Postdoc position: Strategic Communication

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Belgium

August 10, 2021

Description

Postdoc position: Strategic Communication

(ref. BAP-2021-604)

Last modification : Thursday, July 15, 2021

The postdoc position is available at the Institute for Media Studies, a research unit within the Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven (Belgium). KU Leuven represents a leading academic institution in Europe that is currently the largest university in Belgium in terms of research funding and expenditure. The university's mission is to provide excellence in academic education and research and to offer a distinguished service to society. Owing to KU Leuven's cutting-edge research, KU Leuven is a charter member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in Europe. The postdoc position Strategic Communication is situated at Institute for Media Studies – an internationally oriented research unit studying the production, effects and meanings of (digital) media and communication. The research group produces innovative and critical scientific research with a particular focus on media culture and policy; journalism and news; human- computer-interaction; strategy and marketing. This vacancy can be particularly situated in the latter domain.

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Responsibilities

This postdoc Strategic Communication offers a position in teaching and research. On the one hand, the candidate will teach courses in the Master ‘Bedrijfscommunicatie' and ‘Communicatiewetenschappen' on internal- and external communication in/of (business) organizations. Possible courses are 'Advertising', 'Evidence-based Stategische Communicatie', 'Bedrijfscommunicatie', 'Interne Communicatie'. Course material is available and the candidate will have a teaching assistant to fully support her/him in coordinating courses and teaching.

On the other hand, the candidate will have the opportunity to further develop research in the broad field of strategic communication at the Institute for Media Studies. (S)he will publish in international peer-reviewed journals and write research proposals for (international) funds and grants. Alternatively, projects can be developed at IMS in which bridges are built between academia and (media) organizations and companies outside academia.

In offering these possibilities, the position Strategic Communication aims to provide a springboard for a solid career in academia or the private sector.

Profile

The candidate:

Should have obtained a PhD in communication sciences or social sciences

Has an academic profile related to strategic communication, either focused on internal- or external communication or both (e.g., demonstrated by international peer-reviewed publications, PhD-thesis)

Has the ambition to pursue an academic career in communication sciences or the private (commercial/media) field, but has a strong affinity with bridging both domains.

Has experience in lecturing at the university and/or (business) organizations and has good teaching skills and didactic qualities

Speaks Dutch and English language fluently

Offer

A 1-year contract that starts on 1 October 2021.

Salary and benefits are in line with the university salary scales for post- doctoral staff. https: // www. kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/werken-bij- kuleuven/werken-bij-kuleuven.

Interested?

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents before 10 August 2021 in order to apply for this position:

CV (including an overview of academic publication list)

A motivation letter explaining interest in this postdoc position Strategic Communication

Selected candidates will be invited and should be available for an interview around the middle of August.

More information can be obtained by contacting Prof. Stef Aupers (stef.aupers@kuleuven.be) or Prof. Baldwin van Gorp (baldwin.vangorp@kuleuven.be)

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

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