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PhD Candidate - ‘Poland, race/ethnicity in televised football’ (f/m, 1.0 FTE) in Media and Culture

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Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Job description
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD Candidate who wishes to conduct his or her PhD research in the context of a research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) entitled How racist is televised football and do audiences react?

The candidate will be appointed for a period of four years. He/she will be located in Rotterdam but an important part of the data collection will take place in Poland.

Research duties (80%)
• Conducting PhD research within the framework of the Televised football project;
• Contributing to the data collection and data analysis of the project;
• Publishing and presenting research results in the form of articles in international peer reviewed journals and papers at international conferences;
• Writing a dissertation within the appointment duration of four years;
• Defending the dissertation to complete the doctoral degree;
• Assisting in the organisation of workshops and other knowledge utilisation activities
• Performing organisational tasks in the context of ESHCC, in particular with regard to the Department of Media and Communication;
• Taking part in seminars, workshops, etc. that are organised by the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) as well as the research schools and scholarly associations of which ERMeCC is part.

Teaching duties (20%)
• Preparing and giving lessons within the context of the various degree programmes in the field of Media and Communication provided by the ESHCC;
• Monitoring the literature and integrating new insight into the lessons;
• Supervising and coaching students;
• Contributing to the evaluation of the lessons, both in terms of structure and execution;
• Participating in committees or working groups, as well as performing designated organisational tasks.

• A Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities, preferably a research master;
• Wide-ranging knowledge of and affinity with the sociology of sport, media studies, cultural studies and race/ethnicity studies;
• Proven affinity for qualitative empirical research, as evidenced by your master’s thesis, publications, research plans and other projects;
• Independence and interpersonal skills (connecting with journalists and audiences in the Polish context is important for the data collection)
• Didactic potential. Teaching experience is considered an advantage;
• A willingness to develop knowledge and skills in various disciplines and to increase the ability to teach a wide range of subjects within the faculty’s degree programme;
• Organisational experience and skills;
• Proficiency in spoken and written English. Non-English speakers have to meet the C1-standards of the Common European Framework (CEF).
• Excellent proficiency in spoken and written Polish. Native speakers are preferred.

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) offers education and research in the fields of Media and Communication, History, and Arts and Culture Studies. The faculty has approximately 1700 students and 130 employees.

Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC)
The Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) is a vibrant, internationally oriented research centre within the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication which serves as the main base for researchers in Media, Communication and Culture at Erasmus.

Additional information about the vacancies can be obtained from dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg (
More information on the position, conditions of employment and how to apply:

Status: PhD Studentship
Location: Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS
Advert Published: 31 Jul 2018
Expiry date: 29 Sep 2018
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