Two PhD positions in Media and Communications studies at Örebro University, Sweden

Dear all,

Here’s a call for applications for 2 PhD studentships at Örebro University in Sweden. Deadline for application: 7 May 2014.

Please circulate!

With our best wishes,

Your ACDC convenors

Two Doctoral students in Media and Communication studies with a profile in Critical Discourse Studies

Ref: ORU 2.2.1-733/2014

Candidates are invited to submit their applications for research studies in Media and Communication at Örebro University, Sweden. The starting date for the programme is Fall 2014.

Department of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University is a thriving research environment of recognised international standing. It houses such peer-reviewed international publications as Journal of Language and Politics or Social Semiotics as well as the book series Bloomsbury Advances in Critical Discourse Studies.  It is one of the world’s leading centres in such areas as Critical Discourse Studies or Global Journalism. Örebro’s Media and Communication research takes place within three research areas/teams. The group of Discourse and Communication Studies specialises in such areas as Critical Discourse Studies, analysis of broadcast talk and media language, and studies of organisational communication and public relations. Media and Journalism Studies group focuses on media theory and analysis, traditional and new/social media, and journalism studies including global journalism and transformations of journalistic practice. The third group – of Film and Visual Communication Studies – works on various aspects of visual and multimodal communication and on critical approaches to film and visual culture. For further details of our research areas and current projects, please refer to the department’s web page: http://www.oru.se/English/Research/Research-Subjects/HumUS/Media-and-Communication-Studies/

We are currently looking for two PhD students in the field of Critical Discourse Studies working at the Department of Media and Communication, Örebro University. The Department is one of the world’s leading centres in Critical Discourse Studies located within the thriving research environment of the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (HumES). In order to strengthen our research environment, the proposed projects should be empirically driven and offer new ways of understanding of the role of language and communication in contemporary society, politics, media and culture. They should be based on a detailed, critical-linguistic analysis of media and communication and be prepared to relate these to the dynamics of social contexts as sites of production and reception of discourse.

Further Details:

For further details concerning our doctoral programme, eligibility and selection, studentship and application please go to http://www.oru.se/english/vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=1005&rmlang=UK

Enquiries:

For more information and further details of the programme please contact Professor Michał Krzyżanowski (Tel: +46-19-303942, michal.krzyzanowski@oru.se) or Professor David Machin (Tel: +46-19-303587, david.machin@oru.se).

Deadline for Applications:

The deadline for applications is 07 May 2014.

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