[Air-L] Available position: professor/associate professor of crossmedia

Indrek Ibrus ibrus at tlu.ee
Thu Feb 3 06:18:01 PST 2011

Available academic position (professor/associate professor), subject area:


The Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) at Tallinn University (Estonia) is
the only higher-education institution in northern Europe teaching film,
television and media studies in English. BFM was founded in 2004 by the
agreement between Baltic states and Nordic countries. Our faculty and over
400 students now hail from more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, the
Americas, and Australia. We offer an exciting mix of nations, societies and
cultures that eventually creates an invaluable professional network.

Member of CILECT and ECREA, particiating in several EU funded R&D
initiatives and having over 25 partner universities in Europe and China BFM
is well connected in academic networks. Located in Tallinn, the European
Capital of Culture 2011, it offers a great great gateway to Northern Europe
and Russia. At the end of 2011 our new purpose built building will be
completed and equipped with most up-to-date technologies and facilities for
the production of all formats of screen media.




In Autumn 2011 BFM will launch a new "Cross-Media Production" MA programme
(jointly with Tartu University's Institute of Journalism and Communication)
and invites applications for the following academic position:

*Professor/Associate Professor of Cross-Media*

Full time position, contract for 3 years, salary and title dependent on
background and qualifications. Effective Date of Appointment:
August/September 2011.

The successful candidate for professoral position has a background both in
academic research and teaching, has a doctoral degree in either media
studies, information science, ICTs, film studies, art theory, linguistics,
semiotics or similar. Solid research background in these areas should be
demonstrated by publications in renowned international journals. The
candidates for the position of associate professor could have a background
either in academic research or in practical crossmedia production and are
expected to have at minimum a masters degree in a field relevant for
crossmedia production. Candidates with practical backgrounds should present
additionally their creative portfolio. All candidates have to be proficient
in English and are expected to have substantial experience in higher
education teaching.

Teaching areas are expected to include transmedia storytelling, crossmedia
development, intermediality, convergence culture, remix culture, media
production studies, media management, media ecology, media archaeology,
media semiotics or similar.

We offer: a vibrant university with highly motivated students; advanced
technical facilities for screen media production; opportunity to participate
in designing a cutting edge study program together with the related research
program; access to a high level research and practitioner network of the
Nordic region; research support measures of the university, competitive
remuneration package of European standards.

In case of interest and additional questions please contact  Dr Indrek Ibrus
(Head of Cross-Media Production MA programme, email: indrek.ibrus at tlu.ee).
The deadline for applications is March 28th, 2011. The candidates should
send in the following documents:

- Application addressed to the Tallinn University rector;

- Copy of a certificate evidencing candidate's academic degree;

- Updated academic CV (listing all relevant academic or professional
achievements and activities incl. list of publications);

- If applicable: creative portfolio

- If applicable: up to five examples (copies) of published academic work

Candidates are expected to send all the above documents by email to this
address: kkj at tlu.ee.

Additionally please send the printed and signed copy of the application to
the following postal address:

Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School

Narva mnt. 25

10120 Tallinn


Dr Indrek Ibrus
Head of Cross-Media Production MA Programme
Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School
Sütiste tee 21, 13419 Tallinn, Estonia
Mob: +372-56978885
BFM website: www.bfm.ee
Personal research website: www.mediainnovation.eu

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