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Postdoctoral fellow to the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication

We are hiring one postdoctoral fellow to work in the ERC-funded project Varieties of Media Effects at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The research project Varieties of Media Effects (2019-2024) studies public opinion on a range of societal problems, and how these opinions are influenced by news media coverage and citizens’ media usage, in a rapidly changing media environment. More specifically, the research project analyses a range of factors that contributes to long-term media effects on public opinion. The empirical studies are based on a combination of methods for data collection – panel surveys, media content analyses, focus groups and experiments – and are conducted in close collaboration with the SOM institute at the University of Gothenburg. The postdoctoral researcher will work together in a project team consisting of two PhD students, several affiliated scholars and one principal investigator (Associate Professor Adam Shehata).

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The applicant must have a PhD in media- and communication science, political science or a similar discipline. Accumulated experience in opinion research, media studies, or political psychology is required. Knowledge of quantitative research and analysis, such as experiments, panel studies and/or automated media content analyses, is a requirement, as is a documented experience of statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata and/or R. Excellent English skills, oral and in writing, is required since the working language within the program is English.

To be successful in this position you must have an eye for detail, be good at organizing and be a problem solver. You need to be able to work together with a large and diverse group of researchers and assistants. We expect that you have excellent communication and collaboration skills. We will make an overall assessment and the applicants considered to be best qualified to carry out and develop the duties described above will be appointed to the position.


Fixed-term employment, two years, full time, start date January 1st 2020 or per agreement.

For further information:

Please read the full announcement on the University's web.

Closing date:

October 22, 2019