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Chair German Linguistics, Semiotics and Multimodal Communication

Job advertisement

Chemnitz University of Technology is an innovative scientific and educational institution with a highly competitive profile. It offers attractive jobs to personalities with proven professional competence who would like to contribute constructively to innovative further development. The Chair of German Linguistics, Semiotics and Multimodal Communication at the Faculty of Humanities offers a vacancy for a part-time research associate (m/f/d) to start as soon as possible, subject to the provision and approval of external funding by the external funding body.

Research Associate (m/f/d)
(50 %, pay group 13 TV-L)

The position is limited until 30.06.2025. There is the option of a temporary increase (to 75 % or 100 %) during the project start-up phase. Selection for the position will be based on suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Chemnitz University of Technology is particularly keen to promote women and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equal suitability, severely disabled persons or persons of equal status will be given priority in accordance with SGB IX.

Temporary employment is in accordance with the regulations of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) and the Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz (SächsHSFG) as amended.

The following work tasks are connected with the position:

  • Work within a research project on digital exhibitions (a specific type of website)
  • Design and implementation of studies on the reception of digital exhibitions using a modern eye tracker
  • Study evaluation; candidates should be willing to familiarise themselves with statistical evaluation procedures
  • Software-based annotation of websites using an existing analysis framework (probably using MaxQDA)
  • Collaboration on scientific publications, conference visits, etc.
  • You will use your research results for scientific publications and your own qualification. The position offers options for further scientific qualification.

    If you are interested in working in an interdisciplinary, highly motivated team and in dealing academically with a topic of high practical relevance, we are looking forward to your application! You should have the following qualifications:

  • Completed academic university degree in the field of digital humanities, linguistics, computer science, media studies, museology, experimental psychology or comparable disciplines, which gives access to the necessary qualification level. (This will usually be a MA degree or diploma, not a BA degree.)
  • Knowledge in the fields of digital humanities or web design as well as experience in planning, conducting and evaluating experimental studies is an advantage.
  • Experience with experimental work, especially with eye tracking, or willingness to familiarise yourself with it.
  • Good German and English (written and spoken).
  • In addition, you must meet the requirements for employment according to § 71 SächsHSFG. Please refrain from sending in original documents, as your written documents will not be returned but destroyed in compliance with data protection regulations. If you wish to have them returned to you, please enclose a stamped and addressed envelope. Applications with the usual documents should be sent by email or by mail (preferably by email) to the address below by October 12, 2022. Please note that, for security reasons, no electronic applications or attachments to applications made available for download via hyperlinks to third parties can be considered in the recruitment process.

    Chemnitz University of Technology
    Faculty of Philosophy
    Chair of German Linguistics, Semiotics and Multimodal Communication
    Contact person: Dr. Siefkes
    09107 Chemnitz
    E-mail: martin.siefkes@phil.tu-chemnitz.de

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    English translation for convenience; please note that the German version is legally binding!