11/06/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Early Stage Researcher - The Political Economy of Digital Platform Regulation

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales, University Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Communication sciencesJournalism
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/06/2019 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Toulouse
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    JOLT-ESR13-2
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    765140

The Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales (LERASS) at University Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3 (UPS) is offering a PhD position to develop research on the Political Economy of Digital Platform Regulation. The researcher will advance the theoretical understanding of, and best-practice approaches to, the regulation of digital platforms such as social networking sites and search engines (Google, Facebook, Apple, Snapchat, Twitter etc.) by public authorities. Applicants are asked to consider the nature, scope and strategies of the different actors (governments, platforms, EU, NGOs, pressure groups, media) that are involved in discussing, imposing and implementing the regulatory framework on digital platforms and infomediation services when it comes to issues such as disinformation, hate speech, online propaganda, media pluralism and political polarization. Applications are welcome from journalism studies, media studies, sociology, economics, political science, internet studies, law and all related fields.

The successful candidate will undertake full-time PhD research. In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the training programme of the University of Toulouse doctoral school in social sciences and humanities, the successful candidate will receive a personalized training plan to develop skills for future employment in academia or industry. This will include participation in JOLT training events (to develop domain specific skills, general research skills, and transferable skills) and secondments/work- placements in different research environments. All costs are fully funded (100% employment) by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, which also offers highly attractive salary and allowance conditions.

Benefits

This position is part of the wider JOLT ETN (www.joltetn.eu) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action. The successful candidate will be fully embedded within this Europe-wide Innovative Training Network.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. These include a living allowance/salary (€41,425 gross per annum), a mobility allowance (€7,200 gross per annum), and a family allowance, if applicable (€6,000 gross per annum).

Expenses such as registration fees and training are covered by the JOLT network. This position will be funded for up to 34 months depending on the exact budget allocated and the candidate’s start date.

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Eligibility criteria

All applicants should ensure and demonstrate compliance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie rules:

(1) Applicants may be of any nationality, but must not have resided in or carried out their main activity (work or study) in the host country (FRANCE) for more than 12 of the 36 months prior to recruitment. This condition excludes short stays such as holidays.

(2) Applicants must have less than four years research experience (full-time equivalent) and must not have obtained a PhD. Registration on taught programmes such as undergraduate degrees or taught Masters degrees do not count as research experience.

Additionally:

(3) Applicants must be willing to travel for two secondments or work-placements (where each is approximately 4 weeks in duration).

Selection process

Complete applications should be submitted by email using the details above, by 24 June 2019.

Shortlisting will begin immediately. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview (either personally or electronically) between 26 and 28 June 2019.

The position will begin in October 2019 and will run to April 2022

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent (300 ECTS credits)
  • English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5)

Specific Requirements

Please submit the following documents by email to lerass.jolt@iut-tlse3.fr compiled in the following order into a single PDF file:

  • Research Proposal outlining your understanding of the topic, proposed theoretical approach, methodology, field for empirical research, and potential significance/contribution to existing state of the art (max. 2000 words);
  • Curriculum Vitae (including two referees’ contact details);
  • Certificates/Transcripts of Degree and/or Master degree.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales, University Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3
France
Toulouse

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