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(18/12/2020) Contrat doctoral – Allemagne – Technical University of Munich : qualitative content analysis

The Emmy Noether Junior Research Group « The media portrayal of majority and minority groups » (Stefanie Walter, PhD) invites applications for a 3-year doctoral research position (65%) with focus on qualitative content analysis.

Your responsibilities:
The applicant will be a core member of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group « The media portrayal of majority and minority groups ». The group is newly funded by the German Research Foundation and led at TUM by Stefanie Walter. It aims at analyzing similarities and differences in the media portrayal of majority and minority groups by studying them comparatively. The position will focus on the project’s qualitative component with an emphasis on qualitative content analysis and methods. The doctoral researcher will be actively involved in the project’s research activities, including the design and implementation of studies. They will also be expected to help co-author articles based on this project for publication and have the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree. 

Your qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Political Science, Media and Communication, or related disciplines.
  • Skills in qualitative methods and content analysis (e.g., documented in transcripts, further training, or course work). 
  • Experience with MAXQDA (or comparable software) is desirable (e.g., documented in transcripts, further training, or course work). 
  • Interest in political communication (e.g., documented in transcripts, further training, or course work). 
  • Strong ability to communicate in spoken and written English (required; Level B2 (or equivalent) e.g., documented by university entrance diploma or English language certificate).
  • Ability to communicate in German valuable but not required (please indicate proficiency).

Our offer:
This is a 3-year research position with the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree at the Technical University of Munich, one of Germany’s most highly ranked research universities (in residence). It estimated starting date is 1 March 2021. Remuneration will be in accordance with the German public service pay scale (collective agreement for state-level public servants, TV-L) at the E-13 level (65%). TUM strives to raise the proportion of women in its workforce and explicitly encourages applications from qualified women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference. 

How to apply:
To apply, please send the following materials as a single pdf file to:

  • Cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) that explains your interest in the project and details your experience with qualitative methods and content analysis. Please include your reasons for applying for this particular position and your ideal starting date.
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A copy of your academic certificates (if available, transcripts providing specific information about your university-level coursework and/or a list of courses that is informative about your substantive and methodological preparation).
  • A writing sample (research paper, publication, or Master’s thesis).
  • Contact details of two referees who can attest to your research and technical abilities.

All applications received by 18 December 2020 are assured full consideration
Please do not hesitate to click this link for more information related to the contact and application.

The project strongly supports the TUM’s diversity policy, which seeks to increase the number of women, people with disabilities, and members of other groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Submissions from such applicants are therefore particularly encouraged.