Two Doctoral researcher positions & one Project Manager position at LMU Munich

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Update: the application deadline for LMU's recently advertised three positions has been extended for technical reasons. The new application deadline is 06 October 2013 for the following vacancies: 
 
Dear everyone, LMU Munich's department for Communication Science and Media Research is currently advertising three positions of interest for the ECREA community:

- one PhD student position focusing on the analysis of strategic communication (50%, 3 years)

http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/lehrbereiche/froehlich/news/vacancy_sc.pdf

- one PhD student position focusing on automated quantitative text analysis (50%, 2 years 11 months)
http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/lehrbereiche/froehlich/news/vacancy_ta.pdf
-one Project manager position (67%, 3 years)
http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/lehrbereiche/froehlich/news/vacancy_pm.pdf

All three positions are part of a large EU project related to the role of media in conflict, and will cooperate with an international consortium of European researchers.
For detailed information, please see below.
Best wishes
Christian Baden

 
 

The Institute for Communication Science and Media Research (IfKW), Prof. Dr. Fröhlich at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, invites experienced, highly motivated project managers to apply for the following position:
EU Project Manager (f/m) 67% position, TV-L 13, for 3 years, from January 2014
The position will serve as main project manager for a large EU-funded FP7 research project on the role of media in conflict, involving 9 European universities and research institutions. The project manager assures a smooth and successful execution of the project in close cooperation with the project coordinator, Prof. Dr. Romy Fröhlich at LMU Munich. The project manager will work with her to implement the project’s administrative and financial management, and support the entire, international research team in the conduct of the project.
Suitable candidates should...

  •   hold a university degree (at least MA or equivalent)
  •   command experience in managing EU-funded, internationally collaborative research
    projects, and wide knowledge of EU reporting rules and financial guidelines
  •   have excellent skills in project management and administration
  •   be versed in the use of project management software and communication tools be experienced in international correspondence with both researchers and
    administrative bodies
  •   possess excellent (written and spoken) English communication skills, and at least basic
    German language skills
  •   be willing to travel for meetings related to project management
  •   possess a pro-active and problem solving attitude, capable of controlling deadlines,
    people and results in a positive way;
  •   be experienced with cultural differences and capable of handling this diplomatically.
    Additional desirable skills, which are not mandatory, include knowledge of intellectual property regulations, and any additional foreign language skills relevant to the team and its research (Albanian, Arabic, Croatian, French, Greek, Hebrew, Serbian, Spanish).
    The candidate is expected to...
  •   take charge of the management of the research project, in close collaboration with the project coordinator, Prof. Dr. Romy Fröhlich
  •   implement and manage the legal, administrative and financial framework of the project, including its reporting procedures (in coordination with the responsible researchers within the consortium)
  •   assist in (the organization of) disseminating activities (workshops, conferences, publications, online contents)
  •   coordinate with the EU’s Project officer in Brussels and the administrations of the participating institutions
  •   maintain and facilitate communication between the project partners and the coordinator
  •   manage internal relations with project co-workers, maintain contact with external
    stakeholders and act as first contact for the project
  •   prepare and conduct team meetings and support the team in the organization of other
    events (workshops, conferences, etc).
  •   collaborate with the entire project team to facilitate the research work and provide
    administrative support
    The department and project consortium provides the candidate with...
  •   an international, excellent research environment within a large, EU funded, innovative, collaborative research project
  •   project management experience in a highly socially relevant research project
  •   a large and high-ranking network of project partners, associate partners and excellent
    contacts in academia, NGOs, politics/administration, etc.
  •   a generous budget for administration-related travelling (attending project meetings etc.)
  •   access to LMU’s diverse opportunities and support for lifelong learning and other
    training facilities
    To apply, suitable candidates should submit the following by email to Prof. Dr. Romy Fröhlich (froehlich@ifkw.lmu.de) by 22.09.2013:
  •   a cover letter
  •   a CV, addressing the required skills (above), including academic degrees, publications (if
    any), and any other activities of relevance to the above task (employments, internships,
    trainings, etc.)
  •   copies of the relevant academic certificates (scanned)
  •   references from the coordinators (including contact details) – at least one, preferably two
    previous internationally collaborative, EU-funded projects managed by the candidate All these documents should be submitted as one joint PDF attachment. Job interviews are expected to take place in October.
    LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
    For further information on Prof. Dr. Romy Fröhlich and her team, the Institute for Communication Science and Media Research, and LMU Munich, please consult these links:
    Prof. Dr. Fröhlich: http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/lehrbereiche/froehlich/english/index.html Dr. Baden: http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/personen/mitarbeiter/baden_christian/index.html IfKW: http://www.en.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/index.html LMU: http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/index.html
    For specific inquiries, please contact Dr. Christian Baden (c.baden@lmu.de), +49-89-2180- 9425

    The Institute for Communication Science and Media Research (IfKW), Prof. Dr. Fröhlich at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, invites outstanding, highly motivated graduates to apply for the following position:
    Doctoral Researcher “Strategic Communication” (f/m) 50% position, TV-L 13, for 3 years, from January 2014
    The position focuses on the analysis of strategic communication/PR of political actors and experts in the field of international (violent) conflicts. The emphasis is on dynamics of the verbalization of evidential claims, frames, and agendas of strategic communicators. The overall aim is to analyze how the insertion of specific (strategic) contents into the public debate influences their further dissemination and the evolution of available news content. Successful candidates will join a young team of researchers which is part of a larger international project team, involving 9 European universities and research institutions. Together we are conducting an EU-funded research project on the role of media in (international) conflicts. Candidates are encouraged to conduct their PhD based on their research within this project.
    Suitable applicants should...

    •   hold a university degree (MA or equivalent) in Communication Science, or another social science if they can document their experience in the scientific analysis of public/strategic communication
    •   have experience in social scientific empirical research, specifically:

      •   profound command of quantitative content analysis and other quantitative research
        methods
      •   good knowledge of statistical data analysis strategies and techniques
      •   methodological and theoretical experience in framing analysis
      •   additional desirable, but not mandatory qualifications include experience in other
        qualitative research methods; automated/computer-assisted text analysis strategies;
        and/or statistical time series analysis
    •   possess excellent (written and spoken) English communication skills, and at least basic
      German language skills
      The candidate is expected to...
      contribute actively to the identification, collection and analysis of strategic communication/PR of political actors and experts
    •   contribute to the development of a specific research design and relevant research tools for framing analysis
    •   collaborate with the entire, multinational research team, specifically the researchers involved in the analysis of conflict-related news and social media contents
    •   collaborate with the entire team in the statistical analysis of obtained data
    •   participate in the team’s publication activities, and present advances from her/his work at international conferences

    The department and project consortium provides the candidate with...

    •   an international, excellent research environment within a large, EU funded, innovative, collaborative research project
    •   collaboration with and supervision by experienced researchers in the social scientific analysis of strategic communication, quantitative and qualitative text analysis, and statistical data analysis
    •   access to large scale content analytic data, and integration with other research tasks within the project
    •   a generous budget for research-related travelling (attending conferences, project meetings) and other research-related expenses
      To apply, suitable candidates should submit the following by email to Prof. Dr. Romy Fröhlich (froehlich@ifkw.lmu.de) by 22.09.2013:  a cover letter briefly explaining the motivation for applying to the position a CV, addressing the required skills (above), including academic degrees,
      publications/conference papers (if any), and any other activities of relevance to the above
      task (employments, internships, trainings, etc.)
    •   copies of the relevant academic certificates (scanned)
    •   a digital copy of the candidate’s final thesis, or a paper/publication relevant to the topic
      The cover letter, CV, and certificates should be submitted as one joint PDF attachment.
      Job interviews are expected to take place in October.
      LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
      For further information on Prof. Dr. Romy Fröhlich and her team, the Institute for Communication Science and Media Research, and LMU Munich, please consult these links:
      Prof. Dr. Fröhlich: http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/lehrbereiche/froehlich/english/index.html Dr. Baden: http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/personen/mitarbeiter/baden_christian/index.html IfKW: http://www.en.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/index.html LMU: http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/index.html
      For specific inquiries, please contact Dr. Christian Baden (c.baden@lmu.de), +49-89-2180- 9425

      The Institute for Communication Science and Media Research (IfKW), Prof. Dr. Fröhlich at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, invites outstanding, highly motivated graduates to apply for the following position:
      Doctoral Researcher “Computational Text Analysis” (f/m) 50% position, TV-L 13, for 2 years 11 months, from February 2014
      The position focuses on the development and application of quantitative methods of content- and text analysis. It is part of a larger project team, involving 9 European universities and research institutions, conducting an EU-funded research project on the role of media in conflict. Within this project, one group of researchers conducts a large scale, quantitative analysis of dynamic news media contents related to violent conflicts. The advertised position is affiliated with this part of the project, and provides part of its methodological foundations. Candidates are encouraged to conduct their PhD based on their research within this project.
      Suitable candidates should...

      •   hold a university degree (MA or equivalent) in the Social Sciences, Computer Science, or Computational Linguistics
      •   command wide experience in the application of quantitative research methods and statistics
      •   have some experience in social scientific empirical research
      •   working knowledge in computer programming (experience in Python is desirable)
      •   show a profound interest in the development of computer-assisted strategies for text
        analysis in a scientific context
      •   possess excellent (written and spoken) English communication skills, and at least basic
        German language skills
      •   be prepared to spend some part of the project duration at the partner institutions in
        Athens, Jerusalem, and Madrid
        The candidate is expected to...
      •   contribute actively to the development of methodological approaches to automated text- analysis in a social scientific context
      •   collaborate with the entire, multinational research team, specifically the researchers involved in the analysis of conflict-related news and social media contents
      •   assist the team in the algorithmic implementation and programming of computer- assisted text analysis routines
      •   collaborate with the entire team in the statistical analysis of obtained data (basic prior knowledge of time series analysis or similar is desirable, but not required)
      •   participate in the team’s publication activities, and present advances from her/his work at international conferences

      The department and project consortium provides the candidate with...

      •   an international, excellent research environment within a large, EU funded, innovative, collaborative research project
      •   collaboration with and supervision by experienced researchers in social scientific, quantitative text analysis, statistical data analysis, and semantic network analysis
      •   access to large scale content analytic data, and integration with other research tasks within the project
      •   a generous budget for research-related travelling (visiting project partners, attending conferences, project meetings) and other research-related expenses
      •   access to LMU’s diverse opportunities and support for lifelong learning and other training facilities
        To apply, suitable candidates should submit the following by email to Dr. Christian Baden (c.baden@lmu.de) by 22.09.2013:  a cover letter briefly explaining the motivation for applying to the position a CV, addressing the required skills (above), including academic degrees,
        publications/conference papers (if any), and any other activities of relevance to the above
        task (employments, internships, trainings, etc.)
      •   copies of the relevant academic certificates (scanned)
      •   a digital copy of the candidate’s final thesis, or a paper/publication relevant to the topic
        The cover letter, CV, and certificates should be submitted as one joint PDF attachment.
        Job interviews are expected to take place in October.
        LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
        For further information on Prof. Dr. Romy Fröhlich and her team, the Institute for Communication Science and Media Research, and LMU Munich, please consult these links:
        Prof. Dr. Fröhlich: http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/lehrbereiche/froehlich/english/index.html Dr. Baden: http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/personen/mitarbeiter/baden_christian/index.html IfKW: http://www.en.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/index.html LMU: http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/index.html
        For specific inquiries, please contact Dr. Christian Baden (c.baden@lmu.de), +49-89-2180- 9425