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[Commlist] professor of Communication Sciences with Specialisation in Digital Media and Computational Methods

Thu Aug 06 15:09:51 GMT 2020

The Department of Communication (IfK) in the Faculty of Educational and Social Science
(FB 6) of the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, seeks to appoint a

     Professor (W1 – tenure track) of Communication Sciences
     with Specialisation in Digital Media and Computational Methods

at the earliest possible date.

The selected candidate shall represent the entire spectrum of research and teaching activities in the subject area of communication sciences. The primary focus of this assistant professorship is computer-aided methods of communication science and especially the development and application of methods for collecting, analysing and presenting communication scientific processes by means of large datasets. These methods include computer-aided content analyses, network analyses, machine learning, data simulation and other processes of analysis and modelling based on digital behavioural patterns. In addition to methodical knowledge, the candidate should have expertise in a communication scientific field which corresponds to the programmes offered by the Department of Communication (IfK) and contributes to the theoretical and empirical analysis of the requirements, characteristics and effects of digitalised public spheres.

We expect the candidate to demonstrate a high degree of personal commitment to teaching courses in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes and to be able to hold courses in German and English. In addition to the relevant academic qualifications, the candidate should have experience in teaching and administering examinations and should participate in the research activities of the IfK. Although prior experience with acquiring external funding and implementing third-party projects would be welcome, it is not a prerequisite for this position. Active participation in research projects at the IfK on digitalised public spheres is desired.

To be considered for this position, the candidate should hold a university degree, didactic aptitude and exceptional academic ability, substantiated by the quality of his/her doctoral degree.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of senior women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Please send your application together with your CV, certificates, list of publications and list of given courses no later than 25 October 2020 via email to: (dek.fb06 /at/

Dean of the Faculty 06, - Educational and Social Science – of the University of Münster (WWU), Georgskommende 33, 48143 Münster, Germany
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