Professorship (W2) in Political Theory and Digital Democracy
Published(7 days ago)
Deadline for applications(37 days left)
Stiftung European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)Frankfurt (Oder)
The Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at the Stiftung European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) invites applications for the position of a
W2 Professorship in Political Theory and Digital Democracy
The professorship will be hosted at the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) (at the Collegium Polonicum, S³ubice) and at the Faculty of Social and Cultural
Sciences at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) (EUV). We offer a full-time, fixed term appointment for five years. The professorship is expected to
strengthen education and research in the planned European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) and to contribute to the profile of the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at the EUV.
The ENS is an innovative transdisciplinary academic unit of the university that integrates Social, Legal, Cultural and Computer Sciences for understanding the emerging European
digital society. It combines excellent research with project-based teaching. Students are selected on the merits of submitted projects and follow curricula negotiated on an individual basis.
The candidate is expected to have:
have a thorough expertise in political theory and digital democracy,
teach and research the interface between technological innovation, democratic participation and political culture,
apply innovative teaching methods such as blended learning and/or co-creational approaches.
The candidate should furthermore:
have a strong interest in transdisciplinary collaboration,
integrate non-academic bodies from business, civil society or government agencies in research and teaching,
have experience in the development and advancement of third-party funded research,
be willing to integrate aspects of gender and diversity into teaching and research.
German language proficiency is not required; however, we expect the successful candidate to be able to actively participate in meetings held in German within two years
after appointment. The ENS's working language is English. This includes teaching and the communication between the members of the ENS.
The appointment is limited to 5 years. The general requirements are set according to Article 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG). The European University Viadrina Frankfurt
(Oder) supports diversity, equality, and inclusion at the workplace. We encourage women, persons with a migration background and any members of minority groups in our society, as well as
less advantaged persons to apply. Applicants can contact the equal opportunity commissioner
(europa-uni.de/gleichstellung). The university offers a family-friendly workplace. More information is available at
europa-uni.de/familie. Women as well as severely disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential
consideration. It is advisable to point out any disability in the application. In case of a first-time appointment the requirements of Article 43 (1) BbgHG apply.