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International PhD Position in Communication Science at Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

The Wageningen University & Research is inviting talented and enthusiastic young researchers to apply for the International PhD Position in Communication Science for the academic session 2023/2024.

The aim of this position is to conduct research on increasing citizens’ digital media literacy in online political communication as part of an ERC-funded project at Wageningen University and Research. The position also includes teaching and project management tasks. The appointed candidate will be offered a gross salary ranging from € 2.541, – to € 3.247.

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The Wageningen University & Research is a public university in Wageningen, Netherlands, founded in 1876. It focuses on agriculture, technical, and engineering subjects and is one of the world’s top universities ranking 124th in QS World University Rankings 2023. It is ranked as one of the best 150 universities in the world.

Why choose to study at Wageningen University & Research? The Wageningen University & Research offers education and research that promotes critical reflection on responsible decision-making in practices in fundamental and assumptions ethical choices in professional, scientific, corporate, and political. The university’s mission is to investigate the potential of nature to enhance the quality of life.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2023

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Wageningen University & Research
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Science position at Wageningen University & Research.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Completed MSc degree or finishing one before July 1, 2023, in Communication Science, Political Science, or Sociology.
  • Interest in online political communication and societal impact
  • Empirical research focus and willingness to learn quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Proficiency in statistical software such as SPSS, Stata, and/or R
  • The candidate should also have a scientific mindset, inquisitive personality, team player, and ability to work independently.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply for this opportunity, candidates have to apply for the position through the online portal of the university.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must provide the following supporting documents:
  • Curriculum vita
  • Copy of passport
  • Motivation letter
  • Employers statement
  • Government statement
  • Transcripts academic records
  • Admission Requirements: The students are required to present the admission requirements:
  • The applicants must have an MSc degree in Communication Science or a related discipline such as Political Science or Sociology.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Language Requirement: Applicants must fulfill the following language requirements:
  • The applicants must have good English language skills, both written and spoken
  • TOEFL internet-based test: overall score of 90, with at least 20 for speaking
  • IELTS (academic version): 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 for speaking
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): at C1 level
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): any grade accepted
  • RATEr: local test only available at Wageningen University & Research or Nijmegen University, with passing score required to meet entry requirements.


The successfully selected candidate will be appointed at the fully funded PhD position with full-time employment benefits as listed below:

  • Sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave
  • Flexible working hours for better work-life balance
  • Additional compensation/holiday hours by working more
  • Access to sports facilities for a small fee
  • Fixed December bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent pension scheme and Tailored course program
  • Gross salary ranging from € 2.541,- to € 3.247,- per month
  • Temporary contract with possibility of extension
  • Personal initiative and training opportunities
  • Green and innovative campus and international working environment

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