Applications for project on algorithmic bias still possible!

Hiring PhDs for this project has been until I decided whether I take another job offer. It will be re-advertized soon with a new number, but it’s still possible to apply to this job ad:

Background in #socialpsychology, #communicationscience or related discipline, experience with conducting #experiments

Doktorand*innenstelle in BMBF-Projekt VREUNDE (German post, because I need a German-speaking person)

Interesse an Kommunikationsmustern und Medienrepertoires in Freundesgruppen und Spaß an einem praktisch-orientiertem Projekt, in dem Kommunikationstools entwickelt und getestet werden? Das Projekt ist Teil der Nähe-Distanz Ausschreibung; Austausch mit den Projektpartner*innen und den anderen Teilprojekten ist erwünscht. Beginn kann wahrscheinlich auf 1.6. verschoben und Laufzeit entsprechend verlängert werden.

SAW-project on Science Communication approved

The SAW-project „NewOrder – Understanding the erosion of the traditional knowledge order in scientific online discourse and its impact in times of crisis“ has been approved for funding. The interdisciplinary project will be led by Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze, together with researchers from GESIS and the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf we will examine how changed orders of the publication process (e.g., preprints) and blurring roles in science communication affect trust in science. Job ad for a PhD student is coming out soon (conducting experiments and a longitudinal study).

PhD position available

I’m looking for a PhD student (36 months, starting July 1st or later) interested in the effects of knowledge-related social and mobile media use or other topics fitting to my Everyday Media Lab. Candidates should have a background in communication science, psychology, or a related discipline; knowledge of computational methods is an asset. Candidates who’d increase the diversity of the team are especially welcome.

Full job ad here

Lab upgraded

Now the official news is out – I have been upgraded from junior research lab to research lab. The title will also change from Social Media to Everyday Media to cover the fact that we also study how podcasts, YouTube videos, chatbots, or voice assistants like Alexa are used for knowledge-related processes. German news here.