U Oulu PHD Studentships (Finland): CA/Interaction

FellowshipsThree 4-year and salaried doctoral student positions in conversation analysis / interaction analysis open at the University of Oulu in the COACT (Complexity in (inter)action) research community. Deadline: May 31, 2018.

1. Doctoral student, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: The use of mobile devices in face-to-face interaction).

2. Doctoral student, English philology, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: Interaction in international crisis management).

3. Doctoral student, English philology, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking).

Research Fellow: Chinese International Relations Discourses (Germany)

FellowshipsResearch Fellow on Chinese International Relations DiscoursesGIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies – Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Hamburg, Germany. Deadline: May 15, 2018.

Applications are invited for a part-time position (65%), with a contract of 3 years, starting 1 December 2018. The position is designed for further professional qualification as defined in § 2 WissZeitVG (Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act). The salary is commensurate with TV-AVH / TVöD EG 13.

The Research Fellow will be part of the research project “Legitimate Multipolarity” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and coordinated by Dr. Johannes Plagemann. Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar and Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig complete the team. The project analyses the empirical legitimacy of international institutions in the context of multipolarity and critically examines potential solutions to legitimacy problems put forward in Chinese and Indian international relations discourses. The GIGA strongly encourages concurrent work on a doctoral degree in line with the candidate’s work in the project, which would potentially be supervised by Prof. Holbig and Prof. Narlikar. The Research Fellow would become a member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme.

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, growth and development, peace and security, and power and ideas.

Loughborough U PHD Studentships (UK)

FellowshipsImproving the Health of Our Online Civic Culture: A New Centre for Doctoral Training at Loughborough University. Deadline: April 27, 2018.

Established in 2018 with a £300,000 award from Loughborough University’s Adventure Research Programme, the Online Civic Culture Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) applies cutting-edge concepts and methods from social science and information science to understand the role of social media in shaping our civic culture. Led by Professor Andrew Chadwick, it features a team of ten academic supervisors drawn from the disciplines of communication, information science, social psychology, and sociology. The CDT enables interdisciplinary teams of researchers and PhD students to work together on issues of misinformation, disinformation, and the rise of hate speech and incivility online. It develops evidence-based knowledge to mitigate the democratically-dysfunctional aspects of social media. At the same time, it identifies and promotes the positive civic engagement benefits of social media.

Across the world, we face fundamental questions about how the routine use of social media is reshaping the civic cultures of democracies. Central to the debate is whether the features of social media that enable citizens to express themselves, exchange opinions, coordinate with others, and rapidly circulate and recirculate messages also encourage the diffusion of false information, incivility, and hatred.

One of the 3 studentships seems particularly relevant to CID followers: 

The Cultivation of Hatred Online

Primary supervisor: Professor Andrew Chadwick.
Secondary supervisors: Professor Tom JacksonDr Karen LumsdenDr Cristian Tileagă.

This PhD will explore online discourse promoting misogynistic and/or racist hate speech. The research will address, for example, the rise of the so-called “alt-right” online and assess whether social media discourse cultivates deep emotional involvement from individuals and groups who promote such ideas. It will also consider the power and significance of oppositional responses, such as, for example, the #MeToo movement, Hope Not Hate, and Black Lives Matter. The project will explore the potential of methods and tools that use artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques that may be used to combat racism and/or misogyny.

U Lugano Studentship: Migration, Diversity & Intercultural Communication (Switzerland)

FellowshipsUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland. Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant. Deadline: June 30, 2018; open until filled.

Applications invited for a fully funded, full time, 3-year doctoral position in migration, diversity and intercultural communication. The applicant will work on a project fully funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The candidate will join the research team of Prof. Jolanta Drzewiecka at the Institute for Public Communication.

The project advances a novel approach to migrant belonging by exploring how identity capital and emotions mediate Eritrean settled refugee’ identities and belonging in Switzerland. We will extend the understanding of belonging as a discursively, materially and emotionally habituated practice. The project connects multidimensional notions of capital and affect to migrant belonging within a material-affective-discursive approach. It adopts a transnational perspective on Eritreans settled in Switzerland to elucidate how regional, ethnic, migration generation, gender and class distinctions shape belonging. It employs ethnographic methodology.

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Paris Institute for Advanced Study

FellowshipsThe Paris Institute for Advanced Study is launching two calls for applications for research fellowships in 2019-2020 open to researchers of all nationalities:

– one call for 5 or 10-month fellowships in the “Blue Sky Research” program, open to all disciplines and themes in the humanities and social sciences.
– one call for 5 or 10-month fellowships in the “Brain, Culture and Society” program. This call is for researchers willing to conduct a project at the interface between neuroscience, cognitive science and the humanities and social sciences.
 
The deadline for submission for both calls is April 3rd, 2018.

Ariane de Rothschild Fellowships 2018

FellowshipsSince its inception in 2009, the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship has been passionately committed to diversity, the promotion of cross-cultural and religious understanding, and the respect for human dignity. In a world where divisive forces polarize people and communities, these values are ever more urgent and vital. Deadline: March 4, 2018.

There is already a large amount of interfaith initiatives but little focus addresses interreligious and cross-cultural relations from a social innovation and business-driven perspective. AdRF strongly believes that entrepreneurs and social innovators can make a huge impact on their environment and in bridging to other communities.

The Fellowship focuses on entrepreneurs from North America and Europe, especially from Jewish and Muslim communities, who demonstrate a proven commitment towards inclusion while at the same time strengthening the sustainability of their organization.

In particular, the Fellowship is looking for applicants:

  • who demonstrate convincingly their potential for both economic self-sufficiency and social impact;
  • with at least a tested proof of concept or (even better) a solid track-record in developing a socially impactful business in wide-ranging sectors ( housing, food, education, art, health, environment, technology…) ;
  • and a commitment to empower under-served communities, reduce isolation and build collaboration with society at large.

The AdR Fellow is a visionary leader who challenges retrenchment and fear of the Other. She/he endeavors to make a real impact through developing innovative solutions and promoting inclusive collaboration.

Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship (UK)

FellowshipsThe Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship. Deadline: February 16, 2018.

The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2019:
Lent term: 15 January–15 March 2019
Easter term: 23 April–14 June 2019

The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research or public education in an area relevant to the Institute’s work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal.

There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and one round-trip journey to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries.

The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work and will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute’s teaching or practice-based activities.

CMM Institute Fellows (USA)

FellowshipsThe CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution is advertising several opportunities that may be of interest to followers of CID this year, not just their CMM Fellows Program.

Opportunity #1:
U.S. East Coast CMM Learning Exchange

In collaboration with the MBA program at Assumption College in Worchester, Massachusetts, our first Learning Exchange will occur on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, 2018.  The theme is CMM in the World:  Cases for Social Change.  The cost is $50 and includes a light dinner and a continental breakfast.   We are soliciting case studies and envision our time together as a collaborative inquiry to strengthen our individual and collective practices around social responsibility.  For more information, contact ra.frkalATassumption.edu

Opportunity #2:
2018 Fellows Program:  Call for Proposals

In partnership with Columbia University, we are seeking innovative proposals that “take a communication perspective” and draw on CMM in ways that address patterns of inequality and that foster inclusion.  Applications are due by March 15 and notification of acceptance will take place in mid-April.  Our 2018 Fellows will present their work at the 2018 Learning Exchange in Oracle, Arizona in late October.  Fellows recipients will also receive a $500 honorarium and money toward their travel expenses to the Learning Exchange in Arizona.  For more information and for the application, contact bartonbuechnerATgmail.com 

Opportunity #3:
U.S. West Coast CMM Learning Exchange

Save the Date:  Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28.
The CMM Institute will travel back to the beautiful Sonoran desert where we have had past Learning Exchanges to explore the theme of “Building Community.”   We will provide more information in the weeks and months to come but, for now, save the date.

PhD Studentships Coventry U 2018 (UK)

FellowshipsPhD Studentships available at Coventry University – Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, for Fall 2018. Deadline: 16 February 2018.

Eligibility: All UK/EU/International students are eligible to apply that meet the academic requirements.

As part of a continuing programme of expansion of research activity in these areas, Coventry University is offering full-time PhD studentships to well-qualified individuals, to start in September 2018.

Award Details: Bursary plus tuition fees
Duration: Full Time – 3 years to 3 years 6 months Fixed Term

Informal enquiries are essential before application; contact Samima Hussain to discuss this opportunity.

Proposals welcomed for PhD research projects in distinct and cross disciplinary areas related to current research themes:

  • Communities, Representation and Inclusion
  • Faith and Peaceful Relations
  • Global Development
  • Migration, Displacement and Belonging
  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
  • Protective Security and Resilience
  • Transnational and Maritime Security
  • Trust and Workplace Relations
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Urban Resilience

U Tampere Doctoral Fellowships: EuroAgeism (Finland)

FellowshipsTWO DOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITIONS IN THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE, FINLAND

The University of Tampere is an internationally renowned research-led university and one of the few in the world to specialize in the social sciences (more information on Finland and Tampere).

The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland, invites applications for two Early Stage Researchers (Doctoral Researcher) positions for three years (36 months) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Innovative Training Network EuroAgeism research programme. The planned commencement date for the positions is in June – October 2018.

Programme overview

The EuroAgeism research programme, funded under Horizon 2020, MSCA-Innovative training network, consists of a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectorial, science-policy international network of researchers, policy makers and social and health care professionals. The goal of the network is to train professionals who can function effectively and comfortably at any of the intersections between science and policy.

EuroAgeism is a consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and an NGO that are located in Israel, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden. Across participating universities a total of 15 Early Stage Researcher positions are being advertised.

Doctoral Researchers will benefit not only from leadership by expert research supervisors, but also from secondments in academia, policy and health organizations, training and transferable-skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences over the course of the program.