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[ecrea] Open Position, DEADLINE soon: Research Project Manager Internet Policy & Governance

Thu Jul 02 10:41:31 GMT 2015

here at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin we currently have an open position for Research Project Manager Internet Policy & Governance. The successful candidate will practically lead and manage the research of the governance group (from a social science perspective) at our Institute.

I can tell, it’s a top-ace job. Actually the position is a stand-in for my (part-time) parental leave. See full details below.

Two things you need to know:
- Professional Proficiency in GERMAN is a must (lot of coordination and communication within/outside the institute) - We are already reviewing applications, so please send me a short note ((katzenbach /at/ if you are interested in the position, so that I can feed you into the process.



From 1 September 2015, in the context of parental leave cover, the team at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) is looking for an excellent

** Project manager for the Internet Policy & Governance Research Unit **

(TV-L 14 plus family allowance, depending on qualifications, 75%, limited to 12 months with an option to extend)

The Internet Policy & Governance Research Unit studies prominent fields of Internet regulation such as copyright, freedom of expression and infrastructure. The research programme contributes to debates on Internet regulation that have so far been shaped by legal scholarship and adds a social scientific approach, hence allowing us to understand rule-making on the Internet as a social process. The holder of the position will coordinate research in the field of Internet policy & governance for the duration of the leave. In addition to conceptual work, the position includes research management as well as the acquisition of third-party funding.

_What we expect from you:_

• Coordination and organisation of the unit’s research activities, incl. mentoring doctoral candidates, leading the colloquium as well as budget and HR responsibility for the research unit. • Further development of the research programme in the field of Internet policy & governance, ideally related to infrastructure, algorithms and governance • Project management and role of academic editor at the open access journal Internet Policy Review • Development of a system for monitoring and evaluating funding lines and applications; writing of third-party funding applications in the field of Internet policy and governance • Development and maintenance of collaborations and partnerships, and the development of ideas for thematically appropriate conferences and workshops

_What you can offer:_

• A high degree of self-reliance, an implementation focus and a creative drive • An interest in interdisciplinary research in the field of Internet policy & governance and the ability to identify and make use of connections to other disciplines • An understanding of the relevant scientific literature (e.g. Internet governance and regulation, copyright, infrastructure, STS) and political debates, as well as publications in refereed journals in the field of Internet policy & governance are desired • Experience in project/research management and in applying for third-party funding • Some initial experience in HR management, an ability to motivate and steer project teams and very good communication skills
	• An excellent PhD thesis in a social science subject (at least submitted)
	• Proficient in German, very good English skills are a basic requirement

_What we offer:_

• The chance to independently develop and steer a research unit with a broad range of tasks. • The opportunity to independently establish themes in an international research environment and to develop structures cooperatively • A diverse, dynamic team with dedicated colleagues from various disciplines in a pioneering institute in the heart of Berlin.


Please submit your application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of selected publication using the online form at bottom of page. The selection of the applications will begin on 29 June 2015. We will continue to accept applications until a suitable candidate is found. Interviews are expected to take place on 13 July 2015. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given special consideration where aptitude, qualifications and skills are otherwise substantially equal.

As we are already reviewing applications, please send a short note directly Research Group Leader Christian Katzenbach ((katzenbach /at/ if you are interested in the position.

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