The Digital Media Lab at the Munich Center for Technology in Society, Technische Universität München is seeking early-stage researchers for a position available immediately with a focus on STS & Digital Media as part of the Coding Public Value project (BIDT).
1 doctoral position (TV-L E13 75%, 3 years, fixed term)
About us: The Digital Media Lab at MCTS explores the ongoing digital transformation of our lives, our working environments and our institutions by focusing on the manifold entanglements between infrastructures, datafication and communication in digital societies. In approaching these questions, the digital media lab draws on insights from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Media Studies. We pursue a number of empirical case studies and apply a wide variety of qualitative methods, taking a closer look at current ICT engineering projects reveals how contemporary digital societies are formed.
About the project: The project Coding Public Value focuses on the development and evaluation of methods for responsible software engineering for the common good and corresponding institutional, political and organizational frameworks for public-service media platforms. How can legal, political and user-oriented requirements of public media be translated into requirements, methods and quality assessment practices for the engineering of software and which institutional, political, and organizational requirements have to be implemented in order to operate public service media platforms on the foundation of such public service-oriented software engineering? The project combines Science & Technology Studies, Media and Communication Research, Legal Studies, and empirical Software Engineering in an interdisciplinary collaboration.
For more information see: https://www.bidt.digital/