U Oulu Postdocs: Smart Communication (Finland)

PostdocsTwo 2-year postdoctoral researcher positions in the project Smart Communication: The situated practices of mobile technology and digital literacies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland. Deadline: 25 September 2019.

The ”Smart Communication” project is interested in mundane technology use and possible changes in social skills brought about by new communication technologies. Based on video recordings and multimodal conversation analysis, it suggests an empirical and micro-analytic approach to the situated use of mobile technologies (smartphones, tablets, etc.) in everyday face-to-face encounters. The project aims at the comparison of two different stages of digital socialization, i.e., deep digital socialization (young adults), and late digital socialization (elderly adults), in order to grasp possible age-related differences in technological skills and practices, as well as to describe how people engage with new technologies, regardless of their age or culture.

The successful applicants are invited to develop a research project focusing on everyday uses of mobile devices and related social practices in various types of face-to-face encounters. In close collaboration with the team members (currently the principal investigator, Florence Oloff, and one doctoral researcher), the applicants will contribute to the systematic study of linguistic, embodied and material resources that participants mobilize when using mundane technologies in co-presence. In the spirit of a cross-generational and cross-linguistic approach, the project team is to build up a comparable data set. Therefore, the postdoctoral researchers’ projects will ideally complement the already ongoing research as regards specific age groups and/or languages (currently, the project comprises one ongoing doctoral dissertation on young adults / Russian).

Postdocs/PHD Scholarships: Migration & Democratic Diffusion (Spain)

Postdocs2 Postdoctoral positions in ERC funded project on Migration and Democratic Diffusion, to be based at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Application deadline: 24 June 2019.

Applications invited for 2 postdoctoral positions in the context of the ERC Consolidator project Migration and Democratic Diffusion: the Impact of Migration on Democratic Practices and Processes in Countries of Origin (MIGRADEMO), led by Eva Østergaard-Nielsen in the Department of Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  Start date: 15 September 2019. Will last up to 3 years.

“Studentships“Two PhD scholarships in ERC funded project on Migration and Democratic Diffusion, to be based at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Application deadline: 24 June 2019.

Applications also invited for two PhD scholarships in the context of the ERC Consolidator project Migration and Democratic Diffusion: the Impact of Migration on Democratic Practices and Processes in Countries of Origin, led by Eva Østergaard-Nielsen in the Department of Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Start date: 15 September 2019. Will last up to 3 years.

 

U Pennsylvania: Mellon Postdoc in Humanities (USA)

PostdocsAndrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Wolf Humanities Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: October 15, 2019.

The Wolf Humanities Center awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate. Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions, whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn’s intellectual life.

The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the topic will be CHOICE.

The Fellowship carries a stipend of $57,900 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.

U Madrid Postdoc: Multilingualism, Social Identities, ICC (Spain)

PostdocsMarie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship: Multilingualism, Social Identities, Intercultural Relations and Communication. Department of General Linguistics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. Deadline: 14 July 2019.

MIRCo (Multilingualism, Social Identities, Intercultural Relations and Communication) is a consolidated international and interdisciplinary research group, based at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Since 2000, MIRCo has been devoted to the study of multilingualism in its linguistic, discursive, social, political, economic and educational aspects, from a critical, interactional and ethnographic perspective. MIRCO seeks to obtain innovative answers, not only in theoretical terms but also regarding methods and applications, for example by addressing innovative strategies such as citizen science. Our goal is for MIRCO to become a space of encounter and connection between basic and applied research networks, at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). The main lines of research are: Multilingualism and multilingual practices in different social áreas; speakers’ linguistic trajectories and models of speakerhood; discourse and power; intercultural communication and intercultural relations; and linguistic landscapes and the transformation of urban spaces through communicative practices.

MIRCo are looking forward to hosting postdocs with strong interest in language and society, and/or in discourse studies. The MIRCo Researh Group will provide a space for scientific exchange in which specialists from different fields coordinate and perform “frontier research.” Interested applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a brief summary of why they would like to join the MIRCO group to the contact person before July 15th, 2019.

Postdoc Lancaster U: Social Inequalities (UK)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowship in Social Inequalities, Lancaster University, UK. Deadline: 17 May 2019.

Lancaster is searching for a postdoctoral fellow in sociology and/or media and cultural studies to assist Professor Beverley Skeggs in the development of a new research centre in the field of inequalities.

You will be able to demonstrate both outstanding research potential and experience in administration (building profile) and collaborative team working. You will be expected to pursue a high-profile research agenda, generate and support bids for external research funding and produce publications. You will also have an opportunity to supervise BA and MA dissertations, PhD theses and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate modules (supported by existing staff and balanced with the context of other workload priorities).

Nanyang Technological U Postdoc: Social Media/Gaming (Singapore)

PostdocsPost-Doctoral Researcher: Social Media and Mobile Gaming in an Intercultural Communication Context, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Applications preferred by May 17, 2019, with interviews scheduled for May 24-28, 2019 in Washington DC.

A position is currently available at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University; the contract period for this position is 24 months. The responsibility is to work on inter-disciplinary funded project on social media and mobile gaming in an intercultural communication context. The principle investigator is Dr. Arul Chib. Email him directly if you are interested.

UTS Postdoctoral Fellowships (Australia)

PostdocsChancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Deadline for expressing interest: 17 May 2019.

The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (CPDRF) Scheme develops research, teaching and learning, management and communication skills to shape the next generation of leading academics at UTS. The scheme includes the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Indigenous Research Fellowship (CPDIRF), aimed at attracting and retaining outstanding Indigenous early career researchers.

Both the CPDRF and CPDIRF offer:

  • A four-year combination research and teaching appointment
  • Academic Salary Level B, Step 2 ($102,952 base salary as of 1 November 2018) plus 17 per cent employer-provided superannuation contribution
  • Research project funding of up to A$50,000

Preparing Future Faculty Postdoc (USA)

PostdocsPreparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Deadline: March 1, 2019.

The University of Missouri is committed to the advancement of teachers, scholars, and researchers who can help achieve the benefits of a diverse educational environment. The Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is designed to promote and develop scholars in any discipline for tenure-track faculty positions at the University of Missouri or elsewhere.

George Washington U Postdocs (USA)

“JobMount Vernon Society of Fellows (Postdoctoral fellowships), George Washington University, Washington, DC. Deadline: February 1, 2019.

The George Washington University seeks to hire up to 5 postdoctoral fellows for two-year terms, commencing as early as fall of 2019. Those chosen will be a part of the new Mount Vernon Society of Fellows, located on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus in Washington, DC. Fellows will play a leading role in creating a lively intellectual and creative campus environment. Fellows will report to the Associate Provost for Special Programs and the Mount Vernon Academic Experience and will have an appointment in the appropriate academic department.

Those selected to join the Mount Vernon Society of Fellows will participate in a regular research workshop chaired by the Associate Provost for Special Programs and the Mount Vernon Academic Experience, a forum meant to support and provide structure for post-docs as they move their publications and other work forward. During their fellowship, post-docs will teach three seminars in their field over the course of the academic year: two in the fall and one in the spring. It is expected that the seminar will have a broad appeal to students and provide the intellectual anchor for the living and learning community to which it is tied. Areas where there is particular interest include, but are not limited to: sustainability, diversity, global encounters, intercultural communication, and civic engagement. It is expected that any of these areas of interest could be approached from multiple disciplinary perspectives, so scholars from all fields are encouraged to apply. Most important is that the post-doctoral fellows actively participate in the academic community at Mount Vernon through both their teaching and their research.

U San Diego Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty (USA)

PostdocsDiversity Postdoctoral Faculty, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. Deadline: February 4, 2019.

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of San Diego seeks to hire at least one faculty member with a commitment to empowering students from U.S. communities that are underrepresented in academia through research, creative scholarship, teaching, service and/or mentoring, and are especially interested in advancing the perspectives of African Americans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Filipinas/os/x, Americans Chicanas/os/x, Latinas/os/x and/or Pacific Islanders. The postdoctoral faculty will begin in Fall 2019 and will serve one or more academic programs, including Communication Studies and Ethnic Studies.

The Diversity Postdoctoral faculty position is for two years. Postdoctoral faculty teach courses in their area of expertise, work closely with faculty mentors in their department, and are invited to participate in the College of Arts & Sciences faculty development programs. Candidates must have completed the PhD or other terminal degree before the starting date of August 2019. Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will have priority.