Associate Professor in Communication and Media Science

Company:Corvinus University

Location:Hungary / Budapest

Discipline:Communication and Media Science

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Corvinus University of Budapest is the leading university in Hungary in the fields of Business and Management, Economics and Social Sciences. The university maintains an excellent position as a centre for research and teaching and attracts international students and faculty.  We offer a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and executive programmes in Business and Management, Economics and Social Sciences.

We have been granted accreditations by AACSB, AMBA, EFMD and EAPAA, and are a member of several international networks such as CEMS, BSIS, PRME, and CFA. We were awarded the title of the most sustainably developing university in UI GreenMetric’s world ranking in 2022.

Our Institute of Marketing and Communication Sciences invites applications for the position of Associate Professor in Communication and Media Science for an indefinite period.

The role is designed to enhance the institute’s educational and research capabilities within Communication and Media Science. We invite applicants with a PhD in Communication Science or related disciplines (Linguistics, Languages, Cultural Studies, etc.) with experience in teaching university-level English language courses in Communication and/or Media Science; and with a strong track record in conducting high-quality research within the field of Communication and Media Science. Applicants with a background in Visual Communication, and/or Digitalization and Media Communication, and/or Communication, Language and Cognition, and/or Communication Research Methodology are especially encouraged to apply.

The start date is the Autumn semester of 2024.

About the role:

Teaching and mentoring activities

  • Design and deliver high-quality courses in Communication and Media Science during weekly class hours;
  • Contribute to student assessment and the continuous enhancement of teaching programmes, mentoring and advising students in their research projects and theses.

Research activities

  • Design and conduct cutting-edge research that aligns with any of the following areas: visuality and visual communication; digital media and social communication; communication and cognition;
  • Develop and participate in research projects/collaborations at both the national and international level;
  • Publish high-impact articles in internationally recognised scientific journals.


  • Actively participate in the professional life of the institute the university, and perform service-related tasks as determined by the Head of the Institute and the Chair of the Department
  • Support and mentor early-career academics at the university;
  • Supervise PhD students.

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • PhD degree obtained no later than in 2021;
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in higher education;
  • Experience in teaching courses in English;
  • Strong track record in research, including the following: minimum 3 journal articles written in English in the applicant’s research area conforming to the following criteria:
    1. at least one article is Q1 or at least two articles are Q2 (in the year of publishing);
    2. maximum number of authors is 3 and the applicant is the first or corresponding author.

  • Minimum 10 of independent Scopus citations;
  • Minimum 5 h-index (e.g., Google Scholar or any international equivalent);
  • Officially included in the supervision or co-supervision of at least 1 doctoral student or as a senior researcher working with a junior researcher, or acting as principal investigator of a project which involves junior colleagues or PhD students to introduce/improve them to/in research;
  • Proven positive student evaluation in the past three years

Desirable criteria:

  • PhD obtained at the top international university
  • Substantial teaching/research experience in an international environment;
  • Verifiable teaching development activity;
  • Research activity with international impact and substantial international citation record;
  • Participation in international conferences;
  • Active role in the activities of doctoral programs and/or mentoring of doctoral students;
  • Talent management;
  • Participation in the work of academic and professional organisations;
  • Membership in editorial boards of domestic and international journals.

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Time devoted to research, travel support;
  • A competitive salary is accompanied by a 15% bonus in case of outstanding performance;
  • One-time relocation support (applicable for applicants moving to Hungary);
  • Fringe benefits.

Application procedure:

For the documents required for an application and to apply please follow the instructions on the Corvinus career page here.

The deadline for the applications is 30th April 2024.

Further information:

For administrative matters email us at and for academic inquiries at

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