Candidates should be experienced in social and empirical research on digital public communication processes. In their research and teaching, they should represent communication science and its subsections in an outstanding manner. Applicants should be able to complement the institute's research focuses on political and public communication both in theory and methodology. A research focus on online journalism (e.g., changing media presentation logics or algorithmic information assignments) or on the use or effects of digital information and communication (e.g., changing attention economies, fragmentation of the public sphere) is desirable. In terms of methodology, we invite applications from scholars committed to advancing computational approaches related to the analysis and modelling of communication processes (e.g., web scraping, automated content analyses, network analyses, simulation studies).
Successful candidates must be experienced in the acquisition of external funding. International visibility and networking are expected as well as the willingness to collaborate with the other professorships of the institute and to participate in interdisciplinary social science joint projects at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
The professorship's task profile includes training in the modules of the Institute's Bachelor's and Master's degree programs as well as participation in university self-administration.
The prerequisites for recruitment are pedagogic suitability (indicated by teaching evaluations), a Ph.D. and a habilitation or a proof of equivalent scientific achievements. The appointment as a full professor involves the status of a civil servant (Beamte/r) in a permanent position, provided that the legal requirements are met.
The Friedrich Schiller University aims to increase the proportion of women in academic staff and strongly encourages female researchers to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.
Candidates will be required to submit their applications including a curriculum vitae, copies of documents and certificates, a description of their research interests, teaching qualifications, and other professional experience, a list of publications and presentations, teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching experience, externally funded activities, and the application form (here). To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 29, 2019, preferably as a pdf file, to:
Dekan der Fakultät für Sozial- und Verhaltenswissenschaften
Jena , Germany