George Washington U postdoc

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
School of Media and Public Affairs
Research Fellowship, Political Communication

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Political Communication at the School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University, September 2012-August 2013.

GW is seeking a scholar to spend one year working closely with Robert Entman, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs (and in 2012-2013 with Kimberly Gross, Associate Professor).  For 2012-13 the focus will be on public opinion effects of framing in traditional news media, hybrid formats and online media with particular reference to healthcare policy.  

The person appointed will devote three-four days per week to collaborative work with Professors Entman and Gross and the rest of the time to personal research projects.  The position carries a $50,000 salary and is designed for a recent recipient of the Ph.D.  The Research Instructor position at GW comes with faculty benefits.

To be appointed, individuals must have a Ph.D. in communication, political science or a related discipline by August 1, 2012; and an excellent record of published research in political communication or, for recent degree recipients, a record suggesting great promise.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in quantitative content analysis.  Background and training in experimental methods is highly desirable.
In order to be considered, send a C.V., writing samples, a 500-750 word proposal for personal research that might be carried out during the year at GW, and the names of three scholars who can be contacted for recommendations to:  Professor Robert Entman, School of Media and Public Affairs, Suite 400, 805 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20052.  Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2012.

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