Position as PhD in the area of environmental and climate impacts of media habits

University of Southern Denmark
June 14, 2023
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Position as PhD in the area of environmental and climate impacts of media


Position as PhD in the area of environmental and climate impacts of media


The Department for Media, Design, Education and Cognition at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a 3-year position as PhD in the area of environmental and climate impacts of media habits. The position is located at the Media Studies section in Odense within the research group “Networked Media in Society” and in co-operation with Life Cycle Engineering, Department of Green Technology (TEK) and SDU Citizen Science. Starting date is September 1st, 2023.

At the Department for Media, Design, Education and Cognition we research themes within Media Science, Organisational Communication, Philosophy, Design and Education Sciences, cf. information about the department available here: https: // www. sdu.dk/en/omsdu/instituttercentre/mdle

The candidate will be part of the SDU Climate Cluster (SCC) interdisciplinary project Media habits and the environment, led by Associate Professor Anette Grønning, Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Professor MSO Morten Birkved, Institute of Green Technology, Faculty of Engineering, focusing on the impacts of media habits on the environment and the dissemination thereof.

The aim of the SCC project is to develop new ways of explaining and illustrating which impacts media habits have on the climate and environment as well as new ways of communicating these challenges. Through a media ethnographical perspective, the project relies on explorative methods, such as observations of and dialogues with citizens (media users) in order to co- create knowledge and sustainable consumption/habit changes. Citizen Science pertains to the inclusion of, contribution from, and reciprocity with citizens in order to achieve sustainable research outcomes. The successful candidate is expected to be able to formulate their own research topic and propose an original research question within the general scope of our project. The PhD candidate can address this issue from different approaches, such as media ethnography, action research, critical discourse analysis, or other media and communication theoretical approaches, methodologically combined with elements from citizen science. Applicants are encouraged to contact Head of Project Anette Grønning to qualify their ideas before submission.

Further information is available from Head of Department Marianne Wolff Lundholt at phone: +45 20550541, email: [email protected]

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc. A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for a PhD position, you must have completed a relevant master's degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.

The application should include:

  • Special PhD-application form found here
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages
  • Examination certificates
  • A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf- file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co- author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file
  • Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

    Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates. We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

    Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants' qualifications. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

    If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

    Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

    Applications should be sent electronically via the link "apply online" and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information "How to apply" before applying.

    We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanities can be found here.

    Campus: Odense

    Application deadline: 14/06/2023

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