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Research Assistant / Junior Researcher (m/f/d) (65%, TV-L E13) for the Scientific Monitoring of an EU Media Conference

Research Assistant / Junior Researcher (m/f/d) (65%, TV-L E13) for the Scientific Monitoring of an EU Media Conference

Hamburg, 19.12.2019. The following ten-month project position is vacant at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) as of 1 February 2020 - subject to final funding approval - within the proejct „Gestaltungsbedarf einer kohärenten Informations- und Medienordnung auf europäischer Ebene [Need for a Coherent Information and Media Order at a European Level]“: Resarch Assistant / Junior Researcher (m/f/d) (65%, TV-L E13).

The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) in Hamburg researches media change and the associated structural transformations in public communication. It combines fundamental research and the transfer of knowledge from a cross-media, interdisciplinary, and independent scientific perspective. Thus, the Institute is a valued provider of problem-relevant knowledge for politics, commerce and civil society. The Institute is characterised by a unique and fruitful combination of the field of communication science and the field of law. 

In the second half of 2020, Germany takes over the Presidency of the EU Council. In this context, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) is planning an international media conference. The project "Gestaltungsbedarf einer kohärenten Informations- und Medienordnung auf europäischer Ebene [Need for a Coherent Information and Media Order at a European Level]", for which an application has been submitted to the BKM, intends to scientifically accompany and evaluate the media converence. In the run-up to the conference, sustainable approaches and paths of actions are to be developed with the participation of the relevant stakeholders.

The scientific monitoring of the EU conference will take place within the project modules with different foal points and methodological approaches, which will analyse the various aspects of the complex current information and media order in a broader context. Furthermore, it will elaborate normative requirements for basic prinicples of a sustainable regulatory framework, discuss them with relevant stakeholder groups and profitably incorporate the perspective of young governance researchers. The European legal framework is at the centre of this project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independent legal work in the project "Gestaltungsbedarf einer kohärenten Informations- und Medienordnung auf europäischer Ebene [Need for a Coherent Information and Media Order at a European Level]“ according to your qualification level
  • Coordinating tasks within the project, especially
    • Support of the organisation of scientific events, workshops and project meetings within the project and sub-modules
    • Support of the preparation and implementation of the parts of the EU media conference, for which the HBI is responsible,  
    • Coordination and consultation activities with colleagues at the BKM, the state chancelleries of the federal states, the state media authorities as well as the representatives of business association and companies

Your Profile:

  • At least the first state examination in law or a comparable foreign qualification
  • Strong interest in the topic of European media policy and regulation as well as in interdisciplinary and international cooperation
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • Basic knowledge in project management and interest in media politics are beneficial
  • First experiences in scientific projects are desirable.
Employment, remuneration, and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for German civil service employees (TV-L). The position is for 65% per week of a full-time position. and is limited to the duration of the project (February 2020 to November 2020).

We welcome diversity at HBI and are more than open to applications from people with a migration background. Persons with disabilities or chronic illness have priority over applicants who do not have preferential rights under the law and who have the same aptitude, qualifications, and professional achievements. 

The Hans Bredow Institute advocates gender equality and aims to increase the proportion of women in academia. Applications from women are, therefore, expressly welcome; women will be given preferential consideration if they have the same aptitude, qualifications and professional performance.

The workplace is located in Hamburg.

Contact:

We are happy to answer any questions you may have:
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, w.schulz@leibniz-hbi.de, Tel. 040 450217-0
Dr. Stephan Dreyer, s.dreyer@leibniz-hbi.de, Tel. 040 450217-33

How to Apply:

Please send your application with a meaningful cover letter and all relevant documents by 20 January 2020 with the subject "RW19-18" by email to bewerbung@leibniz-hbi.de.

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