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Job offer: Professor of Media Studies (Digitalization, Society and Responsibility)

07.02.2019 10:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of Tübingen

Deadline: March 7, 2019

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen invites applications for a position at the Institute of Media Studies as a Full Professor (W3) of Media Studies with Specialization in Digitalization, Society and Responsibility to commence on 1 April 2020.

Candidates should demonstrate broad expertise in media and communication studies with an explicit research focus on digitalization, society and responsibility. Candidates are expected to engage a sociocultural perspective in both their theoretical and methodological access, ideally paired with a background in social science research. Ideal candidates bring a research focus in at least two of the following areas: public sphere theorizing and research; responsibility of media, organizations, and corporations; media regulation in global media societies; diversity; participation and democracy in digital media cultures; rights and ethics in digitalization processes; datafication and society.

Moreover, candidates are expected to engage in interdisciplinary research cooperations across the University. With the development of our new Master’s program “Publics and Responsibility” in mind, ideal candidates should demonstrate the integration of research and practical approaches in the desired area.

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent international degree and postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness. Teaching experience in relevant programs is desired.

This professorship is advertised as part of the German government’s Professorinnenprogramm III, aimed at promoting women academics and scientists. An appointment to the professorship is subject to the availability of funding under the Professorinnenprogramm III.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the share of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply.

In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications (including a curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, list of publications, list of classes taught) along with a selection of personally authored works (all monographs and up to 5 published papers) are to be sent by March 7, 2019, if possible in electronic form, to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Keplerstr. 2, 72074 Tübingen, Germany (

Enquiries may also be directed to the Dean.



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