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, 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@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 enclosures:
  • Application letter/cover letter (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (with applicant’s e-mail address & telephone number)
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.).
  • 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 description.
  • 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 contribution.
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@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, http://ism.ku.dk/
If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH.
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 considered.




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