Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer in Social sciences, Information science – Nord, Norway


A permanent full-time position is currently available at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Nord University, Campus Bodø as an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Analytics at Norway – 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: According to standard norms

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV)

Nord University, Norway


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Qualification Details

Appointment as Associate Professor

  • A Norwegian doctoral degree within a relevant academic field or a corresponding international doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, or equivalent expertise at a similar level documented through scientific production of the same scope and quality will be required for appointment as an Associate Professor. Relevant fields include social sciences or information science, with an emphasis on network analysis and/or the use of analytical tools for the collection and analysis of information from digital sources.
  • Extensive documented research and development work, the quality and scope of which correspond to a doctoral workload in relevant fields, will be required for appointment as an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer.

Appointment as Lecturer:

  • For appointment to the post of Lecturer, relevant education from a university or university college, a master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, information science or equivalent, with the same academic requirements as for Associate Professors will be required.

Common for all

  • The successful applicant must have in-depth knowledge of the methodologies used to conduct research in digital media and the use of relevant software.
  • Relevant practical educational skills are required for the position. Applicants must document that they have basic skills in planning, implementing, evaluating and developing teaching and supervision. New supplementary provisions for educational skills came into effect on 1 September, 2019. For further information, see the University’s website. Applicants who are unable to document relevant practical educational skills at the time of appointment must acquire such skills within a two-year period. Nord University offers a course on University Pedagogy which covers this requirement.
  • It is advantageous if the applicant has experience in communications work.

Emphasis will be placed on the following when assessing and ranking qualified applicants:

  • Educational background
  • Research and development work within the academic field
  • Relevant work experience involving the analysis of large data volumes or social networks Excellent ability to communicate with students and colleagues and active participation in the research group Personal qualities that could contribute positively to the working environment

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Have an interest in research within media analytics, with a focus on strategic communications (political communications, journalism, PR, marketing, public information, information services) in digital media
  • Have an interest in following trends in digital communications and staying up-to-date with changes and innovation
  • Have an excellent aptitude for collaboration, a focus on development and are able to undertake targeted work, independently and as part of a team
  • Have an ability to systematically work on research and academic/educational development within digital media and analytical tools

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Use of analytical tools to study social networks
  • Automatic collection of data from digital sources and networks (SNS, games, apps) Collection and analysis of large data volumes
  • User surveys and target audience analysis in digital media
  • Practical and ethical issues associated with the digital collection of information
  • The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in the journalism research group

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 30070948

Application Procedure

  • An application letter containing a description of your motivation for applying for the position.
  • A full CV (education, work and teaching experience and overview of any scientific publications).
  • Certified copies of grade transcripts, diplomas and relevant certificates.
  • Complete copies of a selection of up to ten of the most relevant publications and an overview of these.
  • The doctoral thesis/master's thesis must be enclosed as one of these works. Applicants are asked to prioritise the five most important works and to provide a justification for the prioritisation.
  • Educational CV and reflection notes in accordance with supplementary provisions for educational expertise.
  • Documentation of other activities considered relevant to the position and which the applicant would like to be considered in the assessment.
  • Contact details for two-three references (names, relationship to the applicant, telephone numbers, e-mail address).

All documentation that is to be considered must be uploaded as attachments to the application.

Following expiry of the application deadline, a public list of applicants will be prepared. Please note that information about the applicant may be published even after the applicant has expressed a desire to be omitted from the list of applicants. Applicants who nevertheless request confidential processing must justify this specifically in their application. In such cases, applicants will be notified prior to publication.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV) educates social scientists and professionals who meet society’s need for innovation in welfare, development and communication. The Faculty offers a PhD in Sociology. The Faculty of Social Sciences has 1,800 students and 100 employees. The professional community is organised into the following divisions: Welfare and Social Relations; History, Culture and Media; Management and Innovation; and International Relations, the Circumpolar North and Environment.

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Note or Other details

The salary for the position is in accordance with the Norwegian government’s regulations, code 1011 for Associate Professor, code 1198 for Senior Lecturer and code 1009 for Lecturer. Salary by agreement. A mandatory salary deduction is made to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

  • Good loan, insurance, and pension plan in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Creative and collegial working environment
  • A continually evolving workplace
  • Flexible working hours
  • Active Enterprise Sports Team

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