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Senior Researcher in Media Law, Communication Law and Internet Law (m/f/d)

Senior Researcher in Media Law, Communication Law and Internet Law (m/f/d)

(01 September 2021) The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut has a vacancy for the following full-time position, limited for 3 years, starting 1 October 2021 or later:

Senior Researcher in Media Law, Communications Law and Internet Law (m/f/d) – TV-L 14

The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) in Hamburg examines media change and the related structural changes in public communication on a high scientific level. It combines basic research and research on knowledge transfer from a cross-media, interdisciplinary and independent scientific perspective and thus provides problem-specific knowledge for politics, commerce and civil society. In doing so, the Institute is characterised by a unique and fruitful combination of communication research in social sciences and regulatory research in law throughout Germany.

The position is part of the research programme "Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces". The research interest focuses on the shift of publicly relevant communication into private (legal) spaces such as platforms. In various projects, the research programme examines how the normative structures of (private) digital communication spaces emerge and how they are legitimised and questioned. It also examines the roles private and state actors and their respective legal systems play in these processes. In addition, the research programme provides important impulses on the normative framework conditions of human decision-making in interaction with algorithmic decision-making systems and on internet governance.

  • Independent academic work, especially on topics of private order formation in digital communication spaces
  • Collaboration on legal and interdisciplinary research projects in coordination with the research programme management
  • Active acquisition of third-party funding
  • Coordination of tasks within the framework of the research programme "Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces”
  • Participation in other internal institute committees and the editorial office of "Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft" [Media & Communication Studies]
  • At least the first state examination in law or a comparable foreign degree.
  • Completed doctorate in law and an outstanding academic record commensurate with your academic age
  • Strong interest in the research topics of the Institute and the research programme and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary as well as international cooperation
  • Proven experience in academic project work and in particular, in the acquisition of third-party funding is desirable.
What we offer:
Employment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the public service of the Länder, grading up to TV-L 14 is possible. The weekly working time is 39 hours (full-time). You will receive 30 days of holiday per year. The position is initially limited to three years.

The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut advocates gender equality and aims to increase the proportion of women in research. Applications from women are therefore expressly welcome; female applicants will be given preferential consideration in cases of equal suitability, ability and professional performance, unless reasons relating to the person of a fellow applicant prevail.
We expressly welcome applications from people with a migrant background. People with severe disabilities and people with disabilities of equal status have priority over applicants with equal aptitude, ability and professional performance who do not have preferential treatment under the law.

Job advertisement as pdf file
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact PD Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard), at m.kettemann@leibniz-hbi.de.
Apply now!
Please send your application with a meaningful cover letter and all relevant documents, including a representative sample of your work, with the subject "RW21-14" by October 1st, 2021 by e-mail to: bewerbung@leibniz-hbi.de.
Please note the data protection notice that your application documents will be processed and stored in the context of filling the position. Travel expenses to interviews can be reimbursed in accordance with the regulations of the Hamburg Travel Expenses Act.

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