ComDev

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

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comdevaupconorashleigh01ComDev seminar at American University of Paris brings together international group of students and teachers

Hosted by Professor Tanya Elder of the American University in central Paris, the ComDev team was joined by more than 20 MA students at one of the largest Glocal Classroom teaching seminars outside the Öresund region from 10-12 November. img_0588

Our ComDev team, led by the course responsible for the Media, Globalization and Development course Hugo Boothby and ComDev program coordinator Tobias Denskus, also met with the Swedish delegation to UNESCO and the local C4D network group before an intensive teaching seminar with inputs from five ComDev teachers and four AUP colleagues.

All in all a great opportunity to network with colleagues, students and the Communication for Development community!

We were also lucky that one of our students, Conor Ashleigh, is a freelance photographer and he kindly provided one of the photos for this post.

Organized as a collaborative event between ComDev,  the Malmö Institute of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER), the Transit Europe international conference explores the current refugee situation in the framework of media, communication and governance, in particular humanitarian technologies and communication.

Keynote speakers of include Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA),  Mirca Madianou (Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, UK) & more.
During the conference the Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and the Cultural Return anthology will be also be launched based on the Ørecomm conference in 2014.

Symposium Program

Thursday, 22 September 2016

15.00-15.15 Welcome address
Malmö University’s Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham + Ørecomm co-directors Oscar Hemer and Thomas Tufte
15.15-15.45  The “refugee crisis” and its multiple implications
Joaquín Arango, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
15.45-16.15 The stories we tell: How Diversity is Narrated and Community is Created in two Copenhagen Neighborhoods
Garbi Schmidt, Roskilde University
16.15-16.45   Discussion
(Chair: Maja Povrzanović Frykman. Discussant: Anna Lundberg, Malmö University)
17.00-17.40  Refugee Migration: Research and activism. Current and up-coming projects in and around Malmö
Joshka Wessels, Lund University, Laid Bouakaz, Malmö University (Chair: Anders Høg Hansen)
17.40-18.00 Book launch: Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
(eds. Oscar Hemer & Thomas Tufte, Nordicom)
 18.00  Reception 

Friday, 23 September 2016

9.15-10.00 Communication in the society of difference: Between pluralism and (dis)engagement
Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University
10.00-10.45 Discussion
(Chair: Oscar Hemer. Discussants: Kerry Bystrom, Bard College & Thomas Tufte, University of Leicester)
10.45-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 UNICEF’s humanitarian programming in Europe. A communication perspective
Rafael Obregón, UNICEF, (Chair: Thomas Tufte. Discussant: Norbert Wildermuth, Roskilde University)
12.00-13.00     Lunch
13.15-14.00
Humanitarian Technologies. From ideals of participation to practices of governance in emergencies and disaster recovery
Mirca Madianou, Goldsmiths’ College, London
14.00-14.30
Discussion
(Chair: Tobias Denskus, Malmö University. Discussant: Lisa Ann Richey, Roskilde University)
14.45-16.45 Parallel paper sessions.
NICOE11 (main lecture hall), NIC0502, NIC05 K3 Studio (5th floor by the ‘C’ elevator)A (NICOE11) Paper session (chair: Norbert Wildermuth, Roskilde University)Liberal Media Intervention in Post-War Settings: Insights from the Epistemologies of the South. Sofia José Santos and Teresa Almeida Cravo, University of Coimbra

“News-you-can-use”: The role of dialogue in providing vital Information to refugees in Europe. Victoria Jack, Internews

The Refugee Crisis, Political Opportunities & Threats and Transnational Solidarity Organizations in Greece and Denmark. Maria Kousis, Hans-Jörg Trenz, Angelos Loukakis, Kostas Kanellopoulos, University of Crete, and Deniz Neriman Duru, University of Copenhagen

An analytics of civic agency and social media – the case of refugee volunteering. Julie Uldam and Anne Kaun, Roskilde University

B (NIC05 K3 Studio) Paper session (chair: Erliza López Pedersen)

The mediation of waiting: a case study on the experience of transit among Iraqi refugees in Jordan. Mirjam A. Twigt, University of Leicester

Migration and integration : technologies on the refugee route to Europe. Gita Zadnikar, Alma Mater Europaea, Ljubljana

Vectors of Europe: Boats, The Mediterranean Sea and Politics of Movement. Mahmoud Keshavarz and Eric Snodgrass, Malmö University

C (NIC0502) Workshop: Words of War (chair: Ronald Stade, Malmö University)

Politically Correct: The History of a Fighting Concept. Ronald Stade

Creative Intelligence and the Cold War: US Military Investments in Undisciplined Thought 1945-1965. Bregje van Eekelen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

(Optional parallel session: Medea Talk with Marju Lauristin: What will we mean by privacy in the future? Auditorium B 1 http://medea.mah.se/event/medea-talks-marju-lauristin/)

17.00-17.30
Panel discussion with all speakers
(Rapporteur: Jo Tacchi, University of Loughborough. Moderator: Oscar Hemer)

 

Celebrate 15 years of ComDev with us!

by Tobias Denskus May 22, 2015 Alumni

Dear students, alumni, colleagues & friends of ComDev Malmö! ComDev was founded in 2000 and we are celebrating the program’s 15th anniversary this year! We would like to take this opportunity to invite students, alumni, colleagues and friends of the program to a special 2-day event in Malmö on 18 & 19 September 2015. The […]

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EMPOWERHOUSE – Sustainable Community Radio Training Course

by Hugo Boothby April 13, 2015 ComDev

Great news for those working within Community Radio. Our colleague Birgitte Jallov has just announced a 7 week, 7 module Sustainable Community Radio Management Course starting May 13th. Birgitte was one of the teachers on the Advances in Communication for Development course given last autumn. Birgitte gave an excellent workshop on communication planning that was greatly […]

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How to make the most of your ComDev MA studies

by Tobias Denskus January 5, 2015 ComDev

A few days ago, the smart people at TechChange featured an interesting end-of-the-year post: ‘How to Make Online Learning a Career-Boosting Habit’. This inspired me to think about some of the similarities and differences between various forms of online learning. As ComDev is about to start a new term with a fresh cohort of students […]

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Apply for the MA in Communication for Development! Application deadline 15 January 2015

by Rebecca Bengtsson December 18, 2014 ComDev

MA in Communication for Development (60 ECTS) Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies in culture, communication and development integrated with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the context of […]

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Apply for the MA in Communication for Development! Application deadline 15 January 2015

by Rebecca Bengtsson December 18, 2014 ComDev

MA in Communication for Development (60 ECTS) Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies in culture, communication and development integrated with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the context of […]

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Welcome to ComDev!

by Rebecca Bengtsson December 17, 2014 ComDev

It’s almost time to kick off the semester and we are happy to welcome so many new students to the ComDev programme! This spring you’ll start off with a course in communication, culture and media analysis where you’ll be introduced to the understandings of communication and communication strategies in the area of Communication for Development, and the […]

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New issue of Glocal Times!

by Rebecca Bengtsson December 11, 2014 ComDev

Issue No. 21 of the Glocal Times can be read in full here. Six months have passed since the publication of Issue No. 20 of Glocal Times. In the meantime there has been plenty of activity within the field, including the Voice & Matter conference, held in September of this year by the Ørecomm Centre […]

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