Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

Franklin University Switzerland
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 to  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



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