Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 18.12.2018

Post-Doctoral Researcher (100% EGr. 13 TV-L)

University Koblenz-Landau, Department 8: Psychology at Campus Landau, Landau

Bewerbungsfrist: 20.01.2019

Beginn: 01.04.2019

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Department 8: Psychology at Campus Landau, the Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Pedagogy (Prof. Michaela Maier) wishes to fill the position of a

Post-Doctoral Researcher (100% EGr. 13 TV-L)

starting on April 1st 2019 (or by agreement) for a period of three years (36 months). The position will serve the joint research project with the University of Bern (Prof. Silke Adam) “Reciprocal relations between populist radical-right attitudes and political information behavior: A longitudinal study of attitude development in high-choice information environments” funded by DFG and SNF as well as the individual scientific qualification of the candidate.

Main Tasks:

Within the project, the Landau-position will take the lead in the following tasks:

 Measurement of explicit and implicit populist radical right attitudes

 Preparation and supervision of the surveys in cooperation with a market research institute

 Manual content analysis

 Production of high-quality research output (e.g. peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations)

Involvement in all other project tasks is strongly supported.

We offer the integration into a dynamic, highly motivated international working group in which there is room for cooperation and exchange as well as the freedom to develop one’s own ideas and to produce high-quality research output.

Employment Qualifications:

- Excellent Ph.D. in communication, a related social science discipline, psychology or informatics

- Strong interest in political online communication, media usage and media effects

- Very good skills in empirical social science methods (esp. survey and content analyses)

- Very good English skills

- Motivation for team work, high organizational and communicative skills

- Publication and project experience are advantageous for this position

Applicants should send their documents (motivation letter including own research interest/ideas, curriculum vitae incl. list of publications, certificates, one or two essays or sample chapters from his/her dissertation, etc.) as (one!) pdf-file only via email to by January 20th 2019. Please make sure to mention your name and the reference number 138/2018 in the subject line of the email.

Women with equivalent suitability, competence and professional performance will have preference for employment as far as and for as long as an underrepresentation exists. This is not the case if there are such serious reasons of an applicant that are above the principle of equality of women. Applicants with disabilities who have the same qualifications will have preference.

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