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Vacature University of Amsterdam - PhD position in the DATACTIVE project HRS4R

Specificaties - (uitleg)

Locatie Amsterdam
FunctietypesPhD positions
Wetenschappelijke disciplineLanguage and Culture
Uren 38,0 uren per week
Salaris € 2174 - € 2651
Werk-/denkniveauUniversity Graduate
Vacaturenummer 16-371
Vertalingen
About employer University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Short link www.academictransfer.com/35194

Functiebeschrijving

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for a PhD candidatye to join the ERC-funded project 'Data Activism: The Politics of Big Data According to Civil Society'(DATACTIVE), with Dr. Stefania Milan as Principal Investigator. DATACTIVE investigates citizens’ engagement with massive data collection, seeking to understand how activism evolves in the time of datafication.

As datafication progressively invades all spheres of contemporary society, citizens grow increasingly aware of the critical role of information as the new fabric of social life. This awareness gives rise to new sociotechnical practices taking a critical approach to ‘big data’ and massive data collection, which fall under the rubric of ‘data activism’. Data activism takes at least two forms: re-activedata activism, whereby people increasingly resist the threats to civil rights that derive from corporate privacy intrusion and government surveillance (e.g., by means of technical fixes such as encryption); and pro-active data activism, whereby citizens take advantage of the possibilities for campaigning and social change that data availability provides (e.g., data-based advocacy). The DATACTIVE project explores how activism broadly defined evolves in the age of big data. We take a critical look at, among others, citizen empowerment through data; civil society’s privacy practices; surveillance and internet activism; governance of data flows and internet infrastructure; open data and civic tech networks.

You will join an interdisciplinary team working under the leadership of Dr. Stefania Milan (the Principal Investigator) and collaboratively examining the emerging dynamics of data activism at the intersection of its social and technological dimensions. We offer a multidisciplinary, interactive and international research environment in a leading department (Communication and Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam currently ranks number 8 in the QS World Rankings).

Functie-eisen

The ideal candidate should have:

  • a demonstrable affinity with one or the combination of the following areas of research: social movements/grassroots activism’s engagement with data, digital technology and citizen participation, datafication and digital citizenship, democratic agency and algorithmic power, social effects of algorithm discrimination, (participatory) governance of data flows;
  • a Master's, Master of Research, or equivalent degree in one of the following disciplines: sociology, political science, communication sciences, media studies, and neighboring disciplines, preferably with expertise in one of the following fields: social movement studies, digital sociology, sociology of knowledge and/or culture, international relations, governance studies, critical internet studies, critical data studies;
  • demonstrable expertise in qualitative/ethnographic and/or quantitative research methods;
  • familiarity (or willingness to acquire it) with data processing techniques and digital methods.

In addition, he or she should also possess:

  • a good knowledge of current developments in digital communication technology in the post-Snowden era, and the related socio-technical and policy processes;
  • a creative mind and an interest to think across disciplines and domains;
  • strong communication skills, and an interest in building bridges between research, policy and advocacy/activism;
  • excellent command of English. Familiarity with other languages constitutes an asset;
  • the ability to work independently as well as in a team, and be responsive to feedback;
  • the willingness to engage in research collaboration with nongovernmental organizations;
  • superior organizational skills, including the ability to plan one’s work and meet deadlines. He or she should have an eye for detail, and be available occasionally to work under tight deadlines.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

The candidate will be appointed full-time (38 hours per week) for a period of 36 months at the Department of Media Studies of the Faculty of Humanities. The research will be carried out under the aegis of ASCA. Starting date will be 1 November 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter), initially for a period of one year. Contingent on satisfactory performance the contract will be extended by a maximum of two additional years leading to the completion of a PhD thesis. The gross monthly salary (on a full-time basis) will range from €2,174 during the first year to €2,651 during the third year, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Werkgever

University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad. 

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Afdeling

Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)

Located at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) is an interdisciplinary research community whose members share a commitment to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and political debates in society at large. Within ASCA they collaborate to provide a stimulating environment for scholars, professionals, and graduate students from the Netherlands and abroad. 

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Specificaties - (uitleg)

Locatie Amsterdam
FunctietypesPhD positions
Wetenschappelijke disciplineLanguage and Culture
Uren 38,0 uren per week
Salaris € 2174 - € 2651
Werk-/denkniveauUniversity Graduate
Vacaturenummer 16-371
Vertalingen
About employer University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Short link www.academictransfer.com/35194

Functiebeschrijving

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for a PhD candidatye to join the ERC-funded project 'Data Activism: The Politics of Big Data According to Civil Society'(DATACTIVE), with Dr. Stefania Milan as Principal Investigator. DATACTIVE investigates citizens’ engagement with massive data collection, seeking to understand how activism evolves in the time of datafication.

As datafication progressively invades all spheres of contemporary society, citizens grow increasingly aware of the critical role of information as the new fabric of social life. This awareness gives rise to new sociotechnical practices taking a critical approach to ‘big data’ and massive data collection, which fall under the rubric of ‘data activism’. Data activism takes at least two forms: re-activedata activism, whereby people increasingly resist the threats to civil rights that derive from corporate privacy intrusion and government surveillance (e.g., by means of technical fixes such as encryption); and pro-active data activism, whereby citizens take advantage of the possibilities for campaigning and social change that data availability provides (e.g., data-based advocacy). The DATACTIVE project explores how activism broadly defined evolves in the age of big data. We take a critical look at, among others, citizen empowerment through data; civil society’s privacy practices; surveillance and internet activism; governance of data flows and internet infrastructure; open data and civic tech networks.

You will join an interdisciplinary team working under the leadership of Dr. Stefania Milan (the Principal Investigator) and collaboratively examining the emerging dynamics of data activism at the intersection of its social and technological dimensions. We offer a multidisciplinary, interactive and international research environment in a leading department (Communication and Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam currently ranks number 8 in the QS World Rankings).

Functie-eisen

The ideal candidate should have:

  • a demonstrable affinity with one or the combination of the following areas of research: social movements/grassroots activism’s engagement with data, digital technology and citizen participation, datafication and digital citizenship, democratic agency and algorithmic power, social effects of algorithm discrimination, (participatory) governance of data flows;
  • a Master's, Master of Research, or equivalent degree in one of the following disciplines: sociology, political science, communication sciences, media studies, and neighboring disciplines, preferably with expertise in one of the following fields: social movement studies, digital sociology, sociology of knowledge and/or culture, international relations, governance studies, critical internet studies, critical data studies;
  • demonstrable expertise in qualitative/ethnographic and/or quantitative research methods;
  • familiarity (or willingness to acquire it) with data processing techniques and digital methods.

In addition, he or she should also possess:

  • a good knowledge of current developments in digital communication technology in the post-Snowden era, and the related socio-technical and policy processes;
  • a creative mind and an interest to think across disciplines and domains;
  • strong communication skills, and an interest in building bridges between research, policy and advocacy/activism;
  • excellent command of English. Familiarity with other languages constitutes an asset;
  • the ability to work independently as well as in a team, and be responsive to feedback;
  • the willingness to engage in research collaboration with nongovernmental organizations;
  • superior organizational skills, including the ability to plan one’s work and meet deadlines. He or she should have an eye for detail, and be available occasionally to work under tight deadlines.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

The candidate will be appointed full-time (38 hours per week) for a period of 36 months at the Department of Media Studies of the Faculty of Humanities. The research will be carried out under the aegis of ASCA. Starting date will be 1 November 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter), initially for a period of one year. Contingent on satisfactory performance the contract will be extended by a maximum of two additional years leading to the completion of a PhD thesis. The gross monthly salary (on a full-time basis) will range from €2,174 during the first year to €2,651 during the third year, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Werkgever

University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad. 

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Afdeling

Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)

Located at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) is an interdisciplinary research community whose members share a commitment to maintaining a close connection with contemporary cultural and political debates in society at large. Within ASCA they collaborate to provide a stimulating environment for scholars, professionals, and graduate students from the Netherlands and abroad. 

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