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[Commlist] Two PhD positions in Media and Communication Studies within the field of Russian and post-Soviet studies
Thu Mar 28 20:56:45 GMT 2019
Two PhD positions in Media and Communication Studies within the field of
Russian and post-Soviet studies
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with
a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality
research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our
most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and
dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting
workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and
a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) is part of the
Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University and has an integrated
multi-disciplinary long-term research program with an in-depth focus on
recent developments in Russia, and in the post-Soviet sphere.
The Department of Informatics and Media (IM) has a broad research
profile based on resarch in the disciplines Media- and Communication
Studies, Human-Computer Interaction and Information Systems. In Media
and Communicaiton Studies research is focused on social and cultural
change connected to communication, media and digitalization.
The accepted candidates must have been admitted as doctoral students at
the Department of Informatics and Media and to the PhD program in Media
and Communication Studies. The holder of the position are to be employed
at IRES. Both PhD students will have a supervisor at the Department of
Informatics and Media as well as at IRES.
Duties/Project description: The position is a fully salaried PhD
position (doktorandtjänst), equivalent to a maximum of four-year
full-time PhD studies. The holder of the PhD position shall primarily
devote her/himself to her/his own doctoral study (see themes below).
Active participation in departmental activities as well as activities at
IRES such as seminars, workshops, etc., is expected. Other tasks,
including teaching and administrative work, can also be part of the
employment (for a maximum of 20%). The language of teaching is English
Both posts focus on the role of media in societal processes in Russia
and the post-Soviet sphere. The selected candidates are thus expected to
work at the crossroads of two fields, media and communication studies
and Russia or post-Soviet sphere studies. A comparative perspective is
welcome (i.e comparisons within or between countries in the region, or
over time), but not necessary.
One position is devoted to the role of media in social and cultural
process of change in Russia or the post-Soviet sphere, including the
impact of state powers on the media. This project will have the media
users in focus and study the importance of media and communication
technologies in the everyday life of people for interaction, relations,
identity formation and self-image. Qualitative studies of the role of
media in the construction of identities in relation to culture,
religion, gender and/or sexuality are of interest.
The second position is devoted to studies of media, communication and
the more general societal development in Russia or the post-Soviet
space. This project is expected to study organised production and use of
images/representation of the country that the political leadership wish
to spread, internally and externally, and/or alternative images that are
produced and distributed by other actors and that might have an impact
on the societal development.
Requirements: For admission to the PhD program in Media and
Communication Studies, an applicant must have basic and specific
eligibility prescribed by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Anyone with a
degree on the advanced level (i.e. a master’s degree), that has
completed course requirements of at least 240 credits (including at
least 60 credits at advanced level) has fulfilled the basic entry
requirements. The specific eligibility requirements for admission to the
PhD program in Media and Communication require that the applicant has
passed courses of 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies. Anyone
that in any other way, in or out of the country, has acquired equivalent
knowledge is also considered to fulfil the basic or specific eligibility
requirements, respectively. Information about eligibility requirements
and admission rules can be found on the web site of the University,
Admissions Ordinance for Studies at the Graduate Level.
We are seeking candidates with a documented background in the Russian or
post-Soviet society, and knowledge of media and communication.
Candidates should have a good overview of social sciences and/or the
humanities, and master the main methodologies used in these areas of
research. Good knowledge of the Russian/Eurasian society is required.
Language proficiency in Russian and/or in some other official language
in the post-Soviet space is a requirement. Also the excellent command of
written and spoken English is a requirement for this PhD position.
When the University employs new doctoral students the candidates will be
chosen who after a qualitative evaluation of competence and skills are
deemed to have the best capacity to fulfill work duties as well as
contributing to a positive development of the research environment. Of
vital importance is the capacity to finish the doctoral program
Qualifications must be documented so that quality as well as extent can
Candidates should be available for interview, either in person or via
A complete application must include:
Filled out form applying for admission to the doctoral program in
Media and Communication Studies.
A letter documenting 1) The motives why you are applying, your
research interest and relevant experiences for the PhD post (max 500
words) 2) A list over the documents handed in to support the application
3) If more than one academic work is handed in, you should name one of
them to be prioritized by the admission committee.
A dissertation plan (two pages). The plan should cover theoretical
approach, aim, research questions, type of data, method and time plan.
Curriculum Vitae / Résumé, including English proficiency with
certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date,
proving the basic and specific eligibility.
Two letters of recommendation
A copy of independently written work produced within the
applicant’s course of studies (e.g. bachelor or master thesis; include a
draft if not completed) or other relevant text(s)
Other documents the applicant may wish to attach, e.g. English test
Incomplete applications will not be considered
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education
Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes
equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute
to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications
from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 01-09-2019or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education
Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Director of
IRES Claes Levinsson: (claes.levinsson /at/ ires.uu.se), Head of IM Jenny
Eriksson Lundström: (jenny.eriksson /at/ im.uu.se), Göran Svensson, Head of
Subject MCS: (goran.svensson /at/ im.uu.se), or Associate Professor Ann-Mari
Sätre, Research Director at IRES: (ann-mari.satre /at/ ires.uu.se).
Please submit your application by 22 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/441.
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If
so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in
Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact
International Faculty and Staff Services at (ifss /at/ uadm.uu.se).
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben (seko /at/ uadm.uu.se)
ST/TCO (tco /at/ fackorg.uu.se)
Saco-rådet (saco /at/ uadm.uu.se)
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/441
Last application date: 2019-04-22
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