Deadline: July 31, 2019
The ‘Leibniz ScienceCampus Postdigital Participation’ in Braunschweig invites applications for a Post-doctoral research fellow (to lead a research group of early career scholars)
This is afull-time position at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, member of the Leibniz Association (GEI) with a pay-scale grouping of TV-L 14 (German federal public service scale).
The position is available from 1 October 2019. The contract is initially for the period until 30 September 2023.
The ‘Leibniz ScienceCampus Postdigital Participation’ is an interdisciplinary research partnership between the GEI, the Technische Universität Braunschweig, the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, the German Maritime Museum. Leibniz Institute for Maritime History in Bremerhaven, the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien in Tübingen and the Haus der Wissenschaft Braunschweig GmbH.
The ScienceCampus focuses on societal participation in today’s ‘postdigital’ world, i.e. one in which our lives are embedded in hybrid assemblages of analogue and digital technology and practices. A Social Living Lab will bring together cultural, social and technical sciences with local citizens to collaboratively design, explore and reflect on participation in education and urban life.
The researcher will:
- lead a junior research group as principal investigator (PI), investigating ‘postdigital participation’ and schooling. The group will comprise two doctoral students (the first doctoral project is to be conceived and supervised by the PI; the second doctoral project will be collaboratively developed with information/computing science colleagues)
- develop and conduct research projects on ‘postdigital participation’ related to school education and rooted in the Social Living Lab approach
- identify synergies across the social science, cultural studies, information science and computing science research projects taking place at the ScienceCampus
- pursue further academic qualifications (‘habilitation’ or equivalent)
The position requires:
- excellent doctoral degree in cultural studies, media studies, education or social sciences
- knowledge of, and experience in using, qualitative social science methods
- knowledge of participatory methods, such as design-based research
- knowledge of current sociological or cultural theories and analyses of digitality, e.g., datafication, sociotechnical imaginaries, the postdigital
- excellent teamwork skills, a high level of reliability and attention to detail
- a working knowledge of German
The position would also benefit if the candidate has:
- a keen interest in information science and/or computational methods
- experience of winning bids for external grants
- experience with Social Living Labs
- a solid understanding of school and classroom research
This is an attractive position in a vibrant interdisciplinary research community at a renowned research institute within the Leibniz Association. The successful candidate will have numerous opportunities for further professional development. The position is based in Braunschweig, Germany.
Further details here.