PAXsims

Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

Leeds University: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Militarization of Social Media/the Politics of Videogames

uol-inverted

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Militarization of Social Media/the Politics of Videogames

Fixed term until 31 May 2017, position available immediately

Working within the School of Politics and International Studies you will be working with a multinational research team to conduct qualitative or quantitative research into the way in which military videogames developers make use of social media through their promotional activity, the implications of that activity, and of the way in which members of the public respond to that content through their interactions within social media.

With a successfully completed PhD (or about to submit) in a relevant field of study, you will have clear research interests in aspects of the politics of social media and/or videogames and experience of conducting either quantitative or qualitative research. Your background may be in a range of fields, including political studies/science, international relations, sociology, economics, social policy, communications or geography, and you must be willing to work across disciplinary boundaries. You will also work with members of the School of Politics and International Studies and the international project team to organise events, publish in peer-reviewed journals and provide short reports on your research findings for various academic, professional and non-professional audiences throughout the course of the four-year project.

Further details are here.

University Grade 7 (£30,424 – £36,298 p.a.) please note that due to funding limitations, the maximum salary available will be £33,230 p.a.

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Nick Robinson, tel +44 (0)113 343 4790, email N.Robinson@leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 27 September 2013 Ref: ESLPO0036

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: