Phd Student Position (F*M)

Universities and Institutes of Austria
November 13, 2022
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Temporary
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  • Organisation/Company: Austrian Academy of Sciences, The Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
  • Research Field: Communication sciences › Media studies
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 13/11/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Austria › Vienna
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Part-time
  • Hours Per Week: 20
  • Job ID: CMC144DOC222

    The Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) and the University of Klagenfurt is offering a

    PhD Student Position (fm)

    (part-time, 20h per week)

    in the Research Group “Media, Politics & Democracy (MePD)”, starting on December 01st, 2022, or later. The work contract will be limited to March 31st, 2024 but can be extended if additional funding is acquired. The research group “Media, Politics & Democracy” is concerned with the relationship between media, politics and the public in long-term perspective, with a special focus on Austria in international comparison.

    We are looking for a researcher willing to contribute to the FWF-funded research project “Journalism Under Duress”, whose main goal is to conduct the third wave of the “Worlds of Journalism Study”. Researchers from more than 120 countries are surveying representative samples of journalists, this time focusing, among other topics, on journalists' safety, deteriorating editorial freedom, influences on news production, the impact of technology, and increased precarization of journalistic labor. The Austrian study is carried out in collaboration with the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna.

    Your profile:

  • Master's degree in communication science or a closely related field
  • Knowledge of the Austrian media system and Austrian journalism
  • High level of knowledge in quantitative methods and statistical techniques
  • Fluency in German and English, both written and spoken
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to cooperate and to work team oriented
  • The position entails research under supervision as well as international presentations and publications in international scientific journals.

    We offer an employment contract for a duration of 16 months, i.e., the end of the current FWF project. The annual gross annual salary for this position is € 21.531,72, according to the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The position may be extended if third-party funding is obtained.

    For more information on the Institute for Comparative Media and Communications Studies see: https: // www.

    Please send your applications including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, an application letter, a documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/master diploma, etc.) and a sample publication (e.g., master thesis or other academic publication) via e-mail to Research Group Leader Dr Josef Seethaler:, mentioning Job ID: CMC144DOC222, no later than November 13th, 2022.

    The Austrian Academy of Sciences pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities and diversity. Individuals from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Austrian Academy of Sciences, The Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: // www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Austria
  • City: Vienna
  • State/Province: Vienna
  • Postal Code: 1010
  • Street: Dr. Ignaz Seipel Platz 2
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