Postdoctoral researcher in Media Studies @ U of Antwerp

Postdoctoral researcher in Media Studies

The Department of Communication Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences is looking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher in the field of Media Studies.


  • We are hiring a postdoctoral researcher to develop a project on “Media Discourses on Societal Crises”. Current society faces multiple challenges that are perceived as crises, such as COVID-19 and climate change. Discussions on societal challenges can be viewed as a discursive struggle where different views of reality compete for dominance in an uneven playing field. The aim of this project is to chart this discursive landscape in terms of representations, social identities and media platforms. In this way, the project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the discursive dynamics at play and to identify interventions and strategies to foster democratic debate.
  • The concrete topic of this project is left open, but should be connected to the research interests and expertise of (at least) one of the professors of the Antwerp Media in Society CentreSander De RidderAlexander DhoestPieter Maeseele and Steve Paulussen.
  • The main aim of this temporary position is to develop a proposal for a postdoctoral fellowship to be submitted to FWO and/or Horizon-MCSA.

Deadline: January 4, 2023

For more information and how to apply, see: