Senior Lecturer in Communication
University of Gothenburg

Senior Lecturer in Communication

Diary id: PAR 2020/355
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Applied Information Technology
Apply by: 2020-04-07

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.

For more information about the department, see

We are looking for two senior lecturers, see also the advert with reference number PAR 2020/363.

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

This position as senior lecturer includes teaching and skills development with the aim of teaching to be research connected. In this position you are expected to:

  • Teach courses in the Master in Communication program (which is taught entirely in English).
  • Ensure that your teaching efforts are based on research-related competence.
  • Prepare and deliver entire courses or parts of courses and be able to take on course responsibilities.
  • Grade examination assignments.
  • Supervise master's theses.


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 a Doctoral degree in Communication (or in a closely related field) or corresponding scientific competence of importance for the position and the tasks involved that is important in the view of the content of the employment and the duties that are to be included.


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 ability to attract external funding is deemed a merit.
Experience of independent research in communication is a requirement for the position.

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. The teaching aptitude should be well documented so that quality can be assessed.
Experience of teaching communication is a requirement for the position. Attended courses in higher education didactics and pedagogy are deemed a merit.

Particularly meritorious is documented experience of successful teaching / documented competence to teach digital communication including digital literacies, computer mediated communication including social media, multimodal communication and rhetorics, but also documented experience of successful supervision at master's level. In addition, the ability to contribute to teaching in the following areas is considered meritorious: interpersonal communication  and pragmatics, theories and methods in the field of communication, intercultural communication as well as leadership and organizational communication.

Applicants should be fluent in English. Teaching, as well as our research seminars and discussions are usually conducted in English.

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. References will be emphasized in the assessment. 


Form of employment: The position is a general fixed-term employment (allmän visstidsanställning).
Scope: 100%, fulltime
Period: 15th of May 2020 or according to agreement, until 14th of June 2021
Placement: The department of Applied Information Technology, The Division of Cognition and Communication

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:

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.

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, where you state what you want to work with if you are offered the employment
  • 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.
  • References to two managers

Closing date: 7th of April 2020

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