There are three 4 doctoral studentships in Media and Communication Studies http://web101.reachmee.com/i007/sh/uk/
deadline 1 March
One of them is within the project “Narratives of Europe: Perspectives from its North-East Periphery” (Description below)
Doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies
Södertörn University in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University currently has 13 000 students and 900 employees. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.
Doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies in the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory and the research project “Narratives of Europe: Perspectives from its North-East Periphery” (Reference number 17/22/2012)
Critical and Cultural Theory is an area dedicated to theoretical and critically motivated studies of meaningful cultural phenomena. Literary and philosophical texts, works of art and forms of mediation are at the heart of its research. Researchers in this area are united by a shared concept: the idea that the humanities are the place in which human society examines and gains awareness of itself. The area has a common theory platform that includes Modern Critical Theory, Continental Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Gender Theory and Postcolonial Studies. The area is entitled to award third-cycle degrees in three subjects – Media & Communication Studies (MCS), Philosophy and Aesthetics. The subjects of Comparative Literature and Art History, as well as the Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge, also participate in the activities of the area and are aiming to develop their own third-cycle degree programmes.
Media & Communication Studies (MCS) at the School of Culture & Communication, Södertörn University, is one of Sweden’s leading environments for media research and education. The media’s production practices, texts and audiences are studied with a particular emphasis on the perspectives of cultural analysis and cultural critique. Research and education are founded on a historically informed understanding of the contemporary information society, in which new communication technologies and their contexts are related to their predecessors (mobile phones, MP3 players and e-book readers to photographs, films and gramophones; the public nature of the Internet to TV, radio and the press; social network media to letters and telephones; media industries to amateur use of images, text and sound). The subject’s research profile includes questions of media influence on politics, aesthetics and cultural identity, tradition and memory, media geographies and spatiality, particularly from a European perspective. The subject currently has sixteen researchers/teachers with PhDs (including seven professors/docents) and nine doctoral students (including four with international backgrounds who are studying and writing theses in English).
For more information about the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory and the subject of Media and Communication Studies, see www.sh.se/mkv.
The doctoral student is expected to conduct research in Media and Communication Studies. He or she will conduct activities in the research project, “Narratives of Europe: Perspectives from its North-East Periphery”, which is led by Professor Johan Fornäs and has Carl Cederberg, Stefan Jonsson, Anne Kaun and Katarina MacLeod as participating researchers. The project is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (ostersjostiftelsen.se/projekt/432-narratives-of-europe--perspectives-from-its-north-east-periphery). The project investigates narratives about Europe in its north-east periphery, by using a variety of studies to examine a range of narrative genres (philosophy, social movements, literature, art and music). The study that relates to this doctoral studentship will investigate narratives about Europe in Eastern Europe and the Baltic region, with its basis in a contemporary media genre. The project holds regular meetings and has an annual workshop, and will publish academic articles from the studies and a joint anthology.
This notification of a vacancy includes both admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship. The intended outcome for students admitted to third-cycle education is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. A doctoral student’s working hours should primarily be dedicated to his/her third-cycle studies; however, the position may entail other duties within education, research and/or administration, but these may be equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time.
Entry requirements and selection
The general entry requirements are:
1. a second-cycle qualification,
2. fulfilment of the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. the acquisition of substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Only persons who are being admitted or who have already been admitted to third-cycle courses and programmes may be employed on a doctoral studentship.
Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements are fulfilled by a student who has knowledge equivalent to 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits at second-cycle level, or who has acquired the equivalent knowledge abroad or through previous studies. In exceptional circumstances, the Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the specific entry requirements for an individual applicant. Knowledge of an eastern European language is an advantage.
Click on the below links for information about admission regulations and third-cycle education in Media and Communication Studies:
Södertörn University’s Admission Regulations
General Syllabus for Media and Communication Studies
An application for a place on a third-cycle programme is also an application for employment on a doctoral studentship. In total, employment in this position is for a maximum time of eight years, but not for a longer time than that equivalent to four years of full-time third-cycle education. The provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7. Doctoral students will be employed by the School of Culture & Communication at Södertörn University, and be associated with the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory. The position is located at the university campus in Flemingsberg. The first date of employment is 1 September 2012.
Head of School, School of Culture & Communication: Senior Lecturer Agneta Lilja, email@example.com, +46 (0)8 608 4575
Director of Studies for Media and Communication Studies (third cycle): Docent Staffan Ericson, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 (0)8 608 4192
Head of Subject, Media and Communication Studies: Professor Göran Bolin, email@example.com, +46 (0)8 608 4218
Project Manager: Professor Johan Fornäs, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 (0)703 402 242
Human Resources Officer, School of Culture & Communication: Catrine Thudén, email@example.com, +46 (0)8 608 4638
Applications shall be sent in four (4) copies and must include:
- A correct and completed application form.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position.
- Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements.
- A project plan of 2-3 pages. This should present the research problem, as well as appropriate theories, methods and delimitations, as well as previous research in the field.
- Contact details for two references who can testify to your academic maturity.
Publications may also be appended, to a maximum of three printed works.
Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please note that one copy of everything submitted in association with your application will be kept on file at Södertörn University for two years after the post has been filled, in accordance with a directive from the Swedish National Archives.
The deadline for applications is 1 March 2012. They should be submitted to:
Registrator (Ref no 17/22/2012)
141 89 Huddinge