[Air-L] Job posting: Postdoc Computational Communication Research Methods, University of Amsterdam

Joanna Strycharz J.Strycharz at uva.nl
Mon Jan 2 06:37:10 PST 2023

Hello everyone,

The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) is currently looking for a 2-year post-doctoral researcher focused on Computational Communication Research Methods, which might be of interest to some of you:

Position: Postdoc Researcher Focusing on Advancing Computational Communication Research Methods

Unit: Amsterdam School of Communication Research

University: University of Amsterdam

Link to apply: [https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoc-Researcher-Focusing-on-Advancing-Methods-for-Multi-Modal-Automated-Content-Analysis/761538502/]

Deadline: January 29, 2023

The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) is looking for a 2-year post-doctoral researcher for the Digital Communication Methods Lab (www.digicomlab.eu). The Lab focuses on innovative research and bringing together existing and new projects with digital communication methods as its cornerstone.

This postdoctoral position focuses on research aimed at advancing computational methods for communication science (e.g., automated content analysis). Technological advancements enable communication scientists to collect different types of data (e.g., through scraping social media data, gathering data through digital agents, receiving data through data donations). Introduction of these novel data collection methods results in availability of large quantities of data that come in various formats (e.g., text data, visual data). This brings on methodological challenges of analyzing such data. In sum, communication researchers now have a broad range of novel computational methods at their disposal to gather and analyze large amounts of data that vary in their format. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the usage and validity of these methods. For example, whereas some algorithms are available to analyze visual data, these algorithms have not been validated on data relevant to communication scholars. This postdoctoral position will contribute to advancing the Lab's methodological and substantive research in this area by conducting research that advances and validates methods aimed at gathering and analyzing data that are relevant to communication scholars.

For complete details, see [https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoc-Researcher-Focusing-on-Advancing-Methods-for-Multi-Modal-Automated-Content-Analysis/761538502/]

Best regards,
Joanna Strycharz

Assistant professor
Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR
University of Amsterdam

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