Thursday, September 1, 2011

Professorship in Mass Communication (open-ranked) with a Specialization in Science, Crisis And Risk Communication

We seek applications from highly qualified scholars with a strong research and teaching focus in any area of science, crisis and risk communication. Possible topics include knowledge or technology-related communication, environmental or health communication. In addition, candidates shall actively seek collaboration with existing faculty members in the IPMZ-Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research who work primarily in the areas of political, business, campaign and emotional communication. Candidates should be prepared to teach also general courses in the field of mass communication, including introductory courses in our BA and MA program. The successful candidate is expected to be highly qualified in empirical methods of the social sciences.

The position is open-ranked and will be filled either with an Assistant Professor (tenure-tracked), Associate Professor (tenured) or Full Professor (tenured) depending on qualification and previous experience. The position becomes available in February 2013. Applicants must hold a PhD in communication science or a closely related discipline, and must have a strong record in research and teaching. The typical teaching load ranges from 2-4 (Assistant Professor) to 6-8 (Associate or Full Professor) course hours per week per semester. Teaching in English is accepted; German language proficiency is expected within three years. Further information about the department can be found at; questions can be directed to the department chair, Professor Gabriele Siegert, at

Zurich offers excellent research opportunities and is an exciting place to live. The Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich is committed to top-tier research and provides both the atmosphere and the resources required for excellent research. The University of Zurich (UZH) is the biggest university in Switzerland and a member of the League of European Research Universities. The UZH seeks to increase its share of women in teaching and research.

For an application, the following documents, assembled as a single PDF file in the given order, should be submitted: cover letter, CV (including list of publications), research projects, teaching statement, up to five relevant publications. Please send your application package no later than October, 31, 2011 by e-mail to the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Zurich (


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