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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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