Brown U: Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoc (USA)

Postdocs

Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University, Providence, RI. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Brown University invites applications for a one-year Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment. As a member of Brown’s Center for Digital Scholarship, based at the University Library, the postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to advance a set of public-facing faculty digital publications currently under development as part of the Mellon Foundation-supported Digital Publications Initiative. The fellow will help conceptualize, research, and administer a group of projects that relate directly to the history and experience of oppressed or marginalized peoples, are intended to engage both scholarly audiences and the wider public, and consider the political and cultural concerns of scholarly work that draws on and interprets traumatic pasts. The Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate will also teach one course during the academic year in digital humanities or the fellow’s home discipline (departmental affiliation will be negotiated as appropriate). The fellow may play a role in the planning of a lecture series and other events designed to increase awareness of diverse scholarly voices. Approximately one third of the fellowship period would be devoted to the fellow’s own digital scholarship.

Europa-Universität Flensburg Postdoc (Germany)

PostdocsResearch Associate (PostDoc), Europa-Universität Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany. Deadline: 30 November 2020.

As this job announcement is open to candidates from all disciplines, the position’s institutional affiliation within EUF is currently undefined. The employment start date of 1 March 2021 may be modified if the selected candidate is contractually bound to a specific position.

Within the scope of the advertised position, the selected candidate should develop and submit to the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), for example within the funding lines of the DFG’s Individual Research Grants program, Emmy Noether Program, a funding application for her/his own position and hence for the continuation of her/his research at Europa-Universität Flensburg. Through this start-up funding, EUF aims to promote and support early-stage researchers by giving them access to special qualification and employment opportunities.

This year’s call for proposals targets early-stage scholars with experience in a discipline represented by Europa-Universität Flensburg. The planned research project can be based outside of the university’s existing research centers, or can be connected to these. It is expected to be an innovative project that ties in with the academic profile of the corresponding discipline.

U Basel Postdoc in Social Exclusion/Ostracism (Switzerland)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Researcher, Center for Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Deadline: October 15, 2020.

The Center seeks to expand their research team in either of the two following two areas: 1) fluency research; 2) research on social exclusion/ostracism. You will be working in a highly motivated research team that combines experimental work with the use of representative survey data. This is a postdoctoral position for a period of two years with the possibility of extension by four more years. The salary is very attractive and additional resources are available for research and conference travel. Teaching can be in German or English and amounts to three courses per year. International applications are strongly encouraged.

Harvard U: Postdocs in Migration and the Humanities (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities for 2021-22, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. Deadline: November 6, 2020.

Migration plays as critical a role in the moral imagination of the humanities as it does in shaping the activist vision of humanitarianism and human rights. Too often, the humanities are summoned merely as witnesses whose primary aesthetic and moral values lie in their illustrative powers of empathy and evocation. Yet the intellectual formation of the humanities—their very conception of the nature of meaning, knowledge, and morals—is deeply resonant with the displacement of values and the revision of norms that shape narratives of migrant lives.

MHC welcomes applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings for both academic terms of the fellowship. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.

 

Lancaster U: Postdoc on Biases in AI (UK)

PostdocsPost-doctoral Research Associate, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. Deadline: 20 August 2020.

BIAS is an interdisciplinary research project funded as part of the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative (UKRI and multiple Canadian Funding Agencies) to improve scientific understanding of gender and ethnic biases in the increasingly digitalised and AI-driven labour market processes of job advertising, hiring and professional networking; and developing insights into how such biases and attendant inequalities may be mitigated. Through collaboration with academics from the disciplines of Organisational Management, Sociology, Computer Science and Data Science, and with industry partners in the area of AI protocol development, these insights will drive the development of a new Responsible AI Development Protocol. The post is advertised for 24 months. The academic partners in the project are Lancaster University (lead institution), Essex University (UK), and Alberta University (Canada). You should have a PhD in a topic related to information systems management, the development of socio-technical systems, labour relations, and/or human resources management.

U Oxford Postdocs: ‘Emptiness’ Project (UK and Eastern Europe)

Postdocs2 Postdoctoral Researchers on the ‘Emptiness’ Project, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Deadline: 23 September 2020.

University of Oxford is seeking up to two postdoctoral researchers for the European Research Council project “Emptiness: Living Capitalism and Democracy After (Post)Socialism.” The project will study the emptying cities, towns, and villages in Eastern Europe and Russia through the lens of “emptiness” as a concrete historical formation that has emerged in conditions when socialist modernity is gone and promises of capitalist modernity have failed. More specifically, it will: (1) study the experiences and narratives of emptiness and emptying; (2) examine the politics and governance of emptying and emptiness; and (3) use postsocialist “emptying” and “emptiness” as lenses for analysing global reconfigurations of relations between capital, the state, people, and place at a time when capital flows and statecraft are increasingly concentrated in “global cities,” with the rest of urban and non-urban spaces becoming radically disconnected.

If appointed, you will join a research team led by Dr Dace Dzenovska and hosted by the University of Oxford’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, Oxford. You will be responsible for developing and carrying out your own original project in Ukraine, Belarus, or Russia (other locations in the former socialist world may be considered) within the analytical frame of the project. You will undertake collaborative work with other team members, contribute to the refinement of the analytical frame, develop methodology, participate in cross-field visits, and produce outputs in the form of conference presentations, web material, journal articles, and a chapter for an edited volume. You may have the opportunity to teach in the field and/or in Oxford.

You are expected to spend the first 6 months preparing your research component in collaboration with other team members, based in Oxford at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, Banbury Road Oxford (or remotely, if travel is not possible). Fieldwork in whichever country is relevant to your project is set to begin in the summer of 2021. The duration of the fellowship is 3.5 years, starting in January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy: Postdocs

PostdocsTwo Postdoctoral Researchers, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 26 July 2020.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher for the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at CRASSH. The post will run for five years and applicants are expected to be in post as soon as possible.The successful candidate will undertake a research project with support and mentoring from the MCTD team. Applicants will need to demonstrate how their work intersects with:

  • The understanding and countering of public ignorance about the societal and personal impact of the technology. Building journalistic capacity in conjunction with major UK media organisations to foster informed coverage of tech issues, data-savvy investigative journalism and critical examination of tech narratives on AI, machine-learning, determinism and policy.
  • The significance and future of work in a digitally dominated world.
    Understanding and mitigating the environmental impact of digital technology.
  • Trust and accountability in the tech industry.
  • Identifying, mapping and fostering creative uses of digital technology for energising and revitalising constitutional democracy that have emerged in Europe over the past decade; become a convening point for dissemination and innovation in this space.
    We take this to include empirical work, critical theorisation, and research focusing on key issues in digital transformation as it affects cultural forms and practices, societies, archival issues, and knowledge production and dissemination.

National U Singapore: Jobs & Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Deadline for most: August 15, 2020.

Among them are the following:

Cornell U: Postdoc in Social Media (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Associate, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

The Cornell Social Media Lab in the Department of Communication at Cornell University is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to participate in inter-university research at the intersection of instructional design, human-computer interaction, and educational technology. The postdoc will work on the development of technologies and content for educational interventions as a part of the Social Media TestDrive project, an interactive digital citizenship education tool developed in collaboration with Common Sense Education. As they seek to expand the Social Media TestDrive program to new populations, such as youth from low-income households and older adults, they are especially interested in someone who has interest and experience designing inclusive technologies and educational interventions for diverse populations of learners.

This position is a 1-year, full-time academic position beginning August 1, 2020 and renewable for a 2nd year contingent on available work, funding and performance. The Postdoctoral Associate will be part of an interdisciplinary project team of researchers and students in the Cornell Social Media Lab, the Cornell Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Information Science, Lehigh University College of Engineering and Applied Science, and external partners (e.g., Common Sense Education, New York State 4-H) who are working to advance social media literacy and digital education among youth. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resourceful, highly engaged, and passionate about digital learning and social media literacy. The Postdoctoral Associate will be based in the Cornell Social Media Lab and will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and a collaborative community of scholars interested in social behaviors and information and communication technologies.