Zurich University, German Department
Assistant Professorship in Communicating Digitalized Spaces
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The University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in
Communicating Digitalized Spaces
The position should be filled at the earliest opportunity. The position is for a six-year period pending review after the first three years.
The focus of the professorship is on the linguistic analysis of digital communication and digitalized interactional spaces. The professorship is part of German linguistics and deals with the complex transformation of the interactional space of mutual perception («face-to-face») to a multimodal digitalized communication space («screen-to-screen») with a special emphasis on the linguistic manifestations of digitalized communication spaces. Possible fields of research range from tele-presence communication (as, for instance, in videoconferences) and the use of mobile digital devices (such as smartphones) with physically present communicators to human-robot interaction.
Candidates should be qualified in linguistic research of digitalized communication spaces and should also be able to deal with the interdisciplinary aspects of the topic in research and teaching. Active participation in the University Research Priority Program «Language and Space» (UFSP SpuR) as well as active participation in the teaching and research activities of the interfaculty «Digital Society Initiative» (DSI) are expected. The assistant professorship is located at the Department of German Studies and the DSI.
Candidates should hold a PhD degree in German linguistics or an adjacent discipline completed at the time of application and have an excellent record of academic achievements in the relevant field. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the number of women in leading positions. Qualified female researchers are, therefore, particularly encouraged to apply.
The closing date for applications is 26 June 2019. Details on the application procedure are available on www.phil.uzh.ch/jobs.html. For further information please contact Prof. Heiko Hausendorf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prof. Heiko Hausendorf (email@example.com).
|Secondary Categories:||Digital Humanities