CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: POSTDOCTORAL POSITION (2 YEARS, RENEWABLE) WITH A FOCUS ON INTERNET USE AND SOCIETY


UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

About the position

  • 2-year postdoctoral position, renewable (80%, paid according to cantonal salary scheme)
  • Workplace is Zurich, Switzerland

What would be your main tasks?

  • Conduct high-quality research on Internet use and society using quantitative and/or qualitative methods
  • Teach one seminar or lecture each semester at the BA or MA level, supervise some MA theses, participate in mentoring PhD candidates in the group
  • Regularly interact with other team members both online and in person
  • Perform minor organizational tasks

What should you bring to the team?

  • Ph.D. in communication studies, sociology, or other social science field
  • Experience publishing empirical work
  • Excellent research skills
  • An interest in developing your teaching skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills

What can we offer you?

  • Flexibility in pursuing your own research and teaching interests
  • Regular intellectual exchange (both formal and informal)
  • Dynamic and collaborative research-oriented team
  • Support for professional development and work-related travel
  • Access to research resources and facilities in one of the leading communication departments

How to apply

Please send the following documents as a single PDF file to personal-at-ikmz.uzh.ch:Letter of motivation including:

  • Research topics of interest for the near future
  • Lectures/seminars you would be interested in teaching
  • Specific interests in/connections to/experiences with topics represented in the Internet Use & Society division (see our publications here)
  • Names of two potential references (no need to submit letters)
  • CV (including degrees earned, list of publications)
  • A copy of one of your publications
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