Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) / Knowledge Media Research Center (KMRC)
The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) / Knowledge Media Research Center focuses on research
on knowledge acquisition, knowledge sharing and cooperation with digital media. The IWM is part of
the Leibniz Association and is committed to international standards of excellent science.
We are looking for a dedicated
Postdoctoral Researcher (100 %) starting May 1st, 2020 (or later), until end of April 2023
within the Junior Research Group Social Media. The research focus of this Junior Research Group is on
the use of social media for knowledge-related Internet usage, either in professional settings or in
everyday life. Current research of the group deals, for example, with the question of how the use of
professional social network sites leads to new ideas and informational benefits. Other topics are the
smartphone use of mothers for stress coping or informal learning with YouTube videos.
Your task will be to develop an independent research profile (preferably on the topic of knowledgerelated
media use in the family), to publish at a high level and to attract competitive third-party
funding. In addition, you will be involved in the supervision of (doctoral) students and support the
administrative management of the junior research group.
Experience in planning, running and analyzing empirical studies
Research focus on effects of (knowledge-related) social media use, in particular in the family or in
Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
Openness towards Open Science
Experience in writing grant proposals
Interest/expertise in computational methods (automated content analysis, big data) is an asset
Doctorate in psychology (media , social or organizational psychology) or communication science
Very good command of English; knowledge of German is an asset
Work in a cooperative and enthousiastic team
A stimulating, international and interdisciplinary oriented research environment
Cost allowances for participation in German language courses as well as for childs cared by a
professional childcare facility
A salary in accordance with the collective agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L, E13,
gross salary at least EUR 57,000).
Please contact Prof. Dr. Sonja Utz (phone +49 7071 979308 or email: email@example.com) if you
have further questions.
Please submit your application (in a single PDF-file) - including a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
certificates and names and addresses of two or more references - by April 3rd, 2020, to
firstname.lastname@example.org (reference number 1003-2020).
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our human resources policy. People with disabilities will be
given priority if equal qualified.
Stiftung Medien in der Bildung (SbR)
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
72076 Tübingen, Germany www.iwm-tuebingen.de