Tobias Denskus

Our Communication for Development program is looking for a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor-equivalent) to join the team.
This is a full-time, permanent position and applications are accepted until 30 April 2018.

The full job specifications and details are available on Malmö University’s website.

So please do not hesitate to spread the word, submit an application or get in touch with us if you have further questions!

About the position
As a senior lecturer in Communication for Development you will be involved in independent teaching, course and programme management, supervision and examination of master’s theses, educational development work, research, and collaboration with external stakeholders, international research partners and the wider society. This specific position involves teaching primarily within the programme Communication for Development, an online master’s programme working with a global student group of around 100 students. As K3 is an interdisciplinary school, teaching within other programmes and courses may also occur.

Qualifications
In order to qualify for appointment as senior lecturer at Malmö university, the applicant must have

  • obtained a PhD in in a subject relevant to Communication for Development, for example Development Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Anthropology or Political Science
  • demonstrated teaching expertise through their ability to develop, conduct and manage education
  • demonstrated an ability to engage with wider society and communicate their activities within their area of responsibilityIn order to qualify for this specific position, the applicant must have:
  • documented competence in research-based teaching
  • a high level of proficiency to teach, research and communicate in English
  • documented experience of interdisciplinary research and teaching
  • documented experience of supervision and examination of degree projects in the interdisciplinary field of Communication for Development

The following qualifications are considered particular strengths:

  • experience in teaching and research on developing countries and the global South
  • experience of teaching in an online, blended teaching environment and virtual teamwork
  • knowledge of new media and/or visual communication theories and practices in the context of humanitarian or development communication in a historical as well as contemporary perspective
  • additional language proficiency, including Nordic languages

Selection criteria
Assessment of candidates is based on their degree of proficiency and ability with respect to the qualifications listed above. Scientific and pedagogical qualifications are the two main qualifications, and they are considered equally important in the assessment. All teaching staff at Malmö University are expected to have completed, or be about to undergo, training in higher education teaching and learning of at least 15 credits.

Contacts
Head of section Petra Ragnerstam, petra.ragnerstam@mau.se
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Anne Olsson, Human Resources: anne.olsson@mau.se

Malmö University kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

Application
You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. You have the responsibility that your application is complete according to the adverted position and your application must be received no later than date month 2018.
The application consists of the following elements:

  1. A complete résumé.
  2. Copies of relevant certificates.
  3. A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent.
  4. A statement highlighting scientific, pedagogical and other activities of particular significance for the position.
  5. Copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to five in each category).
  6. References

Your merits can be documented according to Malmö university’s Guidelines for documentation and assessment of qualifications. See also Malmö University appointment rules.

If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1-2018/56 to, HR-department, Malmö universitet,
205 06 Malmö. If the physical material weighs more than 2 kg use the following address: HR-department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1-2018/56.

Your application will be handled by our internal hiring board and also assessed by external experts.

Additional information
This is a permanent full-time position. starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement. A probationary period of 6 months may apply.
At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply.

Malmö University is a workplace characterised by an open and inclusive approach where equal treatment adds value to our activities

Starting date
Starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement

Union representatives
Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson, rebecka.johansson@mau.se
OFR, Martin Reissner, martin.reissner@mau.se

Dear all,

These are exciting times at ComDev again! The spring semester with more than 100 students across all our courses is well underway and we are looking forward to our next teaching seminar in April where one of the days will be dedicated to a theatre for development workshop exercise!

The spring application window for ComDev’s programs and courses is open from 15 March – 15 April and we are once again looking forward to receiving your application.

Our 1-year flagship online blended learning MA program

You will find all the details on the 1-year MA page.

Based on the strong competition for spaces you should submit the application letter to strengthen your application!

The MA program is a 50% full-time course taught in our online blended learning Glocal Classroom that we have pioneered, improved and enhanced for more than 15 years! ComDev program coordinator Tobias Denskus recently introduced our Glocal Classroom in the context of Malmö University’s internationalisation efforts.

The Glocal Classroom was in action again recently at a very engaging teaching seminar in Tbilisi, Georgia.

You can also read what graduates from the course have said about ComDev. We just uploaded three more profiles in connection with the ComDev experiences in the United Nations system and a portrait of one of our pioneering graduates from 2002!

The 2-year MA course package to study 60 more ComDev credits

For those of you who already completed 60 ComDev credits, the 2-year MA is now an easy-to-apply-to course package and you will find all the details on the 2-year MA page.

Advances in ComDev free-standing  15 credit course

And finally, our Advances in Communication for Development: Social Action, Planning and Evaluation course will be available again in the autumn. The course is part of the 2-year MA, but it can also be taken independently as part of your on-going professional development or a great way to get to know ComDev better!

Please note that all applications have to be made through Sweden’s central university admissions website and that we only evaluate the letters of intent and not other parts of your application. University admission should always be your first point of contact regarding application matters, including formal qualifications or language requirements.

However, our colleagues at Malmö University admissions (admissions(at)mah.se) and our course administrator Åsa Ulemark can be contacted for technical questions regarding your application as well – and you can also get in touch with the ComDev team at comdev(at)mah.se – just allow a few days for replying individually during this busy period of the semester.

We are looking forward to your applications and welcoming you to Malmö in September 2018!

Tobias Denskus & the ComDev team

Khalid Albaih is currently artist in residence at Copenhagen’s central library as part of the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN).
He  joined ComDev on 1 March for a seminar with students and faculty where he presented his political activism and his journey from Sudan to Qatar and now Europe.

Albaih’s cartoons convey scathing criticisms of authoritarianism and iniquitousness, but they also express solidarity and hope for a better future. Sketching the ongoing events of the Arab spring in 2011, he quickly became an artist of the revolution. Many cartoons were turned into stencils and reproduced on walls in Beirut and Cairo, and are still used by revolutionary groups in his native Sudan, and by political activists in Yemen, Tunis, Syria.
(From his ICORN portrait)

New book! The Global South Atlantic

by Tobias Denskus December 21, 2017 Comdev News

In their new book, The Global South Atlantic, editors Kerry Bystrom and Joseph Slaughter look at the South Atlantic as a site of globalized world politics: “The Global South Atlantic traces literary exchanges and interlaced networks of communication and investment—financial, political, socio-cultural, libidinal—across and around the southern ocean. Bringing together scholars working in a range […]

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Boundaries and Identities in Contemporary Georgia teaching seminar

by Tobias Denskus November 22, 2017 Comdev Projects

Under the pedagogical leadership of ComDev’s Hugo Boothby and Anders Hög-Hansen as well as Caucasus Studies’ Karina Vamling and in collaboration with colleagues from Flinders University in Adelaide and Tbilisi State University, the Boundaries and Identities in Contemporary Georgia event brought together more than 40 participants in the Georgian capital. This joint teaching seminar and […]

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Congratulations Anders Hög-Hansen!

by Tobias Denskus November 6, 2017 Uncategorized

The ComDev team is very proud to announce that ComDev lecturer Anders Hög-Hansen successfully completed the process to be promoted as a Docent, an Associate Professor in Media- and Communication Studies at Malmö University! Anders’ public lecture Mix Tape Memories. Art, Storytelling, and Development took place in October. Congratulations, Anders!

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New book! In the Aftermath of Gezi-From Social Movement to Social Change?

by Tobias Denskus October 9, 2017 Uncategorized

A new book, co-edited by ComDev’s Oscar Hemer, analyzes recent developments in Turkey from a comparative global perspective. In the Aftermath of Gezi-From Social Movement to Social Change? is the latest title in the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change series: This edited volume addresses various aspects of social and political development in Turkey […]

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Apply for ComDev’s flagship MA program until 16 October!

by Tobias Denskus September 18, 2017 Uncategorized

Dear all, These are exciting times at ComDev again! The autumn semester just kicked off with more than 150 students across all our courses and we just held our initial teaching seminar with a group of more than twenty students on site and many more online! The autumn application window for ComDev’s MA program is […]

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Conviviality and Illiberalism symposium 14-15 September

by Tobias Denskus September 12, 2017 Uncategorized

A two-day symposium at Malmö University 14-15 September 2017 Venue: Storm, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7 Resurging nationalism, identity politics and xenophobia are local responses, worldwide, to a planet increasingly characterised by the flexible mobility of people, ideas, images and things. In the EU and Europe as well as in the United States since long taken-for-granted truths […]

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Digitalising Development-IdeaLab & Conference Tallinn, Estonia 11-12 September

by Tobias Denskus August 31, 2017 ComDev staff

ComDev program coordinator Tobias Denskus and media and communication studies colleague Professor Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt will be participating in an exciting ICT4D event in Estonia in September! Digitalising Development is a 2-day event with a practical IdeaLab and a critical conference space for discussing the opportunities and challenges of contemporary ICT4D issues: Digitalising Development is a […]

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