“Locating Media” Four Doctoral Posts in cultural/ social/ media studies/ research in Siegen, Germany

University of Siegen/ German Research Foundation (DFG) Graduate School

GRK 1769 “Locating Media”

Application Deadline

April 15, 2018

Program Commencement

October 1, 2018

Duration of the Program

Three Years

Program Details

The German Research Foundation (DFG) Graduate School, GRK 1769 “Locating Media” at the University of Siegen Germany is offering four doctoral posts in cultural and social studies (media research) for the period of three years.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) Graduate School provides an international environment for inventive and interdisciplinary media research by offering an intensive training programme, joint events with collaboration partners, training in relevant ethnographic, digital and mobile methods and the possibility of field research and research abroad. The research program will be realised in close collaboration with international partners and supporters, such as the Digital Ethnography Research Centre in Melbourne (RMIT), the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam), the Centre for Interdisci­plinary Methodologies (Warwick University), Centre for Science Studies and Mobilities Lab at Lancaster University and other collaborators.

The Graduate School, set up in 2012, is focused on researching historical and current media practices ‘in motion’ and ‘in situ’. It aims to facilitate a methodological re-orientation of interdisciplinary media research by engaging with locational and situational analyses and the development of new methods for the analysis and design of mobile digital media. During the first phase of its work, the school was dedicated to empirically and conceptually account for the “renaissance of location” of media and its converging technical, conceptual, design-oriented and everyday dimensions. The current phase will expand existing expertise in ethnographic methodologies to research the dispersed spatiality and distributed situations of mobile media and data practices, offering a relevant contribution to the development of inventive methodologies in fields of media studies and sociology.

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Descriptions & Requirements

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The applicants should have a relevant postgraduate degree (Magister, Master, or equivalent diploma) in one of the following areas of study: media studies, ethnology, anthropology, geography, history, information science, science of art, cultural studies, literary studies, linguistics, political science, sociology or Science and Technology Studies.

Candidates with outstanding scholarly achievements, research project in one of the areas of study listed above (5- to max. 10-page project prospectus including timetable), interest in media research methods as well as an affinity for interdisciplinary research and willingness to participate in the international event programme of the Graduate School are encouraged to apply.

The candidates are expected to develop independent conceptual design and implementation of a research project in one of the subject areas of Locating Media; participate in the Graduate School events including workshops, international conferences, intensive workshops and summer schools; and present interim findings of individual research projects during internal events (Research Colloquium, Lecture Series) and conferences.


Application Process


Find more details about the School and the Ph.D. program here. For further information, please contact Dr. Pablo Abend.

If you are suited for the post, send application documents (CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, letter of recommendation from a professor concerning the research project, max. 10-page project prospectus, including task schedule) in duplicate by 15 April 2018 with reference number 2018/I/Locating Media/WM/20 to: Dr. Pablo Abend, Universität Siegen, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg “Locating Media”, Herrengarten 3, 57072 Siegen, Germany.

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