible applications e.g. in decision support and autonomous systems.

All teaching at the department's program Master in Communication and the bachelor program in Cognitive Science reflects the strong research environment.

In both research and education, the department has a long tradition of working closely with industry and the public sector. The department hosts ICED Lab and is active in various collaborative projects on, among other things, Artificial Intelligence.
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Subject area


Subject area description

The topic of communication is focused on understanding various forms of communication in various contexts. Communication is an interdisciplinary area at the intersection of social sciences, humanities and technology. Organizational communication, intercultural communication as well as consequences in terms of challenges and opportunities that result from the accelerating spread of information and communication technology in various contexts are important areas in our research and education.

Job assignments

In this position as senior lecturer you are expected to:

  • Teach and take course responsibility for two courses on our international master program in communication, one in organizational communication and one in research methods in communication. All teaching takes place in English.
  • Grade examination assignments

In addition to the tasks specified above, the employment also includes smaller teaching efforts on other courses in communication.


The eligibility for employment as a teacher is stated in chapter 4, sections 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's employment procedure. Qualifying to be employed is the one who has demonstrated educational skill, has obtained a doctorate in Communication (or in a closely related field) or has equivalent scientific competence or any other skill that is important in the view of the content of the employment and the duties that are to be included.

Experience of teaching communication as well as independent research in communication are requirements for the position.


In the evaluation of applicants, equal attention will be paid to competence in research and teaching.

The assessment of scientific aptitude involves documented ability to in an independent manner initiate and conduct research, documented ability to collaborate in the organizational development and research and contribute to a research environment. Scientific excellence should be illustrated through research activities and publishing within relevant fields.

The assessment of teaching aptitude is focused on pedagogical experience considered to be of relevance to the position. The teaching aptitude should hence primarily relate to teaching in communication. Particularly meritorious is documented experience of successful teaching / documented competence to teach, organizational communication as well as research methods in communication. Ability to supervise master thesis projects would also be consider meritorious for the position.

Applicants should be fluent in oral and written English. Research seminars and discussions are usually also conducted in English.

We will put an emphasis on references in the assessment.

The university will through this recruitment make a holistic assessment of aptitude and skills and select the applicant which is deemed to have the best pre-requisites to conduct and develop current tasks of the position, interact and cooperate externally and internally, as well as contributing to a positive development of the division. 


The position is a substitute employment of 50 % during the period 1st of October 2020 - 31st of March 2021 with placement at the Department of Applied IT. 
Starting date: 1st of October 2020 or according to agreement.

Appointment procedure

The selection, interview and assessment will be undertaken by a local recruiting group.
Interviews may be held continuously.

For further information:

- Regarding the position please contact Alexander Almér, Head of division: +46 31-786 27 77
- Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Emil Fägerwall Ödman, Human Resources Officer: +46 31-786 2904


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system, start by clicking the button “Apply”. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

The following documents are to be attached:

  • Resume / CV and data
  • Degrees and diplomas, certificates or other documents
  • Letter of intent of maximum one A4 page
  • Presentation of scientific merits containing a list of the (maximum) 5 scientific papers cited, justification for the selection and concise statement of its own scientific activities.
  • Presentation of educational credentials containing educational training, a list of the (maximum) 5 pedagogic / teaching materials cited and concise statement of educational activities and reflection. Qualitative reviews, course evaluations or equivalent should be included or referenced in the appendices.
  • 2 references

Closing date: 17th of August 2020

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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