Temporary Lecturer In Investigative Journalism

Göteborg University
December 07, 2023
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication is located at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gothenburg. Journalism is taught at undergraduate and graduate level. The majority of these students are on the bachelor's program in journalism, which comprises 180 credits. The department conducts research in journalism within the framework of several profile areas.

The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication is now looking for a temporary lecturer in the subject of journalism with a specialization in investigative journalism.

Form of employment: Temporary employment, until 30 June 2024 at the latest.

Extent: 25 per cent of full time

Location: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, Gothenburg.

Access: 2024-01-01 or according to agreement

Diary number: PAR 2023/1287

Subject area


Subject area description

Investigative journalism


The tasks consist mainly of teaching, supervision and examination on the international Master in Investigative Journalism program, within the courses JU2600 Investigative Journalism Across borders and JU2604 Master's project in investigative journalism. Work assignments on other courses and in other areas of journalism may occur. The employment includes lectures, exercises, seminars and examination components and supervision as well as preparation and follow- up.


The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.

To be eligible for appointment as a lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, the applicant is required to have demonstrated teaching expertise and to have completed higher education at second-cycle level at least, or have the corresponding competence or some other expertise that is of value in view of the subject area content of the post and the duties it will involve.

For employment as a university lecturer in investigative journalism, you must have a master's degree in journalism, preferably with a specialization in investigative journalism, and have knowledge of, and professional experience in, cross border collaborations in investigative journalism.

The ability to teach in English is a requirement.

Assessment criteria

For employment, you need to be able to demonstrate experience of educational activities on at least basic level, including lectures, seminars and supervision. Pedagogical skill will primarily be assessed in relation to the area specified in the delimitation of the work tasks.

When deciding on employment, we will attach particular importance to professional and subject-related skills and general suitability regarding the content of the advertised position. Knowledge of, and professional experience in, project management and coordination of projects and networks in investigative journalism is an advantage. Knowledge and professional experience of working in digital environments, with an emphasis on digital security and open source platforms, is desirable.

Particular attention will be paid to the personal qualities required to initiate and sustain co-operations, both internally and externally.

According to the employment regulations for teachers at the University of Gothenburg with the local application of the Faculty of Social Sciences (GU 2019/843), the applicant shall be selected who, after an overall assessment of skills and development potential, is deemed to have the best conditions for carrying out the tasks included in the employment.


The position is temporary with the extent of 25%, until 30 June 2024 at the latest, and is located at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg. The time may be extended.

Starting date 2024-01-01 or according to agreement

Selection process

Selection, interview and assessment are carried out by a local recruitment team.

If you intend to apply for a temporary position, you should read the employment regulations for the employment of teachers at the University of Gothenburg.

It is available at: https: // medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1778/1778065samfak- anstaellningsordning-foer-laerarerev-200903sv.pdf

The regulation can also be requested from the HR officer Sofia Hallsten at e-mail [email protected].

The application should be made online and should include:

- Curriculum vitae/CV and personal data

- Diplomas, certificates or other documents

- A brief description of pedagogical merits, including pedagogical training and experience (both subject-related and pedagogical). Qualitative assessments can be attached or referred to in the annexes.

- Brief account of scientific merits

- Brief account of any leadership and administrative merits as well as collaboration merits.

For questions regarding the handling of the applicant portal or technical problems, please contact [email protected].

Contact information

Theo Röhle, Deputy Head of Department +46 (0) 31 786 1228 [email protected]


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https: // www. gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande


Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

Any scientific publications, writings and similar that are not available in electronic form should be sent to:

Sofia Hallsten

University of Gothenburg

Department of Journalism, Media and Communication

Box 710

40530 Gothenburg

Please mark your documents with diary number: PAR 2023/1287

Applications must be received by: 2023-12-07

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https: // www. gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services https: // www. movetogothenburg.com/

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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