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[ecrea] Doctoral Student positions in Media and Communication Studies

Tue Apr 21 11:05:36 GMT 2009

Doctoral Student positions in Media and Communication Studies
at Karlstad University
Deadline for application: 20 May, 2009

The Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT at Karlstad University now announces two positions as Ph.D. doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies.

There are three prioritised research areas at the department:
-        Global Media Studies
-        Digital Media and Cultural Circulation
-        Communication, Citizenship and Social Change.

More information about MKV, Media and Communication Studies in Karlstad is available at <> Research education includes 240 ECTS credit points, inclusive dissertation. The doctoral student is expected to perform a certain amount of department work, for instance teaching. These duties may not constitute more than 20 % of the full work time. The doctoral student is expected to be involved in the daily work at the department. The position is limited to 4 years, but can be prolonged for up to one more year.

Qualified for this position are candidates with a University degree of 240 ECTS, from which at least 60 ECTS were awarded for courses at advanced level and/or have a Master's degree in Media Studies, or equivalent.

On the basis of individual assessment of the candidates' abilities to successfully complete the research education. The earliest date for filling the position is the September 1st 2009.

Application dnr FAK1 2009/34 or dnr FAK1 2009/35 shall contain:
- Application package from the University web page: <>
-        List of qualifications with certified copies of certificates etc.
-        Undergraduate and Graduate essays and papers that are referred to
- Any other scientific texts that show the ability of the applicant to profit from research education
-        Report on practical experience and employment of importance
- A brief (1 000 words) description of why the applicant is interested in the position and the main area of interest and goals with the training
-        Two letters of recommendation.

Head of department Solveig Nilsson Lindberg, professor Robert Burnett and professor André Jansson.
Union representatives are: Thomas Wennstam, SACO and Barbro Berglund, OFR.
All are reached on + 46 54 700 10 00 (switchboard).

Application with number dnr FAK1 2009/34 or dnr FAK1 2009/35
Karlstad University
Faculty for Economics, Communication and IT
Final day for applications: 20 May, 2009.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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F: ++ 32 (0)2-629.36.84
Office: 5B.401a
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E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/

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