In the Faculty of Electrical Engineering/Computing, Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG), Work Group “Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems” (GeDIS, Prof. Dr. Claude Draude) of the University of Kassel, the following position is to be filled as soon as possible: Research position (EG 13 TV-H), full time, fixed term for 3 years (position for academic qualification according to § 65 HHG i. V. m. § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG; the possibility of a doctorate/PhD is given).
The position is part of the research project “INTeGER: Innovation through Gender in Computing”:
INTeGER project focuses on interrogating the role that gender intersectionality plays in producing innovation in the field of computing. Precisely because gender bias in computing has been identified as preventing innovation and socially responsible IT design (examples abound in research spanning from algorithms and machine learning, to speech recognition technologies), more interdisciplinary research that bridges gender studies, science and technology studies and computer science is needed. […]
Tasks are: independent and collaborative research according to the main goals of INTeGER, analysing the role of gender and innovation in computing; teaching; organization of workshops and practice-based collaborative research activities; participation in GeDIS research discussions.
Job requirements include, among others: a completed university degree in computer science/informatics or in a related field (for example: information science, information systems, digital media, socio-informatics, system design); if you have a university degree in gender studies, science and technology studies/sociology of technology or a related field, you may apply, but you need to have a solid knowledge of the field of computing; openness towards or basic knowledge of gender studies and an interest in socially responsible technology development; strong interest in academic research, inter-/transdisciplinary work, as well as pronounced methodological and analytical skills; experience with the acquisition of research funds and experience with the supervision of students and teaching are beneficial.
The application deadline is January 10, 2018.
For further information, check the full job posting.