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Job offer: Research Associate (m/f/d) for project on conspiracy theories in digital public spheres (65% part-time, 3 years)

News from Dec 13, 2021

The Institute of Media- and Communication Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin has a vacancy for a research associate with working hours set at 65% of a full-time position (pay group 13 TV-L FU) starting as soon as possible (planned 01.01.2022), subject to third-party-funding.

TV-L FU Reference code: DIFFCONT-FU-22 (engl.) / Application Deadline: 20.12.2021

The position is part of a research project which analyzes diffusion dynamics of conspiracy theories in digital public spheres (Head: Dr. Annett Heft). The project explores how conspiracy theories spread across different actors and digital public spheres and which technical and communicative strategies are used to adapt conspiracy narratives to the respective communication environments. The project offers the opportunity to work on a methodologically innovative and socially relevant question and to contribute to a widely visible publication output and transfer into society. The research project is part of a larger thematic research network and is also closely linked to the work of the research group Digitalization and the Transnational Public Sphere based at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin.

All information on requirements and application process see: job advertisement.

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