Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities for the academic year 2016-2017. Fellows will teach one course each semester, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual communities of the departments with which they are affiliated and across the Dietrich School.  Within the Dietrich School, rich opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange are available in the Humanities Center, the World History Center and in a number of vibrant multidisciplinary programs.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS: Fellows receive an annual stipend of $45,000, a $3,500 annual research/travel allowance, and a $1,500 one-time moving allowance.  Fellows may apply for an additional one-year renewal.  The University provides a relatively comprehensive package of fringe benefits, including medical insurance, participant-paid dental and vision insurance, life insurance, eligibility to participate in the University’s tuition scholarships program, and a retirement plan allowing personal tax deferral to TIAA/CREF with no University match. Domestic partner benefits are available for same or opposite sex partners. Fellows have access to additional benefits which currently include: University libraries and recreational facilities, computing and networking services, and fare-free public transportation.

APPLICATIONS: We invite applications from qualified candidates who have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by June 1, 2016.  Individuals who graduated before September 1, 2014 are ineligible. Any offer of employment is contingent upon having the PhD degree in-hand prior to the appointment, and acquiring all proper visas (for international fellows). Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on February 12, 2016.  Letters of recommendation must be received by 5 p.m. EST on February 19, 2016.  No exceptions to deadlines are granted. Find more information about the application process here.

Postdoctoral Researcher (Germany)

Postdoctoral Researcher
Ruhr-Universitaet BochumThe Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict
Closes: 31st December 2015

Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. Our Research School is an international college for structured doctoral and post-doctoral research in the life sciences, natural sciences, engineering, the humanities and social sciences.

The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (Institut für Friedenssicherungsrecht und Humanitäres Völkerrecht, IFHV) is an interdisciplinary central research institute at RUB. With its longstanding focus on and expertise in international law, the institute fosters research and teaching in the field of Humanitarian Studies, with participation from the faculties of Law, Social Science, Geosciences and Medicine.

The IFHV seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher (payment according to TV-L E 13) for a full-time (39.83 hours per week) fixed term position (3 years, extension possible). The successful applicant would commence the appointment on 1 March 2016 or as soon as possible after that date.

You will work for an institute with many national and international partners. Your primary task will be to conduct research in International Law, especially Humanitarian Law and adjoining fields. In addition, you will be responsible for our peer-reviewed journal in International Humanitarian Law Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC).

Your field of responsibility includes:
• Research in the area of International Law, especially Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law as well as related fields;
• Third party research fundraising and implementation of international research projects;
• Academic management of the peer-reviewed journal Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC);
• Teaching (4 hours per week), in particular in the NOHA Master.

Your profile:
• A doctoral degree (or equivalent) in International Law or adjoining disciplines;
• Ability to attract competitive independent third-party research funding;
• Capacity and experience in organising and coordinating academic conferences and workshops;
• Experience and capacity in cooperation and networking with (international) external partners in practice and academia;
• Capacity for multidisciplinary and collaborative research;
• Experience in research management and academic administration is an asset;
• Capacity to teach and publish in English;
• Developed written and verbal English communication skills, good German knowledge;
• Intercultural experience and/or background in humanitarian action is preferred.

RUB is an equal-opportunity employer, and seeks to enhance a fair gender distribution in all job categories and at all levels. RUB welcomes applications from female applicants and persons with a disability.

To apply, applicants must provide a complete set of application documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and a list of publications, and the names and contact details of three referees) by 31 December 2015 via email (PDF/one document). Institut für Friedenssicherungsrecht und Humanitäres Völkerrecht (IFHV), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger, Managing Director, Massenbergstraße 9 B, 44787 Bochum, Germany.

For further questions concerning the Institute or the advertisement, please contact Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger or Katharina Behmer, or access our website.

Beijing Normal University postdoc (China)

The Department of Digital Media, School of Art and Design at Beijing Normal University invites applications for Post-doc Research Fellow in

(A) Communication (with specializations in Digital Media, Media Art & Design, or Political Communication) OR
(B) Data Mining on Social Media OR
(C) Statistics

Appointment to the appropriate rank will be considered with reference to the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applicants should (i) possess a PhD degree from a reputable university; (ii) have undertaken research in the aforementioned field(s); (iii) be proficient in English OR Chinese; (iv) be able to publish research output with international impact.

Appointment(s) will normally be made on contract basis for up to 20 months, which, subject to funding, performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment. Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please email the Application Materials (full curriculum vitae, together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and abstracts of selected published papers) to ZHANG Lun.

University of Oxford Postdoctoral Fellowship (UK)

Qualitative Researcher (Ethnography)
University of Oxford – Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Closes: 9th September 2015

The Health Experiences Research Group, within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is seeking a postdoctoral ethnographer to join the internationally regarded HERG team. This excellent opportunity has arisen through funding for an NIHR HS&DR funded project. The INQUIRE study aims to improve NHS capability to interpret online feedback from patients and the public, and to understand whether and how to act on this to improve services. INQUIRE is comprised of five projects; this post involves being part of a project which will capture how NHS staff, and the organisations they work for, use (and resist using) user-generated online content in practice. The postholder will be responsible for conducting in-depth organisational case studies in four NHS Trusts across the UK and will be embedded in each of the four sites for a period of time in order to study individual and organisational-level issues in relation to online patient feedback on health services.

You will hold a PhD in a social science or possess equivalent research experience, have proven experience of ethnographic research, preferably with experience relevant to technology adoption in a health care setting, with excellent interpersonal, analytic and communication skills, a strong publication record and an interest in digital healthcare.

The post is available full-time, fixed-term, for 2 years.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 9 September 2015. We plan to hold interviews on Wednesday 23 September or Tuesday 29 September 2015 (date to be confirmed).

University of California, Merced Postdoctoral Scholarship

PostDoctoral Scholar at University of California, Merced
Please apply here: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00235

The Ramírez Communication, Culture, and Health (CCH) Research Lab is committed to understanding how culture and communication influence health outcomes and can contribute to reducing health disparities in the United States.

We investigate the influence of communication on individual- and population-level health and health disparities and the design of culturally appropriate communication strategies to improve health. Our unique location within California’s diverse Central Valley allows us to explore how Latino ethnicity and culture interplay with communication access and influence. We conceptualize communication influence to include the information environment and communication-based health promotion interventions. The overarching goal of the lab is to conduct research on the social, behavioral, and population factors that contribute to Latino health disparities, and to develop and test interventions to modify these factors to reduce such disparities. Specifically, we are interested in: (1) Evaluating the influence of the information environment on cancer-related outcomes; (2) Describing influences on cancer risk factors and health behaviors among Latinos; and (3) Designing health communication for maximum effectiveness among Latinos across the acculturation spectrum.

The CCH Lab has an opening for a one-year position as postdoctoral fellow in Merced, California, to focus on research in the areas of communication, cancer prevention, and Latino health.

Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication, Public Health, Sociology, Social Psychology, or other related social, behavioral, or population science field. Expertise in health communication, Latino health, health disparities, marketing, advertising, and Spanish language skills are strongly preferred. Experience working with Latino populations is essential. Candidates with mixed methods and experience implementing and evaluating community-based intervention research are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have demonstrated evidence of strong scholarship including peer-reviewed publications. Ph.D. must be conferred by start date.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately. Recruitment will remain open until position is filled. Position to begin as early as September 1, 2015 or as late as January, 2016.

REQUIREMENTS
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) 3 letters of reference, 4) Up to 3 reprints (optional).

The cover letter should include a brief description of research interests, experience, and emphasize the candidate’s ability to finish projects and the unique skills the candidate may bring to the lab.

UNC Charlotte multicultural postdoctoral fellowship

The University of North Carolina Charlotte invites applications for our new Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship program to support its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and building a strong intellectual community of scholars from different backgrounds. The purpose of the Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to support the early development of scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers and who are from historically underrepresented groups.

Postdoctoral fellows will be engaged full-time in research and may teach up to two courses per academic year as part of their appointment. Fellows are required to be in-residence each semester during their appointment. The postdoctoral fellow will receive extensive university and program mentoring throughout their appointment.

Applications for study in any discipline represented on campus are welcome. STEM applications are strongly encouraged. Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.

Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the current year. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at a research university. A critical secondary criterion is the support of prospective departments.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application; The University of North Carolina at Charlotte strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic scholars. Selection is contingent on the availability of an appropriate mentoring environment.

Please include the following materials with your application:  curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (1-3 pages) (this should describe your commitment to pursuing an academic career); graduate transcripts; a personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1-3 pages); Writing samples (e.g. publications and/or dissertation chapters); three letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the applicant’s dissertation advisor or faculty mentor.

Applications are taken on-line, position #POST40.The application deadline is December 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST.  Please contact Dr. Shawn D. Long  if you have any questions.

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university and has an enrollment of approximately 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC system.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Applicants are subject to criminal background check.

UNC Chapel Hill postdocs for faculty diversity

UNC-Chapel Hill Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD) offers postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina. Deadline is November 15, 2014.

Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships (Germany)

Humanities Postdocs for Study/Research in Germany

Each academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation fund up to twelve Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of 9 to 12 months in Germany. The cooperating institutions are: the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen, the Exzellence Cluster and the Zukunftskolleg der Universität Konstanz, the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, the Berliner Zentrum Moderner Orient, the Deutsche Archäologische Institut (DIA) in Berlin, the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the Deutsche Literaturarchiv in Marbach, the Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz (IEG) and the Leopoldina Centre for the Study of the History of Science and Science Academies at Halle (Saale).

The Fellowships address postdocs at American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time in Germany working on a research project.

Visit Volkswagen’s main site for more information. Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system. Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Postdoc U Utah in critical comm pedagogy

Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Communication Pedagogy
University of Utah, Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a postdoctoral fellow for the 2014-2015 academic year, with possibility for renewal. The fellow’s primary obligation will be to conduct research in the fellow’s area of expertise and to pursue publication of that research. Possible research areas in which successful candidates might work include: critical pedagogy, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, and race and media. In addition, the fellow would be expected to provide instructional mentoring of current graduate instructors and teach two existing courses. Possible courses include: Teaching Speech and Communication, Teaching Mentorship, and Media and Diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins. Applicants should have a degree in communication or a related field (e.g., education). In order to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 15, 2014. Application materials include a cover letter, a CV, a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. To apply click on this link. Please direct any and all questions to Kent A. Ono, Department Chair, Department of Communication, University of Utah.

The University of Utah is a member of the Pac 12. The Department of Communication has a long and distinguished tradition of excellence in graduate education. Our nationally acclaimed graduate program is the driving force of our department. As an integrated communication department, we provide training across a range of areas, with particular strengths in the following areas: Media and Communication Technology; Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk; Rhetoric; Critical/Cultural Studies; and Organizational/Interpersonal Communication.

The Department is committed to removing barriers individuals from underrepresented groups have traditionally encountered; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success.  The University of Utahrecognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator.  Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided.  The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Full benefits are available to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners.