Junior Professorship (W1) in Media and Communication / Digital Media and Respective Empirical Research Methods
Technical University Dresden Faculty of Civil Engineering Institute of Media and Communication

As part of the Federal-State-Programme of funding of young scientists (Tenure Track Programme), the Institute of Media and Communication at the Faculty ofArts, Humanities and Social Science, invites applications for the

Junior Professorship (W1) in Media and Communication / Digital Media and Respective Empirical Research Methods(with tenure track to W3)

to be filled as soon as possible.

he appointment is initially limited to a four year contract. If the interim evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended to a total of six years. In the fifth year, a tenure evaluation will be carried out by a TU Dresden evaluation commission. Following a positive evaluation, a permanent Chair (W3) of Media and Communication / Digital Media and Respective Empirical Research Methods will be granted without a renewed selection process.

Evaluation criteria mutually agreed upon when the position is accepted will form the basis of the evaluation procedures. Essential elements of the evaluations will be publishing in international peer-reviewed journals, acquiring external funding, promoting knowledge transfer, establishing international and interdisciplinary cooperations, also with STEM disciplines, and positively evaluated teaching in German and English language.

As one of eleven Universities of Excellence, TU Dresden offers ideal prerequisites for research and teaching, and provides, particularly with DRESDEN-concept, a highly attractive and transdisciplinary science network with excellent institutions in the areas of research and culture. Together with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science and the Institute of Media and Communication, TU Dresden takes an integrated approach to strengthen the strategic Research Priority Area “Culture and Societal Change” through excellent research and attractive teaching offers geared towards promising topics and methods.

The applicant should demonstrate during the tenure-track period that she/he broadly covers the field of media and communication in the BA programme “Media Research, Media Practice”, in the MA programme “Applied Media Research”, and in research. She/he should also show that she/he has mastered the empirical research methods of the field. The applicant focuses on theoretically and empirically analyzing current and future forms of public communication, on analyzing digital media as driver and catalyst of social change, as well as on applying and developing empirical research methods of public communication and digital media. Respective research and teaching interests include the content and usage of search engines, online encyclopedias, discussion websites, digital social networks, as well as the impact of these phenomena on knowledge, attitudes, public opinion, and behavior. Innovative research methods are welcome. The applicant’s research and teaching interests should tie in with TU Dresden’s Research Priority Area “Culture and Societal Change”. The willingness and capability to teach in English and German language is expected. The duties include participation in academic self-administration.

Applicants must fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 63 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

TU Dresden supports tenure track professors with a programme specifically tailored to their needs. Mentoring, various coaching sessions as well as special continuing education programmes and support offers provide active professional guidance throughout the duration of the temporary Junior Professorship.

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates or those with additional support needs are very welcome. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a dual career service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (Ms. Josefine Went, email: gleichstellung.phf@tu-dresden.de) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, Tel.: +49351 463-33175, email: schwerbehindertenvertretung@tu-dresden.de).

Please submit your application including a comprehensive CV, description of your scientific and professional career, a list of publications, a summary of teaching activities and evaluations(preferably of the last three years) and a certified copy of the highest academic degree in printed form to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Dekanin, Frau Prof. Dr. phil. Susanne Schötz, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden and in electronic form via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sending it to dekan-phf@mailbox.tu-dresden.de. Deadline for applications is 06.06.2019 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

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