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6-year postdoc-position at the Department of Communication

30.05.2019 18:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of Salzburg, Austria

Deadline: June 5, 2019

The University of Salzburg (Dept. of Communication) is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for a position as university assistant (Postdoc) according to § 26 Collective Agreement (Kollektivvertrag) in research and teaching according to UG 2002 and Employee Act (Angestelltengesetz).

(Remuneration group: B1; € 3.803,90 (gross, 14×year)).

Start of employment: October 1st, 2019

Duration of employment: 6 years

Weekly working hours: 40 by arrangement

Job description: Independent scientific research and teaching, scientific support in research and teaching as well as participation in administrative tasks of the faculty, especially in the Department of Media Usage and Digital Cultures (Prof. Dr. Christine Lohmeier), independent teaching to the extent of 4 hours per week per semester.

Key areas of work and research are:

  • Media usage and media appropriation processes;
  • Challenges of media usage in times of AI and datafication;
  • Processes of digital, social and cultural change;
  • Qualitative and ethnographic survey methods and their further development and combination e.g. with digital methods.

Applicants are expected to independently apply for external funding and to independently conduct research and teaching in the department’s main areas of expertise, as well as to publish in journals and present at and co-organise (international) conferences. Furthermore, publications in journals in English and German are expected, as well as participation in national and international conferences.

The successful candidate has the opportunity to complete a Habilitation. Upon completing this qualification within the contract period, the temporary employment will be changed into a permanent position.

Offer Requirements/Skills/Qualifications

Employment conditions: Doctorate in social science, communication studies or a related discipline and (at least partly) published dissertation; notable scientific reputation, proven in particular by relevant publications and presentations; teaching experience.

Desired additional qualifications: Strong involvement in the international scientific community (presentation activities, organization of conferences and research-related events, reviewing activities), ability to teach courses and examinations in English (higher level).

Desired personal qualities: highly motivated, ability to work in a team and great enthusiasm for all areas of academic work, excellent communication skills and experience in conducting and managing research projects (national and international).

Please submit your application electronically including the usual documents to:

a) Document your activities and achievements in research;

b) Present your experiences in teaching (and possibly in training junior researchers);

c) Present concepts for future research and teaching to contribute to the scientific profile of the department;

d) Reflect on your contribution to knowledge transfer and research management;

e) Provide evidence of your social competences and other skills.

Further information will be provided via Tel. +43/662/8044-4152 or email

Application deadline: 05 June 2019

Please send your application with reference “GZ A 0084/1-2019” to



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