PhD Position in Media Studies

PhD position

There is a vacant PhD position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision, and administrative tasks at the Department.

About the position

This is an open call, and we invite you to relate to one or more of our four relevant research groups:

  • Research group for Film, Television, and Visual Culture: Research on the expressive dimensions of a range of media – film, video, photography, graphic novels, television – and on fundamental issues in aesthetic mediation and visual culture.
  • Journalism Studies Group: A broad approach to the study of news media and journalism dynamics in digital society.
  • Research Group for Rhetoric, Democracy and Public Culture: Research on communication as a tool for argumentation, persuasion, and for the creation and expressions of identity, and identification – as individuals, in organizations and in society.
  • Bergen Media Use Research Group: Research on how people use media – as audiences, users and citizens, and how they relate to each other and to society through media.
  • Research Group for Computer Games and Virtual Environments: Research on socio-cultural aspects of computer games and virtual environments broadly speaking, and studies both the practices with which users themselves encounter the technologies, as well as the characteristics of the technology as such.

For more information about the research groups and the Department, see the website of the department: Do feel free to contact the leader of relevant research group(s).

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree in Media Studies or in an equivalent area  
  • The degree must be completed by the application deadline
  • The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis and for the master’s degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a considerable work capacity as well as an enthusiasm for research.
  • Demonstrate good collaborative skills

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the department for an interview.

The teaching language is usually Norwegian, but some of teaching is given in English.