Associate Professor in Media Studies

University of Tartu Institute of Social Studies

Institute of Social Studies



Duties and responsibilities
  • Conducting lectures and seminars of media studies, incl. on topics related to social media at all levels of higher education.
  • Supervising master’s and doctoral students in media studies.
  • Internationally recognised research in five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of one doctoral thesis.
  • Management of a research theme or research project in the field of media studies.
  • Development of science collaboration within the University's different institutions and between other research and development institutions/universities in the world.
  • Writing proposals and attracting additional funding on national and international levels.
Required qualifications
PhD or an equivalent qualification.
Required experience
  • Ongoing active engagement in research: internationally recognised research in the last five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of one doctoral thesis.
  • Experience in planning and conducting research, team or project management.
  • Competence of media (incl. digital media) research methods.
  • Success in applying for research funding and performing RDC contracts in the last five years.
  • Previous teaching experience of media studies, incl. topics related to social media.
  • Effective supervising of master’s and/or doctoral students.
  • Experience in creating study and teaching aids for institutions of higher education.
  • Knowledge of modern study aids, learning environments, learning methods and their development opportunities.
  • Participation in the work of the international community of media studies.
Required language skills
Very good oral and written proficiency in Estonian. Good English skills are needed for communication in his/her field.

Starting at
Remuneration based on UT salary rules.
Additional info
Margit Keller, margit.keller [ät]