PhD Position in Digital Methods at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands, 2017

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University of Amsterdam (UvA) is offering PhD Position in Digital Methods at the Faculty of Humanities – Department of Media Studies.

The PhD candidate would be appointed to work with the Digital Methods Initiative on the European Project, Opinion Dynamics and Cultural Conflict in European Space.

The University of Amsterdam is a public university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities and later renamed for the city of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam is the third-oldest university in the Netherlands.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Position is available for pursuing PhD programme.

Study Subject: Position is offered in the field of Digital Methods.

Scholarship Award: Salary indication: €2,191 to €2,801 gross per month

Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility: Successful candidates are expected to

  • Complete and defend a PhD dissertation within four years;
  • Demonstrate excellent written and spoken English;
  • Actively participate in the work of the project team, and collaborate with others in the Digital Methods Initiative;
  • Occasionally travel abroad for project work and conference presentations;
  • Possess technical skills in web development and/or the deft use of analytical software;
  • Contribute to the organization of project-related research activities and events such as the Digital Methods Summer and Winter Schools;
  • Assist in teaching activities, if needed and
  • Collaborate with artists, nongovernmental organizations and activist groups in project-related activities.

Nationality: Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have master’s degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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How to Apply: Applicants must submit their application by email. Applications must consist of one pdf or word document including the following:

  • An up-to-date CV;
  • A cover letter of no longer than 2 pages outlining your motivations to join the Digital Methods Initiative and illustrating how you meet the requirements for the position;
  • One to two reference letters;
  • A preliminary PhD proposal or sketch including research questions, theoretical approaches, objects of analysis, methodologies and most important literature (maximum 1,000 words), closely related to the issues of migration or populism.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide a writing sample of no longer than 10,000 words.

Please state vacancy number 17-021 in the subject line of your application. The subject of the email message and the attachment must consist of the text ‘applicant’s last name’ and ‘DMIPhD’.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 13, 2017.

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