Call for application: (Associated) Professorship in Business Communication

(Associated) Professorship in Business Communication


The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) invites applications for an associated professorship in Business Communication starting 01.09.2019. This professorship is located in the Department of Communication and Media Research DCM.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in communication studies or a related discipline, a high-quality publication record in the research field of business communication in relevant international and peer-reviewed journals, as well as relevant teaching experience. Experience in acquiring third party funds is desirable.

The teaching load is 6 to 7 hours per week and includes courses in the bilingual French/English Master program “Business Communication” and the French-language Bachelor program “Sciences de la communication et des médias” (to be started in 2022).

Candidates should have high command of both French and English. Administrative languages at the University of Fribourg are German and French. Thus, a passive knowledge of German is expected in the medium term. The salary is competitive. The University of Fribourg provides equal opportunities for women and men and aims at achieving gender balance.

Candidates should send their complete application in a single pdf-file (a motivation letter describing their qualifications for the position; a CV including lists of publications, teaching experiences and evaluations, administrative responsibilities and research grants obtained; research and teaching statement (max. 1 page); three professional references) until 20.08.2018 to and Mme Anne-Marie Carrel, DCM office (

Criteria: CV of candidates should refer to the following application criteria

  1. Doctoral degree in the field (year, mention university)
  2. Education (BA/MA education, year, university)
  3. Publications in…
    - 1) Peer-reviewed journals
    - 2) Other journals
    - 3) Book chapters (mark if peer-reviewed)
    - 4) Books
    - 5) Editions
  4. Awards
  5. Teaching experience in Business Communication (please specify: BA/MA/MBA/PhD)
  6. Teaching experience in Media and Communication Science (broad field)
  7. Evaluations of teaching
  8. Third party funds:
    - Grants/scholarships
    - Public funding
    - Private funding
  9. Institutional responsibilities
  10. Language skills: French, English, German