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Junior Professor (f/m/d) in "Psychological processes of education in social media" (W1 - with Tenure Track W2)
University of Duisburg-Essen
The University of Duisburg-Essen is in search of the brightest minds
We are looking for outstanding young researchers, to whom we offer the best opportunities for their academic and personal development. We provide individual
early career support through the Graduate Center (GC Plus), the Tenure Track Programme (TT Plus) and the Human Resources Development Programme (PE Plus).
Wherever bright minds connect and collaborate, everyone involved will benefit. That is why we join forces and share qualification and guidance programmes
for career development with the Ruhr-University Bochum and the TU Dortmund University as part of the Research Academy Ruhr (RAR).
Within the framework of the "Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses" - the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal
Government and the Federal States - 21 tenure-track junior professorships will be advertised. Currently, we are in search of eligible candidates for the
following tenure-track junior professorship at the Faculty of Engineering:
Junior Professor in
"Psychological processes of education in social media"
(Salary Class Group W1 LBesO W - with Tenure Track as per W2)
The candidate will conduct research and teaching in the area of "Digitalization in education" from the perspective of psychology, cognitive science or communication science. He or she should demonstrate excellence by internationally recognized work in the field of education processes in social media. The focus can be on formal as well as informal education areas and relate to different applied contexts such as school or higher education, political education, health-related education, science and the public.
The Junior-Professorship is part of the faculty for engineering, Department Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science. Building on the research consortium "Education in the digital world (For-BiLD)" the candidate creatively develops his/her research and actively contributes to the develop-ment of the consortium by providing a psychological perspective. A cooperation with the DFG-Research Training Group "User-Centred Social Media", which combines researchers from computer science and psychology, is desired. We expect interest in interdisciplinary research and the ability and willingness to combine computational and empirical approaches.
The Junior Professorship is part of the teaching activities of the Department Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science. The candidate supports the B.Sc. and M.Sc. program "Applied Cognitive and Media Sciences". Teaching should focus on psychological aspects of social media. In the master program the successful candidate contributes to the priority "Psychology" and "Social Media and Professional Communication".
Publications in the field of expertise in peer-reviewed journals are expected, especially in leading international journals.
Experience in the procurement of competitive third-party funding, involvement in international research and international experience are desirable. Furthermore, leadership experience in research is beneficial.
The University of Duisburg-Essen places great emphasis on excellence in teaching. Candidates must present their teaching concepts, showing their relevance to the research profile of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Applicants must show aptitude for participation in academic self-administration.
The hiring requirements comply with § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG).
Teaching requirements currently are four hours of teaching during the first, and five hours of teach-ing during the second employment stage of the Junior Professorship.
Employment is contingent on the presentation of the corresponding requirements for temporary civil service. The duration of employment complies with § 39 Sect. 5 HG.
The University of Duisburg-Essen promotes the diversity of its members (https://www.uni-due.de/diversity). It strives to increase the percentage of women in its academic
staff and therefore emphatically invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equal qualifications, female candidates will be considered with preference (Equal Opportunities Act).
As per § 2 Sect. 3 SGB IX, applications by candidates with a disability or equivalent status are especially welcome.
Applications with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, documentation of academic and professional development, copies of relevant documents and certificates, an exposé of
the applicant's research profile with reference to its relevance for the University of Duisburg-Essen, a list of successful external grant applications, a list of courses taught and
a teaching philosophy, an enumeration of experience in academic self-administration) should be sent until 28-10-2019 to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering:
Dekan der Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften der Universität Duisburg-Essen
Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Schramm
Further Information on the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Faculty of Engineering can be found under: https://www.uni-due.de/iw/de/stellen.shtml