At the University of Vaasa we have an open mind and we want to build a sustainable future. We are a university that invests in high-quality research and teaching and takes on the challenges of our time. We educate responsible and internationally-oriented leaders and experts. We are known for the high quality of our education and our inspiring teachers. At the core of our university is a high level of expertise in business studies, technology, administrative sciences and communication. The discipline-specific research is complemented by our phenomenon-based research platforms.
We are now inviting applications for a tenure track position in digital communication within the subject area of communication studies. For the successful applicant this position offers an excellent opportunity to build a multifaceted academic career in a dynamic and international environment.
Job description and requirements
The research focus associated with this position is on digital agency and digitalization in the broad sense. The expected areas of interest ideally include, but are not limited to, the following:
In addition, publications in the fields of user-centered design, sustainability, and business research are considered as merits.
The Tenure Track position is research-orientated, but the appointed person will also acquire external funding, deliver high-quality teaching and theses supervision, actively participate in activities within the scientific community and university administration, as well as create societal impact through their work. The duties in teaching and supervision are related to the study programmes in communication studies. The scope of responsibilities is determined according to the career stage of the successful candidate and agreed in more detail in the annual work plan.
We are looking for candidates with a suitable doctoral degree (PhD) together with, excellent academic merit as well as evidence of the ability to produce high quality research. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching. Applicants will also be evaluated on the basis of relevance and innovativeness of their preliminary research plan. Please see the complete appointment plan for more information regarding the position, requirements and appointment procedure :
The position is located in the School of Marketing and Communication and the research will be undertaken as a part of the multidisciplinary research platform Digital Economy. More information:
Applications are submitted using the university’s own electronic form (See the ‘Submit an application’ button below). In order for applications to be processed, the application form must be filled out and the enclosures listed in the appointment plan, must be attached to it. The application period is open until midnight (Finnish time, GMT +3hrs) 17.8.2020.
Further information about the position:
Please note: due to the summer holiday season, there may be delays in replies to queries.
A Finnish version of the job ad can be found here.
Working with us
The 5,000 students and 500 employees of the University of Vaasa thrive on the most beautiful campus in Finland, located at the seaside. Our university community is international: we come from 80 countries. Our vibrant campus enables networking as part of a close-knit work community. As an employer we invest in the well-being of our personnel by offering flexible working hours, extensive occupational healthcare, as well as opportunities for training and competence development. We recognise and reward personnel in a number of ways, including financial rewards for publications of high classification. We have been awarded the HR Excellence in Research recognition. More about us: www.univaasa.fi/en/rekry/.
City of Vaasa
The coastal city of Vaasa is a trendy and international centre of culture, education and tourism in Western Finland, with nearly 70,000 inhabitants. Vaasa is host to the Nordic countries' most significant centre of excellence in sustainable technology and energy solutions. Its leading exporters' and subcontractors' accumulated turnover of more than EUR 5billion accounts for 30% of Finland's energy technology exports and employs 12,000 experts.
Application period starts: 2020-06-11 13:00
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|Title||Tenure Track position in communication and digital economy|
|Employer||University of Vaasa|
|Job location||Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa|
|Published||June 30, 2020|
|Application deadline||August 17, 2020|
|Job types||Professor,   Assistant / Associate Professor,   Tenure Track  |
|Fields||Marketing,   Media and Communication Studies,   Information Systems  |