The speech of contempt - doctoral student

Center for Research on Prejudice is looking for a doctoral student to the project "The speech of contempt. Psychological mechanisms underlying verbal aggression against minority groups" coordinated by Professor Michał Bilewicz.

 

A candidate for this position should have:

 

- Experience in scientific studies in the field of psychophysiology and neuroscience

- Good knowledge of statistics (regression modeling). Knowledge of logistic regression, SEM, multilevel modeling, and statistical power analysis will be treated as additional assets.

- Proficiency with statistical software (SPSS, AMOS, MPlus, R)

- Fluency in English

- Experience in projects using psychophysiological/neurophysiological measurement (e.g. EEG, fMRI, EMG, or EKG)

- Good knowledge of software used for collection and analysis of psychophysiological data (e.g. Presentation or PsychoPy)

- Experience in writing scientific articles, participation in scientific conferences, experience in scientific projects, etc., and experience in projects on social neuroscience will be treated as additional assets.

 

The studentship will be focused on studying the effects of hate speech exposure on human psychological functioning, using social cognitive, as well as neuro-scientific and psychophysiological methods (including EEG, fMRI). The studentship will be co-advised by a specialist in social neuroscience.

 

Schedule of the Doctoral School additional enrolment procedure as part of a research project

- registration in IRK (https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/en-gb/auth/login/) : from 1 July 2019 to 13 September 2019;

- acceptance of documents: from 1 July 2019 to 13 September 2019;

- first stage of the selection procedure: from 16 September 2019 to 19 September 2019

- publication of the selection results after the first stage: 20 September 2019

- second stage of the selection procedure: 23 September 2019;

- publication of the ranking list for the Doctoral School as part of additional recruitment:  24 September 2019;

- publication of the list of persons admitted to the Doctoral School as part of additional recruitment: 25 September 2019.

 

 Recruitment fee

150 PLN

 

 Form of the selection procedure:

Two-stage procedure:

Stage I: evaluation of the research project, experience required to take part in the project on position 1 or 2, and the completeness of documents;

Stage II: an interview and evaluation of the candidate’s experience and scientific achievements. The interview shall not include an examination.

 

 Language of the enrolment procedure, including interviews

Polish or English as chosen by the candidate

 

 Required documents

  1. the application generated in IRK, stating the subject-matter of the application, including the chosen discipline in which the candidate plans to pursue education, PESEL [Personal Identification Number] or passport number, nationality, contact details (address, e-mail address, telephone number), information whether the candidate gives their consent to receive administrative decisions by electronic means and signature;
  2. a diploma of completion of the long-cycle Master’s degree programme or second-cycle programme or an equivalent diploma obtained under separate regulations, or a declaration that the diploma or certificate of obtaining a Master’s degree shall be provided by 20 September 2019; if the diploma or certificate is not provided by this date, the selection committee shall refuse to admit the candidate to the Doctoral School;
  3. a resumé or curriculum vitae containing information about the candidate’s scientific interests and scientific activity from 1 October 2014 onwards, subject to § 18 section 7, in particular publications, research work in scientific associations, participation in scientific conferences, participation in research projects, awards, distinctions, research internships and possible recommendations from academics;
  4. documents confirming experience required to take part in the scientific project on position 1 or 2
  5. documents confirming the command of foreign languages
  6. a declaration about the command of English to the extent enabling the education in the Doctoral School;
  7. a description of the initial research project proposal (maximum 1,800 words and a bibliography), including indication the position;
  8. a declaration of the planned supervisor about their willingness to be the candidate’s supervisor if the candidate is entered on the list of doctoral students and about the number of doctoral students for whom they are the designated supervisor;
  9. one photograph;
  10. consent to the processing of personal data for the purposes of the selection procedure.

 

Evaluation criteria and method:

 

In the first stage the Recruitment Committee will evaluate the initial research project proposal submitted by the candidate and the experience required to take part in the research project on position 1 or 2 (maximum number of points: 40)

 The following shall be taken into account when evaluating the project:

The following shall be taken into account when evaluating the experience:

 In the second stage the Recruitment Committee will evaluate scientific achievements and conducts interviews (maximum number of points: 60)

 The following shall be taken into account when evaluating scientific achievements (0-15 points):

 In the case of multi-author achievements, the percentage share of the candidate in the achievement must be defined.

 Other aspects taken into account when assessing scientific achievements may include awards and prizes, certificates, work experience, teaching experience, courses and trainings, popularization of science, etc. (0-5 points)

 The following shall be taken into account when determining the result of the interview (maximum number of points: 40):

 

 Scholarships


 Minimal gross doctoral scholarship

 -               Before midterm evaluation: 3096.00 PLN

-               After midterm evaluation: 3654.00 PLN

-               Supplement for individuals with disabilities: 711.51 PLN

 

For more information contact Dr. Wiktor Soral (wiktor.soral@psych.uw.edu.pl) or Dr. Michał Bilewicz (bilewicz@psych.uw.edu.pl)