Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ)

Postdoctoral Position in Internet & Society
80-100 %

The University of Zurich is the largest university in Switzerland. The Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) at the University of Zurich (UZH) is one of the leading international departments of communication studies.
The successful applicant will work on dedicated topics that align with the division's research program (link to the research program) or contribute to a new research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) led by Prof. Dr. Michael Latzer and Dr. Moritz Büchi.
The division's research program focuses, among other things, on digitalization as socio-technical transformation, algorithmic selection in everyday life, governance of media change, digital inequalities, and digital well-being (link to the publications) for the division's recent publications). The new SNSF project aims at conceptually capturing and empirically assessing chilling effects, i.e., inhibitory effects on people's digital communication behaviors that result from their sense of being surveilled online from an empirical communication science perspective (link to the project).

Your responsibilities

As a postdoctoral researcher in the team, you will

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Place of work

Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Switzerland

Start of employment

The planned starting date for this position is 1 January 2022 or upon agreement.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2021. Review starts immediately and early submissions are encouraged, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please submit your application containing your CV including a list of publications and conference presentations, grade transcripts, copy of degrees, up to three selected publications (e.g., journal articles, dissertation chapter), and a short letter of motivation (max. 2 pages A4).

The contract is for 3.5 years and can be renewed.

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