Faculty position in Corporate Communication, Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Deadline: 22 February 2021.
At the Institute for Media Studies, embedded in the Faculty of Social Sciences of KU Leuven, a full time professor position (ZAP) is vacant. Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven is one of the leading academic institutions in Europe and its mission is to provide excellent academic education, research and services. KU Leuven is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in Europe. Within the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Institute for Media Studies (IMS), in addition to the School for Mass Communication Research (SMCR), is a research unit that focuses on research on media and communication in society.
The focus in research is mainly on media content, production, effects and usage of media—usually in relation to society and societal issues. A great deal of attention is paid to the consequences of the far-reaching digitalisation of communication. IMS is known for its broad orientation, openness and diversity within the team of employees, which translates into a variety of theoretical perspectives, questions and quantitative and qualitative methods in the research. This vacancy can be situated within the broad domain of (digital) media and corporate communication (companies, government agencies, NGOs, etc.).