New Ph.D. position at the Department of Communication and Internet Studies


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The last date to apply for the post below is 30th of June 2018.

 

  • One (1) post on the topic: The design of Behavior Change Technologies for misinformation-resilient citizens

Description: The Ph.D. thesis will focus on the user-centered design and evaluation of interactive tools (e.g., a browser plugin) that employ theoretically-grounded behavior change techniques to nudge users towards certain behaviors (e.g., reconsider re-posting of fake news on Facebook). This work will be conducted in the context of the European research project Co-Inform (Co-Creating Misinformation-Resilient Societies), which is being funded by Horizon 2020. Co-Inform is a 3-year, interdisciplinary research program, which seeks to develop technologies and examine those personal, social, and technological practices that characterize how three stakeholder groups (citizens, fact-checkers/journalists, policy makers) address online misinformation, fake news, and disinformation.

Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should have completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Social Sciences or Design. A graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction will be considered an advantage. Candidates should demonstrate an interdisciplinary background with strong design and prototyping skills and an ability to read and integrate social science literature in the design process. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English.    

Candidates should submit full proof of their qualifications. In addition, the submission of a detailed CV, along with a 2-page description of relevant background and research interests, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic, is requested. Candidates should also submit two recommendation letters from academic referees.

Candidates who are short-listed will be invited for a personal interview by the third week of June.

Financial Support: The successful candidate will be employed as a research assistant in the Co-Inform project.  Employment may be offered on a probation basis, with the possibility for renewal on a full-time basis until the conclusion of the Co-Inform project. More information can be provided during the interviews.   

The position requires full-time, physical presence at the premises of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol.

Research Advisor: Evangelos Karapanos, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Internet Studies, evangelos.karapanos [at] cut.ac.cy

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New Ph.D. position at the Department of Communication and Internet Studies

New Ph.D. position at the Department of Communication and Internet Studies

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Καλωσορίζουμε τους νέους φοιτητές πτυχίου – Το Κέντρο Εξυπηρέτησης και Πληροφόρησης του Πανεπιστημίου ανοικτό και το Σαββατοκύριακο

The last date to apply for the post below is 30th of June 2018.

 

  • One (1) post on the topic: The design of Behavior Change Technologies for misinformation-resilient citizens

Description: The Ph.D. thesis will focus on the user-centered design and evaluation of interactive tools (e.g., a browser plugin) that employ theoretically-grounded behavior change techniques to nudge users towards certain behaviors (e.g., reconsider re-posting of fake news on Facebook). This work will be conducted in the context of the European research project Co-Inform (Co-Creating Misinformation-Resilient Societies), which is being funded by Horizon 2020. Co-Inform is a 3-year, interdisciplinary research program, which seeks to develop technologies and examine those personal, social, and technological practices that characterize how three stakeholder groups (citizens, fact-checkers/journalists, policy makers) address online misinformation, fake news, and disinformation.

Qualifications: To be considered, candidates should have completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Social Sciences or Design. A graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction will be considered an advantage. Candidates should demonstrate an interdisciplinary background with strong design and prototyping skills and an ability to read and integrate social science literature in the design process. Prior demonstrated research experience will be considered an advantage. Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English.    

Candidates should submit full proof of their qualifications. In addition, the submission of a detailed CV, along with a 2-page description of relevant background and research interests, to assess the fit with the proposed research topic, is requested. Candidates should also submit two recommendation letters from academic referees.

Candidates who are short-listed will be invited for a personal interview by the third week of June.

Financial Support: The successful candidate will be employed as a research assistant in the Co-Inform project.  Employment may be offered on a probation basis, with the possibility for renewal on a full-time basis until the conclusion of the Co-Inform project. More information can be provided during the interviews.   

The position requires full-time, physical presence at the premises of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol.

Research Advisor: Evangelos Karapanos, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Internet Studies, evangelos.karapanos [at] cut.ac.cy