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Tenured Professorship "Communication and Media Studies with the focus ?Media Society?

18.07.2019 13:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The University of Bremen

Application deadline: September 1, 2019

The University of Bremen invites applications for a university professorship at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) in Faculty 9, Cultural Studies.

Tenured Professorship

- Salary group W2 - in the subject area Communication and Media Studies with the focus ‘Media Society’

Reference number: P902/19

Applicants should have a successful record in the field of empirical communication and media research with a focus on social communication and the impact of media on social processes. Research should be carried out with a cross-media perspective in the following thematic areas: The appropriation and use of digital media; cultural, social and economic contexts of digital media; chances and risks of digital traces. Applicants should be experienced in the use of qualitative methods of digital communication research. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the research cluster ‘Media Change’ in the Faculty of Cultural Studies, the acquisition of third-party funding, as well as in interdisciplinary research cooperation at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) and its research group ‘Communicative Figurations’ (with the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute and the University of Hamburg). The position holder will teach Communication and Media Studies in courses offered by the Faculty and, in addition to thematic courses on social communication and the media influence of social processes, be able to offer foundation courses in the field of communication and media science and its methods. Duties will also include participation in the development of a structured doctoral program.

The University of Bremen is committed to increasing the share of women working in science and particularly welcomes applications from female academics. Applications from candidates with a migration background as well as candidates from other countries are likewise very welcome. Severely handicapped applicants with essentially the same professional and personal suitability as other applicants will be given priority.

The University offers a wide range of services to support newly appointed professors, such as a Welcome Center, childcare and dual career opportunities, as well as personnel development and continuing education.

In addition to the legal requirements for civil servants, a professionally relevant and outstanding doctorate and other relevant academic achievements of outstanding quality are expected, such as a successful junior professorship or habilitation-equivalent achievements. Suitable pedagogical-didactical aptitude, which should be documented by experience in teaching, is prerequisite. Non-German-speaking applicants will be expected to reach proficiency in the German-language after a period of 2-3 years. The appointment is based on Section 18 of the Bremen Higher Education Act (Bremisches Hochschulgesetz) and Section 116 of the Bremen Civil Service Act (Bremisches Beamtengesetz).

For further information, feel free to contact the leader of the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp.

Please send your application, stating the reference number and accompanied by the usual supporting documents (C.V., list of publications, record of teaching and research activities, certificates), to the address below or by e-mail to the Dean of Faculty, Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé ( by September 1, 2019.

Further information on appointment procedures at the University of Bremen can be found at:

Die Dekanin des Fachbereichs 9 – Kulturwissenschaften

Frau Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé

Universität Bremen

Postfach 330 440

28334 Bremen


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