Professorship (W3) in Law and Ethics of the Digital Society
Published(4 days ago)
Deadline for applications(40 days left)
Stiftung European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)Frankfurt (Oder)
The Faculty of Law at the Stiftung European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) invites applications for the position of a
W3 Professorship in Law and Ethics of the Digital Society
starting summer term 2020. 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 university. 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 expertise in the relationships between law, technology and society,
analyse the legal and ethical implications of digital technologies,
aim to integrate his/her research and teaching with at least one of the main areas of German law and to collaborate with the appropriate chairs for German private, public or criminal law.
The candidate should furthermore:
develop and apply innovative teaching methods including blended learning and co-creational approaches,
have a strong interest in transdisciplinary collaboration,
have experience in the development and advancement of third-party funded 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 university's language center offers German language courses. The ENS's working language is English. This includes teaching and the communication between the members of the ENS.
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. The appointment is permanent. In case of a first-time appointment the requirements of Article 43 (1) BbgHG apply.