Tampere U: Social Psychology (Finland)

“JobAssistant/Associate Professor, and Associate Professor/Professor in Social Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. Deadline: 20 May 2020.

The Unit of Social Research is the largest unit in the Faculty of Social Sciences (SOC). Its key research themes are the transformation of social governance, social and societal processes and risks, and the challenges of well-being and sustainable development. The unit hosts six subjects: social psychology, sociology, social policy, youth research, social anthropology and gender studies. The Unit of Social Research also has four research centers: the Working Life Research Center, the Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation, the Childhood, Youth and Family Research Center, and the Peace and Conflict Research Center.

The Unit of Social Research offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level education. The unit has a joint, comprehensive bachelor’s program in social studies. Master’s degree education is given in fields of study corresponding to the subjects. In addition to these, the master’s program is implemented in five international programs: Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, Gender Studies, Global and Transnational Sociology, Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, and Public Choice. Doctoral education takes place within the doctoral program in social research, including: gender studies, peace and conflict research, social anthropology, social policy, social psychology, sociology, social work, and youth research. In social psychology, key research topics include social interaction, self and identity, group dynamics, and the relationships between the individual, communities, and society.

Tampere U: Communication Studies (Finland)

“JobAssistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor of Communication Studies, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. Deadline: 30 October 2019.

Tampere University is seeking an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or full Professor in Communication Studies. The position will be placed in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University. The Communication Sciences Unit of the faculty conducts research that delves into our increasingly digital media landscape and the role of communication technologies in reshaping not only our thoughts and sensibilities but also our relations with others. Three research centres (COMET, TRIM and T7) create new knowledge of the impact of publicity, gamification and theatre on our society and culture. Students admitted to the multidisciplinary degree programme in communication acquire a broad base of knowledge and go on to pursue careers in journalism, media research, information research and (communication. The degree programme in theatre arts brings together artistic, professional and societal perspectives.