Postdoc in Media Psychology/Communication/Media Studies
3 days left
- Full Time
Department Institute for Research of Children, Youth and Family – Faculty of Social Studies
Deadline 1 Dec 2020
Start date January to March 2021 (negotiable)
The Dean of Faculty of Social Studies OPENS A POSITION
of Postdoc in media psychology / communication / media studies
Working time: full time
Start date: January to March 2021 (negotiable)
Application deadline: 1 December 2020
We are seeking a highly motivated researcher for a postdoctoral position in media psychology/communication/media studies for IRTIS at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
IRTIS (Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society) is a research team focused on examining the effects of ICTs on individuals and society from the psychological, sociological, and media studies perspectives. We are a strong team with a high level of international and interdisciplinary cooperation.
Currently, we are involved in three major projects
- a European Horizon 2020 project focused on youth digital skills (14 European universities and the best scientists in the world are involved in this project), started January 2020
- an established European network focused on children online EU Kids Online - https://www.lse.ac.uk/media-and-communications/research/research-projects/eu-kids-online
- a ground-breaking Czech project to examine the effect of ICTs on the well-being of adolescents (started January 2019) – see https://irtis.muni.cz/future
- The projects we are currently working on examine the role of ICTs on the well-being of adolescents and include longitudinal data collections and experimental data collections that focus on capturing causal effects. This position includes a range of activities related to the data collections (e.g., input for questionnaires and methods); data analyses; a leading role in writing publications and cooperation on other team members’ publications) (e.g., research papers for peer-reviewed journals, research reports for dissemination to the general public); and attendance at international meetings and conferences;
- The position centers on the topic of impact of ICT on well-being among children and adolescents. More specifically, we search for the expertise in one of these topics: ICT and health (eating behavior, sleeping, seeking health information etc), excessive internet use, social networking sites, online communication, digital skills.
- PhD in Psychology, Communication, Media Studies, or another social science field with relevance to the study of the effects of ICT on individuals and society;
- Interest in the effects of ICT on children and adolescents, experience with research on the same or a related topic (i.e., research projects, publications);
- Experience with quantitative research projects and a strong knowledge of quantitative methodology;
- High skills in statistical analyses and work with quantitative data;
- Willingness to learn;
- Ability to work autonomously on the research topic;
- Ability to work in a team, problem-solving skills, time-management skills, thoroughness, perseverance;
- Proficiency in English.
- Full-time job (40 hours per week) in Brno;
- Flexibility in working hours, home office;
- 46,000 - 50,000 CZK/month gross salary (median wage in the Czech Republic: 29,333 CZK);
- Job offer for one year (until December 2021) with an expected extension until December 2023 (or longer) upon mutual satisfaction with the first year;
- The background of a prestigious and successful institution;
- Work on large international research projects with a highly motivated team of about 20 researchers;
- Close cooperation with strong international researchers and the best European universities;
- Active support for professional and personal development (knowledge and experience sharing in the team, summer schools or workshops, support in grant applications, a wide range of activities supported by the university - language courses, sports activities etc.);
- Six weeks (30 working days) of vacation;
- Office located in the center of Brno, a city ranked among top ten student cities worldwide according to student view (https://www.em.muni.cz/en/news/10592-student-view-brno-is-one-of-the-top-5-cities-in-the-world), famous (among others) for its coffee culture; for further information about Brno, please visit https://brnoregion.com/work.
- Professional CV with detailed descriptions of previous work on research projects and a detailed description of statistical skills. Please attach published work(s) to demonstrate your statistical skills;
- Motivation letter;
- Two letters of recommendation.
Please use the electronic application form to apply for the competition.
Deadline for submission of applications is 1 December 2020.
Information about IRTIS (Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society) can be found here: https://irtis.muni.cz/