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The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), one of the six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, currently has a vacant postdoctoral position …
The Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR currently has a Postdoc vacancy as part of the ERC Starting Grant entitled 'Citizens exposed to …
The Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR currently has a Postdoc vacancy as part of the ERC Starting Grant entitled 'Citizens exposed to dissimilar views in the media: investigating backfire effects' directed by Dr Magdalena Wojcieszak.
In the current polarized climate, understanding between those who hold different views is needed more than ever. Exposure to dissimilar content that challenges one’s beliefs is hoped to foster tolerance. However, exposure to difference can also increase polarization and conflict among citizens with different opinions.
We do not know when and why exposure to dissimilar views amplifies or attenuates hostilities. This project addresses this question. We investigate (1) individual, social, and system factors that together drive exposure to dissimilar views in mass media and online, and (2) the effects of exposure to dissimilar views polarization, while (3) accounting for various political issues and intended and incidental exposure.
The key themes included in this project are:
We combine three methods and advance the use of behavioral data:
For both positions, you should:
Preferred starting dates are Fall 2018 (position 1, 0.90FTE) and Winter/Spring 2019 (position 2, 0.80 FTE). The possibility of complementing the positions with 0.1 and 0.3 FTE by teaching or working at other projects within the Department of Communication Science is negotiable.
You will be part of the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam (and of the AmDigital Communication Methods Lab and the Personalized Communications Project), and lead the development of innovative infrastructure, tools and methods that can advance Communication Science research about exposure to information in online settings.
Position 1 preferably starts in the Fall 2018 and position 2 in the Winter/Spring 2019. Both concern, in principle, a three-year period after an initial test period. The final implementation positions is pending contractual approval.
Your monthly gross salary will range, depending on your knowledge and experience, between €3,475 and €4,757 (Scale 11) based on a full-time basis.
We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
You may address questions about the application procedure and other general questions to:
Questions about the project content you may address to:
To apply for this position, please send at least the following documents in English by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
The deadline for applications is 1 June 2018. Please state vacancy number 18-211 in the subject line of your application, and indicate whether you are applying for position 1 or 2.
Please send all your documents in PDF or doc(x) format. We will only consider complete applications.
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