Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 18.12.2018

Post-doc position (100%, SNF)

University of Bern, Institute of Communication and Media Studies, Bern

Bewerbungsfrist: 20.01.2019

Beginn: 01.04.2019

At the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Bern (Switzerland, Prof. Silke Adam) the following position is available
Post-doc position (100%, SNF)
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 Koblenz-Landau (Prof. Michaela Maier) “Reciprocal relations between populist radicalright attitudes and political information behavior: A longitudinal study of attitude development in highchoice information environments” funded by SNF and DFG as well as the individual scientific qualification of the candidate.


Main Tasks:
Within the project, the Berne-position will take the lead in the following tasks:
‐ Cooperation with programmers as regards the development of a tracking tool for online information behavior; Preparation and supervision of media usage tracking
‐ Automated content analyses
‐ Data management and data fusion of survey and content analyses data
‐ Development of questionnaire
‐ Production of high-quality research output (e.g. peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations) 
Involvement in all other project tasks is strongly supported.


Employment qualifications:
‐ Excellent Ph.D. in communication science, 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 these positions


We offer:
‐ Research in an international, collegial and productive team
‐ Freedom and support to develop own research ideas and produce high-quality research output
‐ Excellent working conditions and environment


The University of Bern strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore invites qualified female candidates to apply.


Applications (letter of motivation including own research interests / ideas, CV incl. list of publications, certificates, the two best publications / chapters of the dissertation) should be mailed as one pdf file by January 20th, 2019 to Prof. Silke Adam (silke.adam@ikmb.unibe.ch).