Research Fellow of Media Semiotics

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Sep 2022

Duties and responsibilities

Postdoctoral research fellow works on the CHANSE (Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe)-funded research project REDACT (Researching Europe, Digitalisation, and Conspiracy Theories).

The work includes the following tasks:

  • Participation in RDC activities under the supervision of the principal investigator of the project.

  • Internationally recognised research in three years at least in the volume equivalent to that of 1 doctoral thesis.

  • Development of skills necessary for RDC activities, and professional development.

  • Popularisation of the research results.

  • Supervising research work of students.

More information: job description .


Required language skills

Command of English, Russian, Latvian sufficient for professional communication and research.


Mari-Liis Madisson, ml.madisson@ut.ee

The position allows partially remote work.

The postdoctoral research fellow will work for REDACT project.

REDACT project aims to understand the impact of digitalisation on the

production, consumption, circulation and regulation of conspiracy

theories across Europe. It will examine how both the conditions of

digitised mediation and political, social and historical contexts shape

the content, communities, consequences of and responses to online

conspiracy theories today. The project will run from November 2022 to

October 2025, and involves collaboration between researchers in the UK,

Germany, Slovakia, Estonia and Croatia.

Application documents


In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must submit the required documents to the email address personal@ut.ee ; employees of the UT should submit their documents via intranet ) following documents:

  • a letter of application to the Rector;

  • a curriculum vitae  in the established format;

  • a list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications);

  • a copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (with authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian, Ukrainian and Belarussian languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre  (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position;

  • one sample of a relevant academic publication (journal article or book chapter);

  • other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).


  • More information about application documents.

    https://ut.ee/en/job-offer/research-fellow-media-semiotics


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