U Penn: Global Communication Postdoc 2022 (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral fellowship, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) produces and promotes scholarly research on global communication and public life. As an institute for advanced study dedicated to global media studies, they revisit enduring questions and engage pressing matters in geopolitics and communication. Our vision of “inclusive globalization” recognizes plurality and inequality in global media, politics, and culture. Their translocal approach fuses multidisciplinary “area studies” knowledge with theory and methodology in the humanities and social sciences. This synthesis of deep expertise and interdisciplinary inquiry stimulates critical conversations about entrenched and emerging communicative structures, practices, flows, and struggles. They explore new ways of understanding and explaining the world, including public scholarship, algorithmic culture, the arts, multi-modal scholarship, and digital archives. With a core commitment to the development of early career scholars worldwide, CARGC hosts postdoctoral, doctoral, undergraduate, and faculty fellows who collaborate in research groups, author CARGC Press publications, and organize talks, lectures, symposia, conferences, and summer institutes.

U libre de Bruxelles: Postdoc in Intercultural Encounters (Belgium)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Researcher on the project REsilience and SOlidarity in intercultural encounters between displaced migrants and host society members: An ego-centered NETwork approach”, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: 9 January 2022.

The Center for Social and Cultural Psychology of ULB is seeking to hire a 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate to conduct research within the RESONET project, starting on March 1st, 2022. The RESONET project is a collaborative research project funded by the European network WEAVE « Research Funding Without Borders » (FNS, FNRS, FWO). It is led by: Prof. Karen Phalet (KU Leuven) and Dr. Emanunele Politi (KU Leuven), Prof. Eva G.T. Green (Université de Lausanne), as well as Prof. Laurent Licata and Prof. Antoine Roblain (Université Libre de Bruxelles). The postdoc researcher is expected to contribute to the RESONET Project under the supervision of Laurent Licata and Antoine Roblain. She/he will have no teaching obligations. He/she will be expected to contribute to collective work on the project, and to present and publish individual or collective research outputs.

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity: Postdocs for 2022 (Germany)

PostdocsResearch fellows at the postdoctoral level, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Deadline: 5 December 2021.

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (Department for SocioCultural Diversity) is seeking to appoint Research fellows (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*innen) at the postdoctoral level. The starting date should be 1 June 2022. Contracts will be full-time for 3 years.

Successful applicants will pursue own research interests and cooperate with team members on projects relating to:

  • ambivalences of diversity assent
  • contested categories of difference
  • recognition and equality of disadvantaged populations (following on from Institute projects on urban diversity policies and political organizations

In line with the departmental focus, projects should relate to European or African contexts.

There is a separate call for a postdoc for the Max Planck Research Group Ageing in a Time of Mobility, with a start date of Spring 2022. This is a global and interdisciplinary project that investigates the interconnections between two key phenomena in the twenty-first century: ageing populations and global migration, and the new social transformations that they jointly shape. The group explores how older persons are embedded in global and translocal networks and communities and how inequalities, restrictive border regimes, and processes of displacement shape experiences of ageing and intergenerational relationships. The group focusses on the migration and mobility experiences of older populations in regions of the world that are rapidly ageing, but which have been less visible in research agendas – Asia, Africa and Latin America.

York U: MITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Canada)

PostdocsMITACS Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Regent Park Film Festival, Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 5 November 2021.

Archive/Counter-Archive and The Regent Park Film Festival are pleased to announce a competition for a 1-year MITACs Accelerate Post-Doctoral Fellowship position hosted by York University and The Regent Park Film Festival. In this opportunity the candidate will coordinate the Regent Park Film Festival’s Regent Park Made Visible Project as well as engage in visual research on the history of the Regent Park neighborhood and its communities. Regent Park has undergone a revitalization process, changing rapidly from a low-income to a mixed-income neighborhood accompanied by changes to community demographics and urban geographies. The successful candidate will coordinate a digital media arts project where artists will engage with visual source material (archival footage of Regent Park as well as narrative forms set in Regent Park) to respond and create original works (short films) for digital and in-person presentation at the 20th anniversary of the Regent Park Film Festival in 2022. The candidate’s own proposed project will engage in visual research both within and outside of institutional archives and will explore themes that are pertinent to Regent Park today: gentrification, immigration and belonging, community building, racial justice, housing and income security.

Linköping U: Postdoc in Gender Studies (Sweden)

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Postdoc in Gender Studies, Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Deadline: 9 September 2021.

The Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA) invites applications for a Postdoc in Gender Studies. The successful candidate is expected to carry out research, while the position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time. The present position involves research in the fields of gender studies, science and technology studies, and migration studies. The position is part of the project: Calculating migration: A multi-sited ethnography of algorithmic governance and redistribution keys which is a collaboration between TEMA, Gender Studies (LiU), REMESO (LiU) and the European New School of Digital Studies (Viadrina U). Using ethnographic methods, the project examines the production, implementation, and consequences of algorithms in relation to migration management. The Department is seeking a candidate who can expand the scope of the project on one or more of these fields.

Durham U Postdoc: Muslim-Jewish Encounters (UK)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Social Anthropology: Muslim-Jewish encounters, Durham University, Durham, UK. June 14, 2021.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Social Anthropology with a particular emphasis on urban ethnography and inter-community encounters in the context of Muslim and Jewish populations. The post is part of the project ‘Muslim-Jewish encounter, diversity and distance in urban Europe (ENCOUNTERS)’, jointly funded by the ESRC, ANR and DFG. ENCOUNTERS is led by Dr Ben Gidley (Birkbeck) and brings together a multidisciplinary team of academics to explore intercultural, interethnic and interreligious interactions in European urban contexts, as exemplified in Muslim-Jewish relations, in and across two cities in each of France (Paris and Strasbourg), Germany (Berlin and Frankfurt) and the UK (London and Manchester). The Durham University part of the project is funded by the ESRC and is led by Prof Yulia Egorova, the Co-Investigator on the UK-based part of ENCOUNTERS.

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver ethnographic fieldwork in Manchester, to contribute to data analysis, to the production of outputs, and organisation of team meetings as required by the project.

MIT: Postdoc in Linguistic Anthropology (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology Program, to teach the twelve-unit course “Language, Culture, and Communication” each year. In addition, will devote three to five hours each week to the Language and Technology Lab, coordinating a recurring workshop, updating the website, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research partners.

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology or a closely related field by the time of appointment. The area of geographic expertise is open, though we encourage scholars whose work engages with global languages and cultures.
PREFERRED: research interest in the relationship between language and technology, broadly conceived; experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, including computational methods; and experience with collaborative research and a desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a leadership capacity.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility for renewal, beginning September 9, 2021.

Minnesota State U: Postdoc (USA)

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Communication Studies, Teacher-Scholar Post-Doctoral Fellow, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN. Deadline: April 13 2021.

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Department of Communication Studies seeks a one-year Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The appointment will begin August 16, 2021 and end May 9, 2022. The department is seeking a specialist in Communication Studies to teach Health Communication and/or Intercultural Communication and other courses in the department. Courses in the department are taught on-campus, hyflex, and online. A formal mentoring process will be provided as part of the Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active record of scholarship, continue professional preparation, contribute to student growth and development, and provide service to the university and department.

Dublin City U: Postdoc in Intercultural and Citizenship Education (Ireland)

PostdocsPost-doctoral Researcher in Intercultural and Citizenship Education, DCU Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. Deadline: 26 March 2021.

The Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education (CHRCE) champions educational policy and practice promoting human rights, children’s rights, inclusion, global justice and environmental sustainability. The post-doctoral researcher will work on a funded project, INOVATE, concerned with representing and incorporating authentic minority ethnic young people’s voices within teacher education programmes at both pre-service and in-service levels. The successful individual will report directly to the project’s Principal Investigator and the Centre for Human Rights & Citizenship Education executive committee. The individual will coordinate the work of the project under the support and direction of the Principal Investigator and play a key role in achieving the project objectives and goals.

The individual will support the INOVATE project in order to contribute to the equal representation of young migrants within the education sector and an authentic and respectful public portrayal of individuals’ personal stories. Moreover, this authentic representation of ethnic minority voices and integration into teacher education programmes will enhance young migrants’ democratic and meaningful participation within the education sector and within wider society. The project will be delivered face to face and online and includes partnership between DCU and civil society groups who will work collectively to deliver the programme.

As part of this role the Researcher will be required to participate in the DCU Research Career Framework. This framework is designed to provide significant professional development opportunities to Researchers and offer the best opportunities in terms of a wider career path.

UNC Ashville: University Fellow for Faculty Diversity in Sociology (USA)

PostdocsUniversity Fellow for Faculty Diversity in Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Ashville, Ashville, NC. Deadline: Open until filled, but review begins March 1, 2021.

To support the development of a more diverse professoriate, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UNC Asheville invites applications for the new University Fellowship for Faculty Diversity (University Fellows) Program. The program invites pre-doctoral and post-doctoral candidates looking specifically to take on an academic position at a liberal arts institution which takes equal pride in the excellence of its faculty’s teaching and the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and creative production.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or be a Ph.D. candidate nearing the completion of their degree (ABD). The University Fellow will teach Introduction to Sociology, along with other courses in the fellow’s area of expertise. While the fellow’s area of specialization is open, we are looking for a critical teacher-scholar whose teaching and research complement and enhance the department’s social justice focus. The successful candidate will have a lightened teaching load, extensive mentorship, and support for the development of their pedagogy and scholarship. The term of appointment is 2 (post doc) to 3 (pre doc) years. Following this term, the University Fellow may be offered a tenure-track position in the Department. Additional information about the University Fellowship program may be found at this link: https://academicaffairs.unca.edu/faculty-openings/university-fellowship-for-faculty-diversity/.

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