Franklin University Switzerland seeks applications for the
position of Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies.
The position is full-time, renewable and with a clear promotion
ladder. The position begins in August 2022, pending funding.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time of hire
with specialization in Communication and Media Studies. More
specifically, the successful candidate will be able to conduct
research and teach undergraduate courses in the areas of Media
Studies, Public Relations, and Communication/Media Strategies. The
successful candidate will bring a focus on emerging technologies
and a global perspective in teaching courses in these areas. The
candidate can take quantitative, qualitative or mixed method
methodological approaches. Preference will be given to candidates
who can draw on innovative, more recent research methods. A
normal course load is six courses per year, including a course with
an Academic Travel component (36-38 ECTS annually).
Consistent with the mission of the University, applicants must
demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and
scholarship, have an active research agenda, and contribute to the
Academic Travel program, a fundamental part of Franklin’s
international, interdisciplinary, intercultural curriculum.
Ideally, candidates will be conversant in one of the official
languages of Switzerland and have an established interest in
interdisciplinary teaching. Experience with Swiss/EU funded
projects is a plus.
Videoconferencing interviews will be followed by on-campus
interviews for finalists. Please submit in a single PDF document a
letter of application, CV with names and contact information for
three references, a writing sample, and recent teaching evaluations
Review of applications will begin October 22nd 2021 and
continue on a rolling basis.
Franklin University Switzerland is a non-profit private
university located in Lugano, accredited in both the USA and
Switzerland to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. Its
undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs in the social
sciences, natural sciences and the humanities are informed by the
liberal arts and sciences. Franklin University Switzerland is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information, please see