The FernUniversität in Hagen is Germany’s only state distance-learning university. On the basis of its blended learning model, it offers flexible, location-independent degree and continuing education programs, making higher education accessible to students in a variety of life situations. It conducts a wide range of theoretical and applied research in its five faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Economics and Business Administration, and Law, as well as in interdisciplinary research clusters.
A position is available immediately with a flexible start date at the interdisciplinary research cluster D²L², Digitalization, Diversity and Lifelong Learning – Consequences for Higher Education, a recently implemented, faculty-independent central research unit of the FernUniversität in Hagen which is currently in the process of expanding, for a
Junior Research Group Leader in Information Systems or Computer Science or Computational Linguistics – research area digitally supported teaching/learning
The position is offered for an initial three years, with the option of a 2-year extension following an interim evaluation. The positions are full-time with a gross salary range of 54,000 to 67,000 euro annually, which is calculated according to the candidate’s prior experience and qualifications based on level 14 of the collective bargaining agreement for German civil service employees (TV-L).
D²L² investigates frameworks for and consequences of digitalization in the higher education landscape. Current areas of focus include defining and assessing educationally relevant aspects of student diversity and using technology to develop adaptive approaches to teaching and student support. Further/future areas of interest are, among others, the design and evaluation of conversational agents, digital diversity, and socio-technical system design.
The Junior Research Group Leader is encouraged to actively shape the cluster's future research strategy and activities and will cooperate with D²L²-members from various disciplines. They include researchers at the FernUniversität as well as high-ranking cooperating institutions such as the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Center for Lifelong Learning (DIE), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU) and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin.
We offer you an interesting position with a great deal of independence, as well as a salary according to the collective labor agreement for German public service and a supplementary pension through the state pension agency Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL). You will also benefit from our extensive opportunities for continuing education and professional development, wide range of occupational health services, and family-friendly policies and services.
The FernUniversität in Hagen is committed to increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified female candidates are expressly encouraged to apply. Women with equal qualifications, abilities and professional performance will be given preferential consideration, unless there are compelling reasons for preferring an outstanding male candidate. Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. Part-time employment is possible.
Note: For technical reasons, one sentence follows in German, but is repeated in English below.
Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt? Dann freuen wir uns über Ihre Bewerbung bis zum 04.07.2021 über unser Online-Formular: https://fernuni-hagen.hr4you.org/index_extern.php?sid=1345
Did we spark your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application (in English or German) with the following documents by 04.07.2021 via our online portal (https://fernuni-hagen.hr4you.org/index_extern.php?sid=1345):
For more information about D²L² please visit our website: https://e.feu.de/english-d2l2 or contact Dr. Stephanie Steimann, Administrative Director: firstname.lastname@example.org