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Job offer: Lecturer in communication

14.02.2019 13:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of Gothenburg

Deadline: February 19, 2019

Diary id: PAR 2019/175

Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary)

Location: Applied Information Technology

The department of Applied Information Technology offers education and carries out research within the areas informatics, learning, communication and cognitive science in close collaboration with the industry and public sector. Development of the individual’s knowledge and ability to analyze, understand and handle the digitalization of society, different aspects of IT, interaction between people and interaction between people and technology are at focus.

The department is located at Campus Lindholmen and is a part of The IT faculty at The University of Gothenburg.

The Division of Cognition and Communication is an active environment for research and education in Communication and Cognitive Science. The Division offers an International Master’s program in Communication, a bachelor degree program in Cognitive Science and PhD programs in Communication and Cognitive Science.

We are currently strengthening our capacity in the field of Communication thus announcing a fixed-term employment as a lecturer in that subject. Interviews may be held continuously.

Subject area


Job assignments

We are looking for a teacher who can assist the supervisors and examinators of degree projects in their work, primarily in the program Master in Communication, but possibly also in other education programs at the department. Prioritized areas of competence within the field of communication are internal and external organizational communication, strategic communication, social media and digital communication. The range of tasks of this position also includes assisting in teaching in various courses in the program Master in Communication, assisting in the development of the Master’s program as well as single courses of the Master’s program.


Qualifying to be employed as a lecturer is the one who has demonstrated pedagogical skills and has undergone university education at advanced level or has equivalent skills or other skills relevant to the content and the tasks of the employment.


The person should have completed a university education at an advanced level (Master, Magister, Diplom) in the field of communication, and have a background within social science. Experience in tutoring and teaching in - for the position - relevant areas regarding communication, is meritorious.

Also Higher Teacher training or equivalent is deemed a merit. Furthermore, expertise in the following areas are beneficial: teaching academic writing skills, intercultural communication and interpersonal communication.

Weight will also be attached to documented ability and skill to collaborate with others. Applicants must be able to supervise and teach in English. The ability to perform administrative and educational tasks that require understanding and use of the Swedish language is seen as a beneficial.

The university will through this recruitment make a holistic assessment of aptitude and skills and select the applicant who is deemed to have the best pre-requisites for fulfilling the duties involved in the position, for collaborating with other staff and for contributing to a positive development of the division.


The position is a fixed-term employment at the scope of 100 % during the period 1st of March 2019 – 31st of January 2020. Possible lower scope and earlier start date can be discussed during the interview.

Appointment procedure

The selection, interview and assessment will be undertaken by a local recruiting group.

Interviews may be held continuously.

For further information:

For further information regarding the position, please contact the Head of Division, Alexander Almér: +46 (0)31 786 27 77

Questions about the recruitment procedure can be directed to Human Resources Officer Emil Fägerwall Ödman: 031-786 2904


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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. 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.

Closing date: 19 February 2019

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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