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8 Dec
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About the European Hub of the Global Network of Centers for Internet and Society (NoC)

The European members of the Global Network of Centers for Internet and Society (NoC) launched the European Hub in October 2017 with the aim to  support cooperation between internet researchers in Europe and to strengthen European internet research on an international level. The Hub serves as a regional chapter of the NoC, as foreseen in the NoC Roadmap 2017/18.

Independent and interdisciplinary research on the opportunities and challenges of digital technology and innovation stands at the core of the Hub’s work. Potential endeavors embrace the creation of a common European research agenda, regional workshops and conferences, as well as the development of guidelines and ethical standards for internet research.

JOBS & CALLS

Research group for Law, Science and Technology at TU Munich

PhD candidate in the field of legal tech, digitization and new technologies

Research assistant and PhD candidate (m/f/d) in the field of legal tech, digitization and new technologies (TVL – E13 50-65%).

Are you passionate about digitization and its effects on society and law? Do you care about how emergent technologies like artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technologies or platforms shape future societies? Would you like to acquire a PhD in law and gain experience as a research assistant in the field of digital technology design? Then you should consider joining us.

The Professorship of Law, Science and Technology is dedicated to questions of law, digitization and society from an inter-disciplinary legal perspective. Our research group explores possibilities for technology design that conforms to and implements the constitution. It is situated at TUM School of Social Science and Technology and the Department for Science, Technology and Society. The School of Social Science and Technology is dedicated to understanding the multifaceted interactions of science, technology and society and to help shape them in a reflective manner. 

PROFILE

  • Successful completion of a degree in law on the master’s level or a level comparable to the German state exam
  • A profound interest in new technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, distributed ledger technologies, various digital platforms) and their societal impacts
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Additional language skills and IT knowledge are beneficial
  • Networked thinking and acting, soft skills (organization, team skills)
  • High motivation and enthusiasm for research in the field of law and technology

 

TASKS

  • Provide support for research projects, practical projects and teaching activities of the research group
  • Assumption of own teaching activities, in particular in the elite master RESET
  • Organizational tasks (e.g. organization of conferences and workshops)
  • The opportunity to write a dissertation project at the research group is given

 

WE OFFER

You could participate in exciting legal research projects in a unique interdisciplinary environment that opens up new, innovative perspectives on the law. Thus, there is the possibility of specialization in the field of law and digitization, especially from a public law perspective. You can expect to work in a committed team on the inner-city campus of the TU Munich. Your doctoral project will be carried out according to the doctoral regulations in the field of law; at the end you will be awarded the degree of Dr. jur.

You will be hired as a researcher. You will have the opportunity to take part in the projects of the research group and be paid according to the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L) in the classification TV-L13 (between 50-65%). The salary includes all mandatory social insurance contributions for healthcare, unemployment, and retirement benefits. If necessary, there is the possibility of an increase through project work. The position is initially limited to one and a half years with the possibility of extension once the aptitude for scientific work with the aim of a doctoral degree is clarified.

APPLICATION

We look forward to receiving your application documents (CV, letter of motivation, and copies of relevant certificates), including your earliest possible starting date. Please send them by e-mail with the subject “Application WissMA Law” in a pdf file to: professur.djeffal@tum.de. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at professur.djeffal@tum.de.

The TU Munich aims to increase the proportion of women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the case of essentially equal suitability. 

MUNICH UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

TUM School of Social Science and Technology
Prof. Dr. Christian Djeffal
Augustenstraße 46, 80333 Munich
Phone +49 89 289 29235

https://www.mcts.tum.de/law-science-tech/overview/

www.tum.de

 

Post Doc in the field of law, digitization and new technologies

Post Doc (m/f/d) in the field of law, digitization and new technologies (TVL – E13 100%).

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Are you an early career scholar who wants to develop a research profile in the field of law and technology? Would you like to have the opportunity to assume increasingly more responsibility in research and teaching? Are you passionate about the way technologies shape society and the way governance mechanisms, like the law, can shape the design of emergent technologies? Then you should consider joining us.

The Professorship of Law, Science and Technology is dedicated to questions of law, digitization and society from an interdisciplinary legal perspective. This research group explores possibilities for technology design that conforms to and implements the constitution. It is situated at TUM School of Social Science and Technology and the Department for Science, Technology and Society. The School of Social Science and Technology is dedicated to understanding the multifaceted interactions of science, technology and society and to help shape them in a reflective manner.

PROFILE

  • Promising scholars who successfully completed doctoral project in the field of law, preferably in a subject area related to the research group or is about to complete it
  • An active interest in reflecting on issues of digitization and new technologies (artificial intelligence, internet of things, distributed ledger technologies, various digital platforms) from a public law perspective
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Additional language skills and IT knowledge are beneficial
  • Networked thinking and acting, soft skills (organization, team skills)
  • High motivation and enthusiasm for research in the field of law and technology; ability to conduct research projects in whole or in part independently

 

TASKS

  • Active participation of research projects, practical projects and teaching activities
  • Assumption of own teaching activities, in particular in the elite master RESET
  • Organizational tasks (e.g., organization of conferences and workshops)
  • Opportunity to further your own scholarly profile through publications and teaching

 

WE OFFER

You can expect to participate in legal research projects in a unique interdisciplinary environment that opens up new, innovative perspectives on the law. You will have the opportunity to specialize in the field of law and digitization, especially from a public law perspective, as well as to deepen your own research focus in this promising field of law. You can expect to work in a committed team on the inner-city campus of the TU Munich. You will be hired as soon as possible and will be paid according to the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (TV-L) in the classification TV-L13 (100%). The salary is around 4300 € and 5000 € and includes all mandatory social insurance contributions for healthcare, unemployment, and retirement benefits.

APPLICATION

We look forward to receiving your application documents (CV, letter of motivation, copies of relevant certificates, list of publications, text sample of up to two publications), including your earliest possible starting date. Please send them by e-mail with the subject “Application PostDoc Law” in a pdf file to: professur.djeffal@tum.de. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at professur.djeffal@tum.de.

The TU Munich aims to increase the proportion of women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the case of essentially equal suitability. 

MUNICH UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

TUM School of Social Science and Technology
Prof. Dr. Christian Djeffal
Augustenstraße 46, 80333 Munich
Phone +49 89 289 29235

https://www.mcts.tum.de/law-science-tech/overview/

www.tum.de

 

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is looking for four Student Assistants in the areas of:

  • Veranstaltungen und Wissenstransfer: https://www.hiig.de/studentische-mitarbeiterin-veranstaltungen-wissenstransfer/
  • Research Project „KI in der Pflege“ (mit juristischem Hintergrund): https://www.hiig.de/studentische-mitarbeiterin-m-w-d-fuer-ki-in-der-pflege-mit-juristischem-hintergrund/
  • Research Project “Open!NEXT – Offene und gemeinschaftsbasierte Innovationsprozessen: https://www.hiig.de/studentische-mitarbeiterinnen-opennext/
  • Projektmanagement und Forschung: https://www.hiig.de/studentische-mitarbeiterinnen-veranstaltungen-wissenstransfer-forschung/

 

Deadline: 8 December 2021
Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) will be opening its (virtual) doors to new fellows in 2022! The fellowship is internationally focused and offers a unique opportunity for innovative thinkers who wish to engage in the exchange of research experiences and to set up new initiatives. Depending on your individual situation and the COVID-19 situation, the fellowship can be realised virtually, partly or even fully in person. Our fellows are part of an international team of researchers and participate in the institute’s various active projects. We encourage early and advanced researchers to apply.

Deadline: 24 November 2021
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Desk Swap program

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The Desk Swap program is an offer for networking between the institutions of the European Hub of the Network of Centers. Researchers get the chance to visit other institutions, to receive feedback on their research and to develop joint research projects.

I'm interested

Please state your home institution, the institution you would like to visit, why you would like to participate in the programme and what your current research is on.

FAQ

What is the idea of the EU-Hub desk swap programme? Who can take part in the desk swap programme? How do I apply for the desk swap programme? How long can I stay in a partner institution? Who covers the expenses ? Does the partner organisation provide accommodation? Find answers to all of your questions in our FAQ document.

Contact

Current lead of the European Hub: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) Interested in the work of the European Hub of the NoC? Interested in publishing your event? Please contact Nadine Birner at noc@hiig.de.

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Tel. +49 30 200 760 82

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