New Research on Digital Societies

Positions in digital culture studies

Posted on 04 Apr 2017 Comments Off on Positions in digital culture studies

NERDS-logoNeRDS (New Research on Digital Societies) group at Kozminski University, a leading research-driven business school in the heart of Europe, is seeking to fill one or more open rank positions.

The candidates should specify if they are applying for a position of:

  • – research and teaching assistant (asystent),
  • – assistant professor (adiunkt),
  • – associate professor (profesor nadzwyczajny), or
  • – full professor (profesor zwyczajny).


The research areas of particular interest for the candidates include:

  • – open collaboration and peer production,
  • – sharing economy and platform capitalism,
  • – digital humanities,
  • – critical studies of online communities,
  • – sociology of the internet,
  • – Big Data analysis,
  • – network society,
  • – virtual ethnography.


About you:

A successful candidate should have a strong academic record matching the position they are applying for. In the case of an associate and full professor ranks, a strong publication record in the JCR-listed journals and the leading academic publishers, as well as a proven successful grant applications track record are expected.

Full proficiency in written and oral English is necessary (level C2 required). Fluency in Polish is not a requirement, but in the long run can be useful. If you do not speak Polish, we would certainly hope that you will be willing to learn it. Other things we value include:

  • – extended experience from abroad,
  • – combined educational background from different fields or documented research experience in both qualitative and quantitative projects,
  • – strong academic orientation,
  • – good presentation and teaching skills,
  • – documented academic interests related to studying online communities.

We do not restrict the background of candidates to a particular field, as we believe that good research can be inspired and developed from different angles. However, we understand that the position may appeal particularly to people doing research in management, organization studies, sociology, anthropology, media studies, information science, or digital humanities.

We are equally interested in people apt in qualitative and quantitative approaches, with a slight preference to those, who are able to do both.


About us:

NeRDS group is a highly informal, relatively young team of researchers. We follow participative decision-making principles and, if invited for an interview, you can expect being interviewed and evaluated by all members of the team, irrespective of the rank you are applying for.

We put great emphasis on internationalization and high academic standards. Over the last five years, NeRDS group members have gone on one-year research stays to Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, University of California Berkeley, or New York University, among others. We regularly publish in JCR-listed journals, and publish books in the leading academic presses (e.g. Stanford University Press, Edward Elgar, Ashgate, Routledge).

Some of us are social movements activists (and e.g. serve on the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Foundation or are engaged in the city movements), some are involved in the start-up culture (mentoring, seed funds, developing own businesses, etc.), and we generally value bringing a diverse experience to the table.

We believe that research should be stellar solid and of high quality, but that it also should be fun. We offer flexibility, a lot of independence, and a friendly working culture. Also, our teaching load can be very generous (read: low).

NeRDS participates in the international Network of Centers.


About Kozminski University:

Kozminski University (KU) is a private and independent non-profit business school. Since 1998, KU has been consistently ranked as the best private business school in Poland’s annual rankings of private schools of management. KU’s continuous self-improvement and its striving for internationalization have earned the school three accreditations: EQUIS (since 1999), AMBA (since 2008), AASCB (since 2012). On top of that, KU is also accredited by the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) since 2001. UN Principles for Responsible Management Education adopted by KU in 2008, as the first university from the region of Central and Eastern Europe, are the guiding rules for the positioning as a regional leader in the field of education. The high quality of education offered by KU is also demonstrated by the position of the university in rankings published by the Financial Times (2016): 18th in the world in the Global Masters in Finance ranking,  42tnd in the world in the Global Masters in Management ranking, and 45th place in the European Business School ranking.


About the next steps:

Questions related to the advertised position can be directed to Dariusz Jemielniak (, who will be also more than eager to talk about the potential research collaboration.

The offered position requires beginning of work in October 2017. The applications should be submitted by June 1, 2017.

The prospective candidates are requested to submit their CV, motivation letter (explaining how they fit the call) and a full list of their publications and other academic works, accompanied by a copy of up to 3 most important publications (research/teaching assistants and assistant professor rank – please, note that this requirement does not set an expectation of having three publications for a research/teaching assistant, it only allows you to present not more than three) and up to 5 most important publications (associate and full professor rank) to, as well as in a physical copy (not a requirement at earlier stages for the candidates from abroad), accompanied by an official copy of their diploma and an application form to:

Biuro Spraw Pracowniczych
Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
ul. Jagiellońska 59
03-301 Warszawa, POLAND

Please, use the reference number: BSP/7/17

We will only contact selected candidates. Application documents not collected within 3 months after their submission will be disposed of.