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[ecrea] Research Assistant / Associate Film Circulation
Sat Feb 24 18:53:01 GMT 2018
A Research Assistant / Associate is wanted for a grant project on Film
Circulation on the Film Festival Circuit (fixed term till July 2020) in
Potsdam, Germany. Full description below.
The Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Germany’s first film
university, is looking to fill a post within the research project “Film
Circulation on the international Film Festival Circuit and its Impact on
Global Film Culture”, funded with a grant from the German Ministry for
Education and Research (BMBF).
*Research Assistant / Associate
*(Full-time at level TV-L 13)
*Contract type *
This post is fixed-term until *31 July 2020*, with no option for extension.
*Key Responsibilities *
The successful candidate for this post will undertake research for the
BMBF-funded research project “Film Circulation on the International Film
Festival Network and the Impact on Global Film Culture”.
-undertake research on the project under the direction of the Supervisor,
-participate in the development of a framework, methods and tools to
support the project outcomes,
-design evaluative instruments, collect and analyze project data,
-draft reports on the project,
-coordinate research related activities and participate in the
definition of research directions,
-Provide support for enhancing the project website and other online
Other duties as required
You should be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment of
sociologists, film and media studies and digital humanities scholars.
This requires conducting an online survey to collect data on the
festival run of films, communicating with industry professionals,
collating and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, develop
festival categories based on the knowledge of current film festival and
media industries studies theories, support the development of a
database, analytical tools and visualization models for the analysis of
the festival runs (technical knowledge not required) and contribute to
the data and written outputs. You will write up research work for
publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination.
In accordance with *§ 49 Abs. 3 BbgHG *(Brandenburgisches
Hochschulgesetz) a postgraduate degree in a discipline relevant to the
project (film, media or communication studies, sociology, ethnography,
digital humanities or related fields) is required.
The position also requires:
-a willingness to familiarize yourself with the research field,
including a variety of methods (e.g. digital cultural data, statistics,
data visualization) as well as the theories and topics of the research
project (e.g. film festivals, distribution, media industries, film
studies, global art cinema/world cinema),
-an excellent command of English (spoken and written),
-a team player with excellent communication skills.
-a (good or excellent) PhD in Media or Communication Studies or another
field relevant to the project,
-working knowledge of German,
-professional research experience,
-good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods,
-knowledge of statistical analysis,
-familiarity with spatial data platforms and data visualization packages
-exceptional communication and interpersonal skills,
-proven ability to understand, liaise and manage the needs of broad and
complex stakeholder groups with diverse viewpoints,
-Proven ability to build professional relationships and work
*Further suggestions *
The Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF is fully committed to
achieving a diverse workforce and strives for an equal gender balance in
all occupation groups. Therefore, for this post the Film University
specifically encourages applications by qualified women.
In cases of equal qualification, applications by disabled persons will
be preferred. If applicable, please mention your disability status in
We ask candidates to formulate their vision about how to implement
gender equality within their research and how to support it in everyday
Please include the following documents: description of your professional
development, a CV, experience/employment records, certificates (school,
university degrees), list of publications, contact information (phone).
Please send your application stating the *reference number 02/18 *by *19
March 2018 *strictly via email to:
*Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Dezernat 1 – Personal- und Rechtsangelegenheiten
Email: (personalgewinnung /at/ filmuniversitaet.de)
Only applications sent as one PDF file will be considered.
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