[artinfo] 4 postdoc positions at Leuphana/Lueneburg (D)

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 15 17:01:20 CEST 2013

The "CDC Research Lab" at Leuphana University 
Lüneburg is seeking to appoint four research 
associates at postdoctoral level (EG 13 TV-L, 
100% for three years), starting from 1. October 
2013. The CDC Research Lab is funded by 
Volkswagen Foundation as part of the 
"Niedersächsisches Vorab" program. It is an 
integral part of the transdisciplinary, 
cross-faculty "Centre for Digital Cultures" 
(CDC), which - with its more than 90 
international researchers - bundles the research 
and development activities within digital media 
at Leuphana.

The CDC Research Lab, as a dialogical and open 
knowledge centre, serves to promote excellent 
research and its systematic integration, to 
develop international networking amongst others 
via its renowned fellows, and supports young 
researchers by  attracting new talents. The 
research program of the CDC Research Lab includes 
four thematic fields concerned with (a) questions 
of the technological conditions of digital 
cultures, (b) new forms of cooperation, 
collectivity and organisation, (c) shifts in 
political participation and affective control, as 
well as (d) methodological problems and 
experiments in the research of digital cultures.

Applications are therefore explicitly encouraged 
for one of these four thematic fields of the CDC 
Research Lab:

(a) Re-Thinking the Technological Condition
(b) Re-Thinking Sociality
(c) Re-Thinking the Political
(d) Re-Thinking Methods

The posts are formally associated with the 
"Institute for the Culture and Aesthetics of 
Digital Media" (ICAM).

Your tasks:
* Preparation and support of the activities of the CDC Research Lab
* Development and establishment of your own 
research projects and problematics; independent 
publication activities
* Participation in drafting and editing of research funding applications
* Conceptual participation in design and delivery 
of conferences, summer schools and publication 
* Assistance with the support fellows and young researchers
* Support of outside communication of CDC Research Lab
* There is no requirement to teach, but own teaching activites are possible

* Completed, excellent PhD with a clear relation 
to of the thematic fields of the CDC Research Lab 
from a historical, theoretical or systematic 
* Excellent proposed research project fitting one 
of the thematic fields of the CDC Research Lab 
(proposal of no more than 3 pages at 1.5 line 
spacing and font size 12)
* Familiarity with current methods of the appropriate thematic field
* Presence at the CDC Research Lab in Lüneburg

* Experience in the organisation and conception 
of academic conferences, summer schools and 
* Very good English language skills
* Interest in interdisciplinary exchange within a 
research intensive environment

This post is subject to the formal grant 
approval. Leuphana University Lüneburg is 
committed to increasing the proportion of women 
among academic staff. Qualified female 
researchers are therefore explicitly encouraged 
to apply. Applicants with severe disabilities 
will be preferred in accordance with legal 

Applications with supporting documentation 
(including research proposal of no more than 3 
pages) should be sent by 05. August 2013 to: 
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg; Personalservice; 
Frau Severloh;, Kennwort: Postdoc Re-Thinking a, 
b, c oder d; Scharnhorststraße 1; D - 21335 
Lüneburg;bewerbung at leuphana.de

For further questions on the four thematic fields, feel free to contact
(a) Re-Thinking the Technological Condition: claus.pias at leuphana.de
(b) Re-Thinking Sociality: goetz.bachmann at leuphana.de
(c) Re-Thinking the Political: timon.beyes at leuphana.de
(d) Re-Thinking Methods: martina.leeker at leuphana.de

More information on the CDC is available at 

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