|Institution||Faculty of Social Sciences - Department of Media and Communication|
|Remuneration group||TV-L E13|
|Full-time / Part-time||Full-time (100%)|
|Start date||2023-10-01 limited to 2024-03-31|
The Department of Media and Communication at LMU Munich offers a full-time, 6-month position within the research and teaching unit of Professor Neil Thurman.
The teaching requirement with this position is approximately 5 (academic) hours/ week during the winter semester of 2023/ 24
(1 academic hour = 45 mins contact time). Should additional funding become available, the period of employment could be extended to six years.
Professor Thurman’s research and teaching unit focuses on media audience research, including the behaviour of newspapers’, magazines’, and TV channels’ online and offline audiences. It also hosts projects funded by the VolkswagenStiftung on computational journalism. These projects are researching topics including: the use of AI in local journalism; audiences’ perceptions of automated journalism; and the use of, and attitudes to, computational journalism in newsrooms. These projects involve collaboration with researchers, publishers, and technology providers in Germany and other countries. The unit is also involved in comparative journalism research through the Worlds of Journalism Study. Professor Thurman’s website provides more information on his research interests: https://neilthurman.com/
The candidate is expected to:
The successful candidate will join the large and successful Media and Communications Department at one of Germany’s highest-ranked universities. LMU Munich provides excellent support and conditions for early career researchers.
Also possible in a part-time capacity.People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.
Application procedure: Your application (in English only) should include: a motivation letter, your CV with publication list, the names and contact details of two references, copy of degree certificates and transcript of grades. Please also include a link to your PhD thesis.
Complete applications should be submitted as a single PDF document to: email@example.com or by mail to:
Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung
Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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