[Air-L] Postdoc Position in Berlin, Global Constitutionalism and the Internet, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

Cornelius Puschmann cornelius.puschmann at hiig.de
Wed Jun 1 05:39:07 PDT 2016

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) is seeking
a highly motivated project manager for the research department "Global
Constitutionalism and the Internet" headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingolf
Pernice. The project manager (75% TVL 14 - for suitably qualified
applicants, plus family, literature and travel expenses, initially limited
to one year with an option of extending) will act as administrative and
academic head of the Global Constitutionalism and the Internet team, with a
specific focus on the legal aspects of the transformative effects that the
Internet (especially IoT) will have on public governance/eGovernment. This
project will be completed together with researchers from the
Internet-enabled Innovation department.



   Independent research in the area of Internet and public governance or
   eGovernment, including research about the Internet of Things and
   organisational transformation processes in the fields of innovation and IT

   Leadership of the research team (researchers, student assistants, guest
   researchers), supervision of doctoral theses in the research department as
   well as budgetary responsibilities for the department in close coordination
   with the responsible director

   Monitoring of funding lines and calls for proposals, raising of
   third-party funding by contributing to public calls for proposals or by
   supporting the fundraising activities at HIIG

   Ongoing publication of academic articles in relevant journals, but also
   design of conference contributions as well as formats for knowledge
   transfer to a broader public, e.g. events, blog posts etc.

   Maintenance and expansion of the existing academic networks of the
   institute in the relevant subject area



   The basic requirements are the completion of legal practice examinations
   with honors and an excellent legal doctor’s degree, preferably in the area
   of public law, with openness to interdisciplinarity

   A deep interest in transdisciplinary research on the Internet and in the
   field "IoT & Government transformation" as well as the ability to identify
   and use links to other fields of expertise

   Experience in project/research management and in raising third-party

   Some initial experience in human resources management, in motivating and
   governing project teams as well as very good communication skills

   Openness to international academic collaboration, ideally supported by
   relevant international experience

   Ideally, you should possess professional experience in the field of
   digital transformation processes

   An outstanding capacity to work independently, creative drive, sense of
   responsibility, motivation, ability to work in a team, communication skills

   Excellent German and English skills are absolutely required



   The opportunity to lead and manage a research department at HIIG - in
   coordination with the responsible director

   The opportunity to independently complete a project that will contribute
   to digital transformation processes in organisations, involves a diverse
   set of tasks and offers considerable freedom in shaping the project

   The opportunity to independently set topics in an international research
   environment and to develop structures cooperatively

   Integration into the international research network of the institute

   A diverse and dynamic team with highly motivated colleagues from
   different disciplines in a pioneering institute in the middle of Berlin

Application with motivational letter, CV and relevant credentials, stating
the earliest start date possible via the online form:
Ideally you should include some initial (academic) publications and/or a
first draft of a possible research project. The examination of applications
will start on 30 May 2016. The job application process will remain open
until a suitable candidate is found. Severely disabled persons with
essentially the same qualification will be especially considered.
We wish to fill the position at the earliest possible opportunity. If you
have any questions, please contact Jana Schudrowitz (
jana.schudrowitz at hiig.de).

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
explores the dynamic relationship between the Internet and society,
including the increasing interpenetration of digital infrastructures and
various domains of everyday life. The three founding associates are the
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of the Arts Berlin and the
Social Science Research Center Berlin, in alliance with the Hans-Bredow
Institute for Media Research in Hamburg as an integrated co-operation

Französische Straße 9 · D-10117 Berlin · T +49 30 20 07-6082 · F +49 30 20
60-8960 · info at hiig.de

Dr. Cornelius Puschmann
Senior Researcher
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Französische Straße 9
10117 Berlin, Germany

Faculty Associate
Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
23 Everett Street, Second Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

p: +49 30 2007 6082
e: cornelius.puschmann at hiig.de
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*Recent paper:*
Puschmann, C., Bastos, M. T., & Schmidt, J.-H. (2016). Birds of a feather
petition together? Characterizing e-petitioning through the lens of
platform data. *Information, Communication & Society.* SSRN preprint:

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