Associate professor Digital Democracy: Political communication and/ or journalism

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 Feb 2023

The Digital Democracy Center invites applications for a position as Associate Professor. The position is focused on political communication/ digital journalism/ digital democracy.

The position is in Digital Democracy Centre (DDC) at SDU ( ). The position is vacant from August 2023 (or as soon as possible hereafter). 

The DDC represents a socio-technical, interdisciplinary approach combining theory and methods from social sciences and computer science, to study the impact of digital technology and AI on media, politics, and democracy. One of the largest challenges in this area is that research and new solutions are developed in single disciplines, which neglects the fact that current challenges are technological and social, legal, and ethical in nature. Through its research, DDC will bridge this gap.

Job description

The DDC is looking for an energetic colleague who brings in an active research agenda on political communication, digital technologies and democracy, who is able to develop new teaching modules in that field, who is enthusiastic about interdisciplinary research and who wants to further develop our new digital democracy Centre.

The candidate should have a profile in political communication/ digital journalism / digital democracy. We expect the candidate to be able to teach in political science and/ or journalism and/ or new modules in the Centre.

We highly value candidates with affinity with interdisciplinary research and team science approaches.

The candidate would be part of the Centre leadership and we are looking for a candidate who can contribute to the development of the Centre and play a leading role in new initiatives.

Further information can be obtained from the Head of DDC Claes de Vreese, mail

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

An application must include:

  • Full academic CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Teaching portfolio (please see below)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication.
    • If the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example . The statement is just for your inspiration.   
  • Documented experience with research leadership
  • Documented experience with grant applications
  • Documented experience with interdisciplinary research
  • Research and publication plan for the next 3 years
  • List of 3 references (including contact details)

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applicants applying for an associate professorship are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Formal application instructions and a guide for the teaching portfolio may be found here .

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be an Associate Professor.

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete the job interviews, should such be conducted. Additionally, the appointments committee determines which candidate will be offered the position.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be conducted.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

Read the guideline for applicants .

Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

View or Apply

Similar Positions