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[ecrea] Postdoctoral position in quantitative analysis of digital media
Wed May 09 22:08:56 GMT 2018
Postdoctoral position in quantitative analysis of digital media
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of
Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites
applications for a postdoctoral position in quantitative analysis of the
public’s use of digital media, to be filled by 1 October 2018 or as soon
as possible thereafter. The position is for two years.
*Job content *
The successful applicant will become part of the project entitled The
Peoples’ Internet <http://peoplesinternet.ku.dk/>, which examines the
uses of the internet and other media in China, Europe and the United
States. He/she will participate in the analysis of survey data and
tracking data covering the three regions, and will be expected to
collaborate with other project members on the analysis and
interpretation of both quantitative data and qualitative fieldwork data.
The position represents a unique opportunity to work with comprehensive
and complex data sets and to contribute to theory development on the
changing global media environment.
*Qualification requirements *
In order to be considered for the position applicants must have research
qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of
a successfully completed PhD within a relevant field.
Applicants must have a solid theoretical and methodological background
in research on new media and communicative practices. Applicants are
also required to document strong competences in the application of tools
for quantitative data analysis (such as R, SPSS, STATA or similar) to
the study of media and communication. Other things being equal,
applicants with previous experience in either Chinese media and
communication or culturally comparative studies of media and
communication will be preferred.
For further information about the position, please contact Professor
Klaus Bruhn Jensen, (kbj /at/ hum.ku.dk) <mailto:(kbj /at/ hum.ku.dk)>.
For further details about the qualification requirements for postdocs,
please read “Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013
The application must be submitted online in Adobe PDF or Word format.
ZIP-files cannot be uploaded.
Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page.
The application must be written in English and include the following
* Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
* Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail address & telephone number)
* Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD
* Complete and numbered list of publications. The enclosed
publications must be marked with *.
* Research plan, including a short description of previous research
and a plan for the coming years that includes an account of how the
applicant will contribute to the deliverables in the project
* Project proposal and documentation of teaching qualifications and
research dissemination, if any
* Publications. Applicants may choose a maximum of three publications
for assessment. Publication dates must be clearly marked on the
publication list. The publications selected must be uploaded as
attachments and listed from 1 to 3.
Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or
work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavours, the
extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly
stipulated. The Faculty may ask for a signed statement from the
co-authors stipulating the extent and nature of each individual’s
Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English can be expected
to be assessed.
All material will be shredded at the end of the appointment procedure.
*Appointment procedure *
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects
applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee.
All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application
has been accepted for assessment. The Dean subsequently appoints an
expert assessment committee tasked with carrying out an assessment of
the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are
notified of the composition of the committee. Applicants are ultimately
offered the opportunity of commenting on the part of the assessment
relating to themselves before the appointment is finalized.
Applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the
procedure by e-mail.
Further information about the application procedure is available from
academic officer Rikke Dall, e-mail (hum-jur-teo /at/ hrsc.ku.dk)
<mailto:(hum-jur-teo /at/ hrsc.ku.dk)>, please refer to ID number 8109.
*Salary and conditions of employment *
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement
between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of
Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 33,224
(EUR 4,459) + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is
possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.
The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of
Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that
makes it possible for international researchers employed by the
University to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension
contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the
different pension schemes, please see http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/
A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad,
If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on
how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.
Read more here : http://ism.ku.dk <http://ism.ku.dk/>,
UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply,
regardless of personal background.
*The closing date for applications is 23.59 CET, 22 June 2018*.
Applications or supplementary material received thereafter will not be
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