Are you looking for a new challenge? Over 31.000 people study, research and work at the University of Innsbruck. As one of the largest employers in Tyrol, the University of Innsbruck offers a diverse and exciting field of activity for employees with different education and experience. It welcomes the diversity of its staff and is committed to the principle of equal opportunities. The University of Innsbruck is certified as a family-friendly employer and was named "Top Employer 2018" by the business magazine "trend.
The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and, with more than 27.000 students and more than 4.000 employees, is today the largest and most important research and educational institution in Western Austria.
It is the state university for Tyrol, Vorarlberg, South Tyrol and Liechtenstein. At its 16 faculties, scientists conduct research and teach in a wide variety of fields: humanities, natural sciences, economics and social sciences, theology, law, technical sciences and architecture.
Project: Communicating the COVID-19 Crisis. A Comparative Analysis of Crisis Communication by Governments and Heads of State
In this project, we examine the strategies of communication that governments and heads of state used in televised press conferences to steer their countries through the immediate phase of the COVID-19 crisis through a combination of three analytic decisions: we analyze televised press conferences as the most important means of communication, focus on governments and heads of state as the most important political actors, and select the immediate phase of the COVID-19 crisis as a distinct timeframe.
The doctoral student will support the project team in collecting data, developing the coding scheme, and coding material as well as in organizing workshops and publishing the findings of the projects. We expect the student to write her/his PhD thesis on a research question related to the topic of the project.
The minimum gross salary (stipulated by collective agreement) for the position of a doctoral student is 2,237.60 EUR per month (incl. tax, 14 times/year).
From a company pension fund to flexible working hours and childcare facilities - the University of Innsbruck offers its employees a wide range of additional benefits. In addition to interesting opportunities for professional and personal development and the compatibility of career and family, our employees can take advantage of the sports facilities offered by the USI as well as the language courses offered by the ISI at reduced rates.
Please send your application to email@example.com using the subject line "Application CommCOVID LASTNAME" no later than 25 July 2021. The application has to include the following documents:
The University of Innsbruck strives to increase the percentage of women and thus expressly encourages women to apply. This is particularely true for leading positions and scientific job offers.