UPF-La Caixa post-doctoral tenure-track position in Interactive Communication

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    Communication sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    02/07/2021 23:00 - America/New York
    Spain › Barcelona


The Department of Communication at Pompeu Fabra University has begun a selection process to cover a temporary contract of 5 years of full-time teaching for a professional with a teaching and research profile in Interactive Communication. Upon submitting the application, applicants must present proof of their PhD qualification as well as excellent research potential, with internationally disseminated publications, and the ability to teach and coordinate university teaching in the interactive communication area as part of undergraduate and master’s degree courses (assignatures) such as Digital Culture, Interactive Storytelling, Digital Arts or Video Games.

Financial conditions include a gross annual salary of approximately €38,000, plus initial funding of approximately €20,000 for research work.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree, preferably in Communication and Media Studies or Humanities, ICT Engineering, Fine Arts or Digital Media. If this qualification was obtained at UPF, candidates must demonstrate academic dissociation of 24 months from the date of obtaining the degree. Furthermore, additional postgraduate training in the field of interactive media and digital communication will be highly valued.

The candidate must have at least 3 years of experience in research related to Interactive Communication. Also, all of the experience of the candidates in teaching and output will be evaluated. Such research, teaching and output will be especially valued if it is related to:

  • Interactive media, digital arts, digital narratives, digital culture, interactive documentary, video games, VR, immersive media and/or augmented reality.
  • Experience in creating digital media: developing interactive/digital artwork and/or designing, prototyping and programming interactive narratives.
  • Participation in international projects, dealing with research and/or production, in the areas mentioned.
  • Leadership and team management skills.

The candidate must have a thorough command of the English language. In addition, knowledge of Spanish, Catalan or other languages will be positively valued.

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) has adopted the tenure-track system to attract and retain talent. The tenure-track contract has a fixed term of five years. A year before the contract expires, the candidate will be evaluated by the Communication Department Teaching Staff Committee. If the evaluation is negative, the candidate will not be eligible to continue at the Department of Communication at UPF once their fifth year of the tenure-track contract has elapsed. However, if the evaluation is positive, the candidate may apply for a permanent position. Therefore, before the end of their tenure-track contract, the applicant must obtain accreditation from the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU) to enable them to participate in the competition for a permanent position. Candidates can obtain further information on this procedure on the AQU website.

Application instructions

The selection process is divided into two stages. The first assesses the specific merits of each candidate for which their physical presence will not be required. The best candidates selected in the first stage will be invited to participate in the second stage, which will consist of a public seminar which candidates must attend.

To participate in this call for applications, candidates must register on the Interfolio web platform. Link to the call and registration: https://apply.interfolio.com/87682

The required documentation to be provided in PDF format is:

Documents to be submitted for the first stage of the selection process (required to participate in the selection process):

  • Doctorate. Copy of the degree or the receipt confirming having applied for it.
  • Unabridged CV, providing details about research and teaching experience, in addition to experience in creating and sharing knowledge (specifically relevant programming knowledge for digital and interactive creation).
  • Report on the applicant’s background as a researcher in the field of Interactive Communication (up to two pages).
  • Report on the applicant’s background as a lecturer in the field of Interactive Communication (up to two pages).
  • Report on the candidate’s output in the field of Interactive Communication.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Documents to be submitted for the second stage of the selection process (only to those candidates who have passed the first stage):

  • A research project in Interactive Communication that will be carried out, hypothetically, in the following five years (up to two pages).
  • A teaching project in Interactive Communication that will be carried out, hypothetically, in the following five years (up to two pages

Gender equality policy in the Department of Communication:

As part of its gender equality policy, the Department of Communication encourages women to apply.

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