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[ecrea] 4 doctoral posts in cultural/social studies (media research)
Fri Feb 02 17:29:56 GMT 2018
The University of Siegen is an innovative institution with an emphasis
on an interdisciplinary
orientation and has about 20,000 students and 2,000 employees, including
positions. There is a broad spectrum of departments, ranging from
liberal arts, social
sciences, and economics through to natural sciences and engineering, and
the University of
Siegen provides an outstanding teaching and research environment with
inter/transdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen
offers diverse options for
combining professional and family life. For this reason, it has been
certified as a familyfriendly
university since 2006 and provides a dual career service.
*Starting on October 1st 2018,*
*four doctoral posts in cultural and social studies (media research)*
*(salary category TV-L 13, 65%)*
are available at the University of Siegen in the German Research
Graduate School, GRK 1769 "Locating Media", for the fixed-term period of
three years. The
duration of the contract complies with the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz.
The Graduate School "Locating Media" was set up in 2012 and has focused
historical and current media practices 'in motion' and 'in situ'. The
main objective of “Locating
Media” is to facilitate a methodological re-orientation of
interdisciplinary media research by
engaging with locational and situational analyses and the development of
new methods for
the analysis and design of mobile digital media. In the second phase of
funding, the existing
expertise in praxeological, philological, historiographical and
ethnographic methodologies will
be expanded to include digital and mobile methods, to investigate the
increased mobility and
distributed spatiality of media and data processes.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) Graduate School provides an
environment for inventive and interdisciplinary media research by
offering an intensive
training programme, joint events with collaboration partners, training
ethnographic, digital and mobile methods and the possibility of field
research and research
abroad. The research program will be realised in close collaboration
partners and supporters, such as the Digital Ethnography Research Centre
(RMIT), the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam), the
Centre for Interdisciplinary
Methodologies (Warwick University), Centre for Science Studies and
Mobilities Lab at
Lancaster University and other collaborators.
More information on the profile and program can be found here:
– independent conceptual design and implementation of a research project
in one of the
subject areas of Locating Media.
– participation in the Graduate School events including workshops,
conferences, intensive workshops and summer schools.
– regular presentation of interim findings of individual research
projects during internal
events (Research Colloquium, Lecture Series) and conferences.
This is a position for obtaining further academic qualifications
(doctorate), for which
the ongoing media research in Siegen, for instance the collaborative
1187 "Media of Cooperation", provides a stimulating environment. The
this is provided within the scope of official duties. There are no
as part of this post.
− a relevant postgraduate degree (Magister, Master, or equivalent
diploma) in one of the
following areas of study: media studies, ethnology, anthropology,
information science, science of art, cultural studies, literary studies,
science, sociology or Science and Technology Studies.
– outstanding scholarly achievements.
− research project in one of the areas of study listed above (5- to max.
prospectus including timetable).
– interest in media research methods as well as an affinity for
– willingness to participate in the international event programme of the
– good written and spoken German and English language skills.
The University of Siegen is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance
with its policy of
increasing the proportion of women in this type of employment, the
encourages applications from women. The University facilitates a viable
professional and family needs.
For candidates with equivalent qualifications, preference will be given
to people with physical
For further information, please contact Herr Dr. Pablo Abend (Tel.: +49
E-Mail: (abend /at/ locatingmedia.uni-siegen.de)
<mailto:(abend /at/ locatingmedia.uni-siegen.de)>
Please send application documents (CV, copies of diplomas and
certificates, letter of
recommendation from a professor concerning the research project, max.
prospectus, including task schedule) in duplicate by 15 April 2018 with
2018/I/Locating Media/WM/20 to: Dr. Pablo Abend, Universität Siegen,
"Locating Media", Herrengarten 3, 57072 Siegen, Germany.
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