Tailored opportunities: Four doctoral positions in cultural and social studies (media research)- German


The University of Siegen is an innovative institution with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary orientation and has about 20,000 students and 2,000 employees, including 1,200 academic positions. There is a broad spectrum of departments, ranging from liberal arts, social sciences, and economics through to natural sciences and engineering, and the University of Siegen provides an outstanding teaching and research environment with numerous inter/transdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen offers diverse options for combining professional and family life. For this reason, it has been certified as a familyfriendly university since 2006 and provides a dual career service.

four doctoral posts in cultural and social studies (media research) (salary category TV-L 13, 65%) are available at the University of Siegen in the German Research Foundation (DFG) Graduate School, GRK 1769 “Locating Media”, for the fixed-term period of three years. The duration of the contract complies with the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz.


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− a relevant postgraduate degree (Magister, Master, or equivalent diploma) in one of the
following areas of study: media studies, ethnology, anthropology, geography, history,
information science, science of art, cultural studies, literary studies, linguistics, political
science, sociology or Science and Technology Studies.
– outstanding scholarly achievements.
− research project in one of the areas of study listed above (5- to max. 10-page project
prospectus including timetable).
– interest in media research methods as well as an affinity for interdisciplinary research.
– willingness to participate in the international event programme of the Graduate School.
– good written and spoken  English language skills.


Application deadline is  15 April 2018


Please send application documents (CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, letter of
recommendation from a professor concerning the research project, max. 10-page project
prospectus, including task schedule) in duplicate by 15 April 2018 with reference number 2018/I/Locating Media/WM/20 to: Dr. Pablo Abend, Universität Siegen, DFGGraduiertenkolleg “Locating Media”, Herrengarten 3, 57072 Siegen, Germany.
Information on the University of Siegen is available online: http://www.uni-siegen.de

For further information, please contact Herr Dr. Pablo Abend (Tel.: +49 271/740-2080)
E-Mail: abend@locatingmedia.uni-siegen.de Homepage: http://www.uni-iegen.de/locatingmedia

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