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Job offer 1015-2021

The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) conducts research into the acquisition and sharing of knowledge and cooperation with digital media. The Institute is a member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz Gemeinschaft) and committed to international standards of excellent science.

We are seeking to appoint a committed

PhD Student (m/f/d)

for our Social Media Lab at the nearest possible date for a period of 3 years. The scope of employment is 65%.

The Social Media Lab examines the use of (mobile) social media for knowledge-related purposes, either in professional settings or in everyday life. Current research of the group deals, for example, with science communication during the COVID-19 pandemic, informal learning with YouTube videos, or using digital virtual assistants such as chatbots or Alexa. Another research focus are algorithm literacy and algorithm acceptance.

Your task will be to plan, conduct, and analyse empirical studies, present the results on national and international conferences, and to publish the findings in international journals. In addition, you will support the administrative management of the lab. Writing your doctoral thesis on a self-generated research question in one of the research areas of the lab is desired and explicitly supported.

Your profile:

  • Experience in planning and conducting empirical research and analyzing data (e.g., surveys, online experiments, user comments)
  • Interest in working on effects of (knowledge-related) social and mobile media use, in particular in informal settings, algorithm awareness, or human-machine communication
  • Openness towards Open Science
  • Interest/expertise in computational methods (automated content analysis, big data) is an asset
  • Above average degree (master, diploma, or equivalent) in psychology, communication science, cognitive science, or a related discipline
  • Good command of English; knowledge of German is an asset

We offer:

  • Work in a cooperative and enthousiastic team
  • A structured doctoral studies programme containing education in methods and soft skills, an inspiring scientific environment and the opportunity for a stay abroad
  • An attractive remuenration based on the collective agreement for the public service in the federal states of Germany (pay group 13 TV-L, 65%, approx. gross salary p.a.: 1st year EUR 33,000, from 2nd year EUR 35,500), including the social benefits customary in public service
  • Allowances for participation in German language courses as well as active work-life balance support, including subsidies towards the cost of accommodating and caring for pre-school children

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Sonja Utz by phone +49 7071 979308 or email at: s.utz@iwm-tuebingen.de.

Please send your application as a PDF file – including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and names and addresses of two or more references – quoting “reference number 1015-2021” by email to career@iwm-tuebingen.de.

Equal opportunities play a key role in our human resources policies. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

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Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
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Schleichstr. 6
72076 Tübingen

Job offer 1014-2021

The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) conducts research into the acquisition and sharing of knowledge and cooperation with digital media. The Institute is a member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz Gemeinschaft) and committed to international standards of excellent science.

We are seeking to appoint a committed

Researcher / PhD Position (m/f/d)

at the nearest possible date for a period of 3 years to work on the linking of school-based and out-of-school learning with digital media on the topics of history and political education (e.g. memorials relating to the National Socialist period of German history). The successful applicant will have profound knowledge in the field of empirical (teaching-learning) research as well as an interest in school-related research and digital media. The successful applicant will be expected to write a doctoral thesis on this area of research and will receive explicit support to this end. The scope of employment is 65%.

Your tasks:

  • Design, implementation, evaluation and documentation of empirical studies
  • Presentation of research findings at national and international conferences and in publications as well as documentation of these findings in the relevant academic journals
  • Collaboration on general Institute-related activities

Your profile:

  • Strong interst in the cognitive and motivational processes involved in learning with digital media in the context of history and political education
  • Experience in the planning, performance and analysis of empirical studies
  • Above-average degree grade (Diplom / Master) in psychology, cognitive science, empirical educational research or related disciplines
  • Fluent in German and English

We offer:

  • A practice-oriented field of work in an area of current societal relevance
  • A structured doctoral studies programme and a stimulating scientific environment
  • Integration in the Institute’s other research activities
  • Remuenration based on the collective agreement for the public service in the federal states of Germany (pay group 13 TV-L), including the social benefits customary in public service
  • Active work-life balance support, including subsidies towards the cost of accommodating and caring for pre-school children

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwan by email at: s.schwan@iwm-tuebingen.de.

Please send your application as a PDF file with the usual supporting documents and a covering letter, curriculum vitae and certificates by 17 December 2021 quoting “Kennziffer 1014-2021“ by email to career@iwm-tuebingen.de.

Equal opportunities play a key role in our human resources policies. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

 

Logo: audit berufundfamilie Stiftung Medien in der Bildung (SbR)
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
Verwaltung
Schleichstr. 6
72076 Tübingen