USC post-docs

The USC Annenberg School Post-Doctoral fellowships in Digital Diversity

USC’s School of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars. The Annenberg School Post-Doctoral fellowships in Digital Diversity will support new scholars interested in faculty and research careers who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. In particular we are interested in work at the intersection of diversity and digital informatics.

As communications media serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, understanding of the ways in which differences in gender, class, ethnicity, national origin and other ‘fault lines” can divide us and present barriers to communication becomes even more critical. We seek candidates who are interested in a broad array of topics in the area, including barriers to adoption of digital technologies by underrepresented groups; media diversity and public policy; representation of women and minorities in the media; social networking and political empowerment; assistive and adaptive technologies for persons with disabilities; and diverse voices in user-generated content.  Candidates should have competencies in robust quantitative and qualitative techniques for mining and analysis of large data sets from media sources across multiple platforms.

Our program will offer two postdoctoral research fellowships for up to two years each (2014-2016), which will include professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in the fields of digital diversity whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity.  Fellowship recipients perform research in a wide range of methodologies within the discipline of communication, with a focus on diversity within digital media.

Candidates who earned their Ph.D. after July 1, 2012 or will have their degree in hand by July 1, 2014 are eligible to apply.  The Ph.D. degree must come from an institution other than USC.   Candidates will come from diverse fields, but should also have an interest in, or a potential for, a wider contribution to the interdisciplinary field of informatics and digital knowledge.

Digital Diversity Postdoctoral Scholars will receive $50,000 per year, plus health insurance, with the possibility of receiving up to $10,000 in research and conference travel support. Postdoctoral Scholars will be expected to teach one course each year.

Applications:

Applicants are asked to submit their credentials including a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise, their curriculum vita or resume, three references and samples of their recent scholarly or professional work through USC’s job site.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; review of applications will begin March 1st. We hope to announce the selection of postdoctoral scholars between March 15 and April 1, 2014.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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