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Dear all,


Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.


Kind regards,


Katrien Van Cleemput


The University of Antwerp (Belgium) is a knowledge centre with more than
3.600 co-workers that performs ground-breaking and innovative research
of international standing. The university takes special care to ensure
optimum support and supervision of students, and pays constant attention
to educational innovation. The university is an autonomous pluralistic
institution that is committed to the enhancement of an open, democratic
and multicultural society, and it pursues an equal opportunities policy.


The university is seeking to fill the following full time vacancy (m/f)
at the Department of Communication studies (Faculty of Social and
Political Sciences):



Researcher/Phd student(100%) 

for a project of the Research Foundation in Flanders:

"The contextual development of cyber bullying behavior in early
adolescence: a longitudinal and social network analysis"


Job description: 


* You prepare a doctoral dissertation on cyber bullying among early
adolescents from a longitudinal and social network approach (review of
literature, design of measurement instrument, data collection and
statistical analysis, publication of findings in international, peer
reviewed scientific journal)

* The project is supervised by: H. Vandebosch and M. Walrave (University
of Antwerp) and S. Eggermont (Catholic University of Leuven)




* You have a master's degree in communication studies, sociology,
psychology or another relevant master's degree.  

* You obtained outstanding academic results

* You have an interest in teens' use of ICT

* You have experience with quantitative research (and social network
analysis or longitudinal analysis in particular), and/or you are
prepared to attend further training

* You have an eloquent writing style in English

* You are a team player, but can also work on assignments independently 


We offer 

* A two-year contract (renewable with a two-year contract after positive
evaluation) in a young and dynamic research unit. 

* The possibility to attend international summer courses (in social
science data analysis)

* Affiliation with an international academic network on cyber bullying 

* Starting date is February 1st 2010


Interested? * provide your resume (with scores for all attended courses)
and motivation letter by December 15th 2009, the latest (E-mail:
[log in to unmask], or: Heidi Vandebosch, Dept. Communication
Studies, University of Antwerp, Sint-Jacobstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp,
Belgium) *  For more information contact Prof. Dr. Heidi Vandebosch,
tel. +3232655682 , [log in to unmask]  


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