AccueilFive research assistant positions for the project "Decoding Antisemitsm"

AccueilFive research assistant positions for the project "Decoding Antisemitsm"

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Publié le mercredi 30 septembre 2020 par Elsa Zotian

Résumé

For a 3-year research project on anti-semitic hate speech and hate images on the internet, research assistants are wanted. A qual­it­at­ive lin­guistic con­tent ana­lysis of social media com­ments and analysis of image mater­ial and text-image rela­tion­ships related to anti­semitic con­tent is planned. In addi­tion, quant­it­at­ive lin­guistic meth­ods will also be applied to the social media cor­pus. For the coun­try teams we are seek­ing two doc­toral stu­dents for the Eng­lish lan­guage area, two for the French lan­guage area and one for the Ger­man lan­guage area.

Annonce

Presentation

Foun­ded in 1982, the Cen­ter for Research on Anti­semit­ism (Zen­trum für Anti­semit­is­mus­forschung, ZfA) at TU Ber­lin is one of the most import­ant insti­tu­tions of its kind in the world. The focus of its work is fun­da­mental inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research on anti­semit­ism in its man­i­fold causes, mani­fest­a­tions and effects in the past and present, however this has always been expan­ded to include related top­ics. The avail­able pos­i­tions relate to the pro­ject "Identi­fy­ing the Real Dimen­sion of Anti­semit­ism 2.0 in Europe" which will begin in 2020 at the ZfA, ana­lys­ing pat­terns of anti­semitic lan­guage use and images on the inter­net. For this pur­pose, three coun­try teams are to be formed: for Ger­many, Great Bri­tain and France.

Work­ing field

In a three-year pilot pro­ject, an inter­na­tional team of research­ers will invest­ig­ate anti­semitic lan­guage and image use on news web­sites and social media plat­forms of the polit­ical main­stream in three European coun­tries (Ger­many, Great Bri­tain, France). A qual­it­at­ive lin­guistic con­tent ana­lysis of social media com­ments and ana­lysis of image mater­ial and text-image rela­tion­ships related to anti­semitic con­tent is planned. In addi­tion, quant­it­at­ive lin­guistic meth­ods will also be applied to the social media cor­pus. For the coun­try teams we are seek­ing two doc­toral stu­dents for the Eng­lish lan­guage area, two for the French lan­guage area and one for the Ger­man lan­guage area.

Require­ments

We are look­ing for can­did­ates who have suc­cess­fully com­pleted an aca­demic degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in the sub­jects of lin­guist­ics, applied lin­guist­ics, semi­ot­ics and/or dis­course ana­lysis, social sci­ences and his­tor­ical stud­ies

Know­ledge or pre­lim­in­ary work in at least one of the fol­low­ing areas is a pre­requis­ite:

  • Prag­ma­lin­guist­ics
  • Cor­pus lin­guist­ics
  • Image ana­lysis, semi­ot­ics, mul­timodal com­mu­nic­a­tiono Dis­course Ana­lysis (CDA)
  • Media and/or com­mu­nic­a­tion stud­ieso Digital Human­it­ieso Argu­ment­a­tion the­ory
  • Know­ledge of past and present mani­fest­a­tions of anti­semit­ism is desir­able.
  • Exper­i­ence in using the MAXQDA soft­ware is an advant­age.

In addi­tion to excep­tional tech­nical expert­ise, excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion and team skills are required.

Lan­guage skills

  • The two doc­toral stu­dents for the Eng­lish lan­guage area must have excel­lent spoken and writ­ten Eng­lish lan­guage skills.
  • The two doc­toral stu­dents for the French lan­guage area must have excel­lent French lan­guage skills as well as excel­lent spoken and writ­ten Eng­lish skills.
  • The doc­toral stu­dent for the Ger­man lan­guage area must have excel­lent Ger­man lan­guage skills and excel­lent spoken and writ­ten Eng­lish skills.

Employment conditions and salary

The position are open under the condition of third party funding.

  • Site : Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty I - Cen­ter for Research on Anti­semit­ism Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • Type : gradu­ate pos­i­tion, research assist­ant
  • Category (TU Ber­lin) :  Research assist­ant without teach­ing oblig­a­tion
  • Duration : lim­ited until 31/07/2023
  • Part-/Full-time : 0.65 working time
  • Start­ing date (earli­est) : At the earli­est poss­ible
  • Remuneration : Salary grade E13

How to ap­ply

Please send your applic­a­tion quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber with the usual doc­u­ments without a pic­ture (one-page let­ter of motiv­a­tion, CV) includ­ing a list of your own pre­lim­in­ary work in a PDF doc­u­ment as well as a rel­ev­ant selec­tion of the pre­lim­in­ary work (also work that is unpub­lished – e.g. final thesis) each as a single PDF via email to sekretariat@asf.tu-berlin.de.Also use this email address if you require fur­ther inform­a­tion about the pos­i­tions.

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at the TU staff depart­ment homepage: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/ or quick access 214041.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Reference-number: I-585/20

Deadline : 09.10.2020

Lieux

  • traße des 17. Juni 150/152
    Berlin, Allemagne (10623)

Dates

  • vendredi 09 octobre 2020

Mots-clés

  • linguistics 2.0

Source de l'information

  • Daniel Palm
    courriel : palm [at] agentur-bildung [dot] de

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