The Department of Education at Utrecht University is looking for a PhD candidate (0.8 FTE for 5 years) on the NWA project Navigating the cross-contextual media landscape: Children’s and adolescent’s digital media use, development and (in)equality.
About the project:
Today’s children and youth (C&Y) are immersed in digital media in the full media landscape that surrounds them across contexts. The Covid pandemic revealed inequal opportunities for C&Y to use digital media. There are differences in digital media access, motivation/skills to use digital media, and support of key persons (e.g., parents/teachers/peers) herein. Understanding mechanisms in C&Y’s digital media use related to their development helps them and key persons to act in evidence-informed ways to reduce inequality. A better understanding of these factors is especially important during transition periods (i.e., from kindergarten to primary school or the early years in secondary school). During these periods, deviations in development could strongly impact C&Y’s opportunities. Our aim is that scientists, parents, professionals and C&Y understand the mechanisms that influence the relations between C&Y's digital media use, their development and opportunities. Furthermore, we want to develop skills and tools to support a positive impact of C&Y’s digital media use on development and equality of opportunities.
We are a consortium of five universities (Utrecht University, University Maastricht, UTwente, Radboud University and Leiden University), two universities of applied sciences (Fontys and Windesheim) and seven collaboration partners (Centrum Jeugd en Gezin, Stichting Lezen, Kids Connect, TNO, Nederlands Jeugd Instituut, Kennisnet and Lucas Onderwijs).
In total, the NWA project consists of seven PhD part-projects and one postdoc project. The Department of Education of Utrecht University currently offers one PhD position in Educational Sciences/Pedagogy/Communication Sciences on Early adolescent’s digital media use and their cognitive development.
You will be offered a temporary position (0.8 FTE), initially for one year with an extension to a total of 5 years, upon a successful assessment in the first year, and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The gross salary ranges between €2.541,- in the first year and €3.247,- in the fourth year of employment (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.
In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.
For questions or further information about the position or the project, please contact prof. dr. Liesbeth Kester (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Heidelberglaan 1, 3584 CS, Utrecht
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Make sure to apply no later than 31 Mar 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).
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