Job vacancy: Professorship for Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research

Job vacancy at the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen: Professorship for Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research.

The University of Bremen, Faculty 9 Cultural Studies seeks candidates for appointment as professor. The professorship is part of the institutional strategy to strengthen research and development by awarding professorships in dynamic research areas. One of these areas is “Media Change”, which investigates the communicative figurations of mediatized cultures and societies.

Professorship (W 2/Associate Professor)
Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research
(temporary civil servant position for five years with tenure option)
Reference number P693/16

Applicants should have expertise in media and communication research with a special profile in methodological questions. Expected is expertise in quantitative as well as qualitative approaches of media and communication research and, in addition, an independent approach to the development of research methods. It is also expected that the successful candidate will exhibit engagement within the research field “Media Change” within the Faculty of Cultural Studies and the acquisition of third-party funding, as well as interdisciplinary research cooperation within the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) and its research group “Communicative Figurations”. Teaching is dedicated to the BA and MA programs of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies (IPKM) and should include, beside various thematic modules, courses in methods of media and communication research. An interest in the increasing number of postgraduate courses is also expected.

In addition to the pre-conditions of civil service law, a relevant doctoral dissertation, as well as other relevant academic achievements of outstanding quality, evidenced, for instance, by a junior professorship or by a post-doctoral thesis. 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.

We expect a readiness to cooperate in research with other research areas within and outside the University of Bremen. We also expect the applicant’s readiness to acquire third-party funds as well as openness to innovations in teaching methods. Experience with media-supported forms of teaching is desirable as well as the readiness to consider gender aspects in research and teaching.

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.

The option of a Tenure Track is offered under reservation of a possible change of the Bremen Higher Education Act (BremHG).

For further information, please contact the head of the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp.

Please send your application including CV, teaching experience, and a list of publications by November 9th, 2016, 2016, citing the reference number to:

Universität Bremen
Dean of Faculty 9 – Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé
Postfach 330 440
28334 Bremen