The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking applications for a
Postdoctoral Research Associate
(salary level TV-L E 13, 100%)
for the externally funded project B3-46 “Communication of religiously framed threats” at the earliest possible date. We are offering a full-time position until 31 December 2025. There are no teaching obligations attached to the offered position.
Drawing on preliminary work in the project leaders' work units (AE), the project is developing a combination of different automated content analysis procedures in order to be able to systematically survey the degree of religiously connoted threat communication in different text forms (media coverage, press releases by politically relevant actors). The project then combines these automated procedures with a Citizen Science module by contrasting manually coded degrees of threat perceptions with the automatically coded degrees. Finally, the project analyses the share of threat communication with religious connotations in total threat communication and the influence of religiously versus otherwise framed threat communication on attitudes in the population.
Advantages for you
The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating familyfriendly working conditions. Part-time options are generally available.
We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.
Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your electronic application by 9 October 2023 addressed to:
University of Münster
Institute of Political Science
Prof Bernd Schlipphak
Please submit your application including a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, your degree certificates, and a relevant writing sample. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file (LASTNAME_RPTHREAT_2023.pdf). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bernd Schlipphak (bernd.schlipphakuni-muensterde)