Specialist in Science Communication and Marketing (f/m/d)

(full-time or ≥ 70% part-time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference Number 2021/049. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and limited until December 31, 2025. In principle, this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The University of Konstanz is one of the eleven Excellence Universities in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB) was launched in January 2019 by the Excellence Initiative. Being an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence, the CASCB examines the complex behaviour of animal collectives as well as human group behaviour. To strengthen our science-supporting management team, we are looking for a specialist in science communication and science marketing as early as possible or upon agreement.

You are an enthusiastic and innovative personality and enjoy preparing scientific topics for internal and external communication creatively and target group-specific. With your natural communicative flair, you contribute significantly to connecting our research community with its members and partners, and you have a knack for forging and cultivating new inter- and intra-institutional relationships. You love to work in an environment centred around excellent science and have a good sense for communication and marketing activities to benefit our dynamic and interdisciplinary research community. As part of a trusted core team, you will advise the managing committees of the Cluster of Excellence and prepare concepts and decision-making bases. You appreciate an independent workstyle, collegial cooperation and the creative potential at a young and innovative research university.

Your tasks

  • Maintaining and further developing the CASCB brand of the Cluster of Excellence
  • Conceptional lead and representation of the cluster´s science marketing strategy
  • Conception and planning of internal and external communication at the interface to the communication strategy of the university and the excellence strategy
  • Cross-media preparation and tuning of content for online formats, internal and external communication, etc.
  • Management of communication via social media channels

Your profile

  • University degree (Master or equivalent), preferably in natural sciences, communication, social sciences or psychology
  • Relevant experience in science journalism and online marketing, esp. on social media
  • Several years of experience in text writing for different communication formats and channels
  • Independent working style and talent for networking
  • Excellent German and English skills in speaking and writing
  • Outstanding social skills and ability for teamwork

We offer you

  • A fascinating and challenging job with a diverse portfolio of tasks
  • High flexibility and independence in how you organize yourself
  • A family-friendly university and working environment that highly values diversity and equal opportunity
  • Integration into a motivated and appreciative core team within a dynamic and diverse research cluster
  • Opportunities for individual further training and development
  • Payment according to the tariff provisions of the TV-L (up to pay group E13)

Could this be you? Then we look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents by April 25th 2021 via the University of Konstanz Online Application Portal.

If you have any questions, please direct them per Email to: Dr. Alexandra Wild, Head of Science Affairs CASCB, E-mail: alexandra.wild@uni-konstanz.de.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. To find out how we support working couples through our dual career programme, please visit: https://www.uni-konstanz.de/en/equalopportunities/family/dual-career/.Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).



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