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/.

UPenn: Global Communication Postdoc (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral fellowship, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

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, we 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. Our 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. We 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.

SUSTech: Junior Fellowships (China)

Postdocs10 Postdoctoral Fellowships, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. Deadline: February 15, 2021.

The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) invites applications for Junior Fellowships in the social sciences and humanities. These postdoctoral fellowships aim at fostering the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by providing a competitive package and membership in an interdisciplinary scholarly community.

The Society will select a cohort of up to ten Junior Fellows for the class of 2021. Those selected will be offered a two-year postdoctoral appointment beginning in September 2021. Fellowships are awarded to recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities and social sciences who have demonstrated intellectual excellence and the potential for outstanding academic achievement.

Junior Fellows are expected to devote their time to productive scholarship, focusing on publishing their dissertation research, undertaking new research in accordance with their proposed project, and engaging in other original work that will further their academic careers. The Society aims to foster teaching excellence in the humanities and social sciences, and the fellowships carry with them a teaching responsibility of four 2-credit courses over the two-year period, one course per term.

Junior Fellows are required to be in residence during the fall and spring academic terms, and to attend all of the Society’s activities. They are also encouraged to regularly participate in events (such as seminars, workshops, and lectures) organized by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and other departments and programs at the University. Junior Fellows are appointed for two years, and no extensions are granted.

Sciences Po: Postdoc in Migration and Integration in Europe (France)

PostdocsPostdoctoral researcher in migration and integration in the European public space, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France. Deadline: 23 December 2020.

The Center for International Research (CERI) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a HERA (Humanities in a European Research Area) Joint Research Programme titled “Negociating Diversity in Expanded European Public Spaces” (PLURISPACE) under the supervision of Prof. Riva Kastoryano, the Project Leader. He or she will be in charge of overlooking CERI’s contribution to the international project’s team. The project started on May 31st, 2019 and the CERI is the lead institution. Partners are the University of Bristol, the University of Oslo, and the University Pompeu Fabra. The PLURISPACE team has delivered already a report on the advancement of the project, a working paper, and started content analysis of official documents on national and local levels.

PHD in Political Science or Sociology expected, as well as fluency in both English and French. The position requires previous scientific production and experience of working on projects devoted to the study of migration, integration, citizenship, identities, recognition in France and Europe, a knowledge of French and European institutions as well as policies with regard to immigration, integration and citizenship.

 

Stellenbosch U: Postdoc in Linguistics & Identity (South Africa)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowship in General Linguistics for the project Politics of the Belly: Language, Food, and Memory in the (Re)Construction of South African Identity, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2021-23. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

The grantholder of the above project, Dr. Marcelyn Oostendorp, invites applications from suitably qualified doctorate graduates for a postdoctoral fellowship valued at R220 000 per annum. The postdoctoral fellowship is based at Stellenbosch University and is available for two (2) years. The fellowship is only available to one individual who has obtained their doctorate degree within the past five (5) years, who has not attained their doctoral degree at Stellenbosch University, and whose degree was in the area of (applied) linguistics, literature, communication/rhetoric, or another language-related discipline.

This project will investigate the construction of identity and memory in discourses on food, and will employ multimodal discourse analysis as the main theoretical framework and analytical tool. The aim of the project is to shed light on how semiotic resources are used to (re)construct memory, identity, and place in our discursive engagements with food.

Applicants must: a) be available to start the fellowship on 1 April 2021; b) be willing to work full time; c) be competent and experienced in discourse/multimodal analysis and/or in experimental methods (such as eye-tracking); d) hold a PhD and must have graduated within the past five (5) years; e) be able to work in a team environment; f) have experience in writing academic articles; and g) be able to articulately communicate academic findings to disseminate results.