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University of Duisburg-Essen / Graduate School UCSM
The Graduate School (DFG Research Training Group/DFG-Graduiertenkolleg) User-Centred Social Media (UCSM) at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for a new PhD programme starting in October 2018. We offer twelve

which are paid according to German TV-L E13 (starting from 46,000 €/year before taxes), for a duration of three years.
The Graduate School UCSM provides an interdisciplinary research environment with computer science and psychology as the main contributing disciplines. From this interdisciplinary perspective, it addresses research challenges related to Social Media which are understood as complex socio-technical systems characterized by features such as user-generated content, social interaction and awareness, and emergent functionality. Significant research gaps have been identified with respect to analyzing and understanding the characteristics and determinants of user behaviour, both at the individual and the collective level, as well as regarding the user-centred design of social media systems. Our research will build on theories and methods from the following fields:
  • Media and communication psychology
  • Decision making and decision support
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information retrieval and mining
  • Social network analysis and visualization
  • Privacy and security engineering
  • Media-supported collaboration and learning
Applicants should have a background (master or comparable degree) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cognitive Science, Communication Science or Psychology and, ideally, prior knowledge and experience in one or more of the areas listed above.
The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to promote the diversity of its members (see http://www.uni-due.de/diversity). It also aims to increase the share of women in the scientific personnel and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Women will be preferentially considered when equally qualified according to the state equality law. Applications from disabled or equivalents according to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX are encouraged.

Closing date: 15.05.2018
Closing date: 15 May 2018 Published on academics.com on date 5 April 2018
In your application, please refer to academics.com