Postdoc Communication Science

Postdoc Communication Science

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Job description

Do you enjoy
  • Engaging in cutting-edge research on disinformation, as part of the European Digital Media Observatory EDMO;
  • Participatingin groupsof internationally renowned scholars, and join peer networks, with many opportunities to engage and develop your career;
  • Being part of a state-of-the-art research, innovative in focus and approach;
  • Being part of supporting the activities of EDMO and working with the Executive Board.
What are you going to do

Tasks include:
  • Develop, conduct, and publish research, with a focus on disinformation, in particular focused on users and citizens;
  • Contribute to the public debate and organise outreach activities as part of EDMO and related groups at the University of Amsterdam;
  • Contribute to events, research meetings, and grant applications;
  • Collaborate with other researchers;
  • Support the EDMO Executive board member at U Amsterdam.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


Your experience and profile:
  • A PhD degree in communication science, journalism, or related social science field;
  • A strong affinity with digital / computational science methods;
  • Affinity with or interest in disinformation research;
  • Experience in working together with a team of people from different disciplines;
  • An excellent written and spoken command of English, for instance demonstrated by publications in English-language journals;
  • The ability, willingness, and commitment to do autonomous work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Interesting in having an active role in organizing work for the executive board, workshops, lecture series, and similar events.
If the vacancy appeals to you, but you are doubting whether you might be THE person we are looking for, please do apply. We encourage all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, people with disabilities, and members of other groups underrepresented in academia to apply. We are committed to creating an environment of mutual respect, inclusiveness, equal opportunities with room for situated experiences, diverse perspectives, and ideas to flourish. This commitment applies to our research, organisation, room for flexibility, training, and community activities as well as our hiring strategy.

Conditions of employment

We offer an employment contract for 30 months full time with a probationary period of two months, preferablystarting on April 1, 2023 or soon thereafter. The employment contract is for 38 hours a week.

Your salary, depending on your relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between €3974 to €5439 gross per month (scale 11) on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education. The position is pending final financial approval.

What else do we offer
  • a position in which initiative and input are highly valued
  • an enthusiastic and warm team that is open to new colleagues
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.


Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioral sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


  • Postdoc
  • Behaviour and society
  • 30—38 hours per week
  • max. €3974 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 11037


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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