European Communication Research
and Education Association

Log in

Academic employee (doctoral student or postdoc) (f/m/d), up to 100%

09.09.2021 16:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Karslruher Institut für Technologie

Supporting the chair for Science Communication with a Focus on Effects / Transfer

Organizational unit: Institute for Technology Futures (ITZ)

Job description

We are looking for a team member that supports our research and teaching investigating the dynamics of public controversies over science, technology, and the environment. Among others, this includes the following: science of science communication, media effects research, media usage, diffusion of information, e.g., in debates over meat consumption, climate change, gene technology, future mobility, COVID-19, and many more.

Among others, we are interested in how media cover these issues, how information diffuses and reaches diverse audiences, which actors use which arguments, how particular messages affect specific audiences, groups of actors, or societal processes.

We are looking for a team member who can contribute to these topics in their research and teaching. Successful candidates will teach (4 hours/week during a semester), contribute to research projects and research proposals and will pursue their own qualification (doctoral dissertation or postdoctoral work).

Starting date: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Personal qualification

Successful candidates have completed their Master’s degree (for doctoral position) or their doctorate (for postdoc position) in a social scientific subject with a focus on quantitative methods. They have worked on questions relating to communication research (e.g., Digital Media, Public Opinion, Media Psychology, Media Effects, News Diffusion, Political Communication, Reception Studies, Science Communication) and have acquired skills in quantitative social research methods (e.g., computational social science, social scientific experimental designs, survey research, quantitative media content analysis).


The remuneration occurs on the basis of the wage agreement of the civil service in TV-L E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration: 36 months

Application up to: October 20th, 2021

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Senja Post, e-mail:


Please submit the following in a single pdf document: letter of intent including research experience and interest, CV, transcripts of grades (high school diploma; Bachelor and Masters degree, doctoral certificate, if applicable), list of publications (if existent), one publication or a chapter from Master thesis as well as contact information for at least one academic reference.

Please submit your application in a single pdf document via email to

vacancy number: 2043/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore, we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 2043/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 2043/2021

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


Personnel Support is provided by:

Personalservice (PSE) - Human Resources

Ms Carrasco Sanchez

Phone: +49 721 608-42016,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe




Chaussée de Waterloo 1151
1180 Uccle

Who to contact

Support Young Scholars Fund

Help fund travel grants for young scholars who participate at ECC conferences. We accept individual and institutional donations.



Copyright 2017 ECREA | Privacy statement | Refunds policy