[Air-L] Job Vacancy: Junior Professorship (Media Society)

Leif Kramp kramp at uni-bremen.de
Wed Nov 25 09:15:12 PST 2015


New job vacancy at the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen: 

Junior Professorship (W1) "Communication and media studies with a focus on media society". Application deadline: 3rd December 2015

The University of Bremen, a mid-sized university with 250 professorships and 19,000 students, offers a broad range of disciplines and competes internationally in top-level research. With an ambitious institutional strategy the university was successful in the Excellence Initiative as one of eleven universities in Germany.The university will now strengthen research and development by awarding temporary professorships in a number of defined dynamic areas. One of these areas is the main research field of “Media Change”, which investigates the communicative figurations of mediatized cultures and societies.The University of Bremen, Faculty 9 Cultural Studies invites applicants for the following position:

*Junior Professorship
*Pay grade: W1
for the duration of 3 years
(with a renewal option of further 3 years, depending on a successful interim evaluation)

Communication and media studies with a focus on media society (Code number: JP 892/15)

Applicants should have expertise in media and communication research with a focus on social communication and medial moulding of social processes. The research should focus on a cross-media perspective within at least two of the following main areas: appropriation and user practices of digital media; cultural, social and economical contexts of digital media; opportunities and risks of data collection; digital methods/computer-assisted collection and analysis procedures. An engagement within the main research field “Media Change” within the Faculty of Cultural Studies, the acquisition of third-party funding and interdisciplinary research cooperation within the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) and its research group “Communicative Figurations of Mediatized Worlds” are expected. Teaching is dedicated to the BA and MA programs of the Institute for Historic Journalism, Communication and Media Studies (IPKM) and should include thematic courses in social communication and medial moulding of social processes as well as basic principles of communication and media studies and their methods. An interest in further establishing postgraduate programs is also expected.

In addition to the pre-conditions of civil service law, a relevant doctoral dissertation and other relevant academic achievements of outstanding quality are required. A further requirement is that the successful candidates can evidence their pedagogical-didactic suitability by documented teaching experience. Applicants are expected to have acquired teaching skills in the German language after a period of 2-3 years. Junior professors will be unburdened from teaching in the initial stage to further qualify themselves academically. The teaching duties account for 4 semester periods per week.

The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its diversity policies. We strive to increase the number of female researchers and particularly solicit applications from suitably qualified female candidates. International applications and applications on the part of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

For further information please contact the head of the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp (andreas.hepp at uni-bremen.de).

Please send your application by 3rd December 2015 including CV, a list of publications and teaching experience, research profile and relevant certificates citing the reference number to:

Dean of Faculty 9 – Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé
University of Bremen
Postfach 330 440
28334 Bremen

Further information can be found on the ZeMKI website: http://www.zemki.uni-bremen.de/en/start.html

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