Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research: Visiting Postdoc Fellowships 1159 views

The Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research invites applications for international postdoctoral research fellows who will conduct innovative research on the social and cultural impact of algorithms in Hamburg in the academic year 2017/2018.

Duration: 3-12 months

Subject areas:

  • Computer and Information Science
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy

Research area includes:

  • Measurement of algorithmic bias and discrimination
  • Feedback effects in recommender systems
  • Assessment of potential filter bubbles
  • Algorithms in news production, distribution and consumption processes
  • User interaction with and rationalization of algorithms

Number of fellowships: Up to 2 funded fellowships; cover airfare and a contribution to the accommodation and subsistence in Hamburg; a temporary employment contract instead of a scholarship may be offered (in specific cases).


  • A cover letter (1 page)
  • A project proposal (up to 3 pages)
  • CV (up to 4 pages)
  • List of most relevant publications (maximum 5)
  • Applications along with all the documents to be sent to Cornelius Puschmann at c.puschmann@hans-bredow-institut.de
  • Note that applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Announcement of results (2017/2018 Fellows): May 1, 2017

—————-Quick Overview————-
Organization Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research
Fellowship Level Research awards
Country Germany
Subject areas

Computer & Information Science, Communication And Media Studies, Law, Sociology, Philosophy

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline April 1, 2017

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