Open position: Lead "Digital Skills PhD Curriculum"

The Digital Society Initiative aims to position the University of Zurich nationally and internationally as a competence center for critical reflection on all aspects of digital society. In accordance with the objectives agreed with the university management, the DSI is to develop a concept for a cross-faculty "Digital Skills PhD Curriculum". For this purpose, a person is now being sought to lead the "Digital Skills PhD Curriculum".

The aim of the project is the creation and implementation of an interdisciplinary PhD curriculum (Digital Skills PhD Currciculum, DSPC). It comprises training and further education programmes (curricula) for the integration of digital skills into the doctoral level with a focus on teaching "digital skill sets" (concepts, devices, tools, and usage), on cross-disciplinary "digital technologies", and on enabling a critical examination of ethical, legal and social aspects of digital change ("critical digital citizenship"). The DSPC is an interdepartmental doctoral curriculum that provides all approximately 5300 UZH doctoral students from all disciplines with comprehensive training with a focus on digital competence and is in line with university and faculty admission and doctoral regulations.

Further information can be found in the job advertisement (PDF, 276 KB).

Sarah Lechmann