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[ecrea] Vacancy: 3 year post-doc position in media research & methods at "Locating Media" graduate school
Sat Dec 17 09:40:45 GMT 2016
the graduate school “Locating Media” at the University of Siegen
<https://www.uni-siegen.de/start/index.html.en> has a post-doc vacancy
for 3 years with the possibility of extension. “Locating Media” focuses
on studying media ‘in motion’ and ‘in situ’ and aims to develop
inventive mobile and digital methods for media research:
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 1,200 academic 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 numerous 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
family-friendly university since 2006 and provides a dual career service.
Starting on April 1st 2017,
*one full-time (100% fte) post-doctoral post*
(salary category TV-L 13)
is available at the University of Siegen in the German Research
Foundation (DFG) Graduate School, GRK 1769 "Locating Media", for the
fixed-term period of three years, with the possibility for extension
(according to DFG standards). The duration of the contract complies with
The Graduate School "Locating Media" was set up in 2012 and has focused
on researching 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 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
international environment for inventive and interdisciplinary media
research by offering an intensive training programme, joint events with
collaboration partners, training in relevant ethnographic, digital and
mobile methods and the possibility of field research and research
abroad. The research program will be realised in close collaboration
with international partners and supporters, such as the Digital
Ethnography Research Centre in Melbourne (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:
– attendance of the Research Training Group events such as workshops,
international conferences, intensive workshops and summer schools.
–regular presentation of interim findings of individual research
projects during internal events (Research Colloquium, Lecture Series)
and during conferences.
– co-organisation of workshops and international conferences in
collaboration with our international partners
– publication of the research project in relevant specialist journals
and supervision of publications.
*This is a position for obtaining further academic qualifications
(Habilitation), for which the ongoing media research in Siegen, for
instance in the context of the collaborative research centre 1187
*"Media of Cooperation" <https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/en/>*
provides a stimulating environment. The opportunity for this is provided
within the scope of official duties.*
− outstanding doctoral degree in one of the following areas of study:
media studies, history, information science, cultural studies, literary
studies, linguistics, ethnology, political science, sociology, Science
and Technology Studies.
– outstanding scholarly achievements.
– research project in one of the areas of study listed above (10-page
project prospectus including timetable).
– familiarity with media research and social science methods and
interest in methodological innovation.
– willingness to participate in the Graduate School’s activities and to
contribute toward their conceptual development.
– good spoken and written German and English.
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 University actively encourages applications from women.
The University facilitates a viable combination of professional and
For candidates with equivalent qualifications, preference will be given
to people with physical disabilities.
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, approx. 10-page project prospectus, including task
schedule) in duplicate by *January 5**^th **2017* with reference number
*2016/I/Locating Media/WM/264 *to the program address: Dr. Pablo Abend,
Universität Siegen, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Locating Media“,
Artur-Woll-Haus, Am Eichenhang 50, 57076 Siegen, Germany.
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