Position: Full Professor (W2) in Communication and Media Studies at TU Chemnitz

The ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of the city of Chemnitz, located in mid-eastern Germany, is a driving force of the scientific success of Chemnitz University of Technology since its foundation in 1836. With more than 11.000 students, 2000 university employees and its renowned Cluster of Excellence “Technologies for Multifunctional Lightweight Structures (MERGE)”, Chemnitz University of Technology is an aspiring, future-oriented, and modern educational institution with both high scientific competence and high potential for innovation. The university’s primary profile builds upon interdisciplinary and international cooperation by bringing together research from the fields of engineering and natural sciences with social sciences and humanities as well as economics to promote state-of-the-art research and study programs.

The Institute for Media Research at the Faculty of Humanities is looking for applications for the following position as Full Professor at the next possible date:

Professor (W2) „Communication and Media Studies“ / „Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft“
The professor will represent the broad range of communication and media studies and collaborates with other sections of the Institute of Media Research both in research and teaching. Applicants should have a strong record of research with a focus on digital media, online communication, and processes of social and cultural mediatization employing qualitative empirical methods in the field of media analysis and social science. A high willingness to participate in transdisciplinary and interfaculty cooperation during research and teaching is expected.

Courses can be held in English or German language. Applicants should possess prior experience with applying for and procuring research funding.

Requirements for appointments as Full Professor are given in § 58 SächsHSFG. Applicants require a successfully completed habilitation or equivalent achievement as evidenced by an excellent record of research in relevant areas.

Chemnitz University of Technology expects applicants to be willing to shift their center of vital interest to Chemnitz and will provide assistance accordingly.

With the goal to increase the proportion of female university employees, qualified female researchers are kindly asked to consider applying for the position.

Equal qualification provided, applications of severely handicapped researchers are treated with preferred status.

Please hand in your application by 31 March 2017 including the usual documents (academic CV, publication record, list of courses, results from teaching evaluations, and other qualifications). Applications should be sent to dekanat@phil.tu-chemnitz.de