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[ecrea] Job vacancy: Junior Professorship "Communication and media studies with a focus on media society", ZeMKI, University of Bremen

Mon Oct 26 19:52:51 GMT 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

*Junior Professorship
*Pay grade: W1
for the duration of 3 years
(with a renewal option of further 3 years, depending on a succesful
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/ <mailto:(andreas.hepp /at/>).

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:

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