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Research and Teaching Assistant in Media Management (60 %)

13.01.2021 10:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) at the University of Zurich

The position is based in the division "Strategic Communication & Media Management" headed by Prof. Dr. Nadine Strauß. This division is part of the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) at the University of Zurich (UZH).

Your Responsibilities

  • Completion of a dissertation in three to four years
  • Collaborating in existing projects and developing new projects with members of the team "Strategic Communication & Media Management”
  • Research and teaching in innovative areas of media management and related areas
  • Teaching in German at BA level
  • Conference participation, publications, further academic qualifications, academic service

Your Profile

  • Excellent Master's degree in Communication Studies or related areas
  • Strong interest in research of media management, sustainable business models (media enterprises), innovation and user-oriented content
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative methods and data analysis (e.g. content analysis, surveys, experiments, interviews); interest and first experiences in computational methods
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Advantageous: Familiarity with the Swiss and/or German media systems

What We Offer

  • The department offers an outstanding research and teaching environment, a wide range of work areas and an inspiring intellectual climate.
  • The division "Strategic Communication & Media Management" fosters a culture of cooperation and mutual support towards new recruits. It offers new members excellent opportunities for national and international networking.

Place of Work

  • Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zürich

Start of Employment

  • From 1 April 2021 onwards or, in coordination with the candidate, at a later date.

Documents for Application:

  • A letter of motivation addressing the match between your profile and the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1-2 page outline of potential dissertation idea that could fit the division's profile
  • Copies of transcripts, degrees, relevant certificates
  • A full text example of a representative academic work (e.g. MA thesis)

Deadline: 16 February 2021

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