The School of Education and Communication

The School of Education and Communication is one of four schools within Jönköping University (JU). We offer education and interdisciplinary research in media and communication, international work, human resources and education. We have extensive activities towards professional training and skills development. Through working with us you will experience a creative environment with excellent opportunities for influence and personal development.

The project LeaDMe - Learning, Digitalization, and Media 2018-2021 - calls applications from research fellows specialized in one of the following areas: language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad perspective) and technology, digital media and storytelling, human-computer interaction related to languaging, culture, and diversity. The project seeks to improve the implementation of digital tools in educational settings, focus upon communicative practices across and within digital-analogue learning environments, and work on culturally empowering education through a focus on language, literature and multilingualism (broadly). The project is situated at The School of Education and Communication which has strong profiles in learning and languaging – see the research group profile of CCD – and media and communication studies, as well as a broad contact network of international partners.

LeaDMe is a strategic investment initiative within the network-based national and international research group CCD – Communication, Culture, and Diversity with a node based at The School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University. In the CCD@JU node, interdisciplinary [A1] research is conducted on learning, language and literacy (in a broad sense), multilingualism, and literature focusing on excluding/inclusive communicative practices. Digitalization, globalization and learning in a media dense society are central themes, which include issues of multilingualism and power structures locally and globally based on what is called decoloniality.

Job description
The research work will focus on the challenges and development potentials related to digitalization processes in learning and education, with a particular focus on one or more of the following keywords: language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad sense), globalization, communication, media, cultural diversity and decoloniality. The assignments may include individual teaching activities in the form of lectures or seminars at the master´s level. The applicant is expected to work collegially with other researchers in the LeaDME team.

You have been awarded a Doctoral Degree. The position requires research experience that has focused on technology, digitalization and learning, and/or on language, literature and multilingualism (in a broad sense) in a media dense society. Good communication and collaboration skills and multilingual skills are additional requirements. It is meritorious if you have experience working in teacher training programmes. In the selection process, we will place great value on your personal qualities matching our needs in the discipline and overall for The School of Education and Communication. For full eligibility requirements see Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University.

Employment conditions
The position is temporary, and the scope of employment is part-time 30-50 %. The position is placed at the Department of Language and Communication which conducts activities within the teacher programmes, the media and communication studies programme, and independent courses (that include preschool, subject teacher, media and communication studies, Swedish, Swedish as a second language, English and Literature). The employment starts on 1 August 2020 or as agreed upon. Working conditions for all employees are decided jointly between Unions and University management.

How to apply
We welcome your application via our recruitment system no later than 15 April 2020. Applications are accepted through our web-based recruitment system. Attachments should consist of files in PDF-format.

  • A cover letter in which you explain why you have applied for this position
  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified diploma of your doctoral degree
  • Description of research plan
  • A complete list of publications
  • Your most important studies, published in peer-reviewed journals and relevant to the applied-for position, should be submitted in full text. Note that no more than 5 texts may be submitted
  • Language competencies
  • Names and contact details of three independent referees whom the university may contact and who have also agreed to act as your referees
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2020-08-01 t o m 2021-12-31
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 3
Working hours 30-50 %
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/997-221
  • Fredrik Ebefors, +46 36-10 1386
  • Marie Öhman, 036-101500
  • Ylva Lindberg, +46 36-10 1495
Published 06.Mar.2020
Last application date 15.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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