Indiana U Postdoc: Media, Development & Democracy (USA)

PostdocsMark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy, Indiana University Bloomington. Deadline: February 23, 2018.

The School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) invites applications for a 2018-2020 (July – June) Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy. We seek applicants from all disciplines and methodological backgrounds working on research that contributes to understanding how media and/or media ownership influences political outcomes. Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment. The chosen fellow will reside at IU Bloomington with occasional travel to CIMA’s offices in Washington, D.C. as required.

The fellowship is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested to build a career at the intersection of research and policy-making. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester, and will be invited to organize a small research workshop for the purposes of facilitating publishing a special issue or edited volume related to media and democracy. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to his or her own research agenda related to media, internet, press freedoms, and democratic institutions. The fellow will have opportunities to contribute academic and policy-oriented reports related to evaluating the health of media systems and the implications of contemporary changes to media systems for democratic politics. In addition, the fellow may be asked by CIMA from time to time to write for the CIMA blog, speak at events, and provide input into CIMA’s other research initiatives.

Indiana U Postdoc: Multilingual Writing (USA)

PostdocsCulbertson Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Indiana University

The Department of English at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, invites applications for a Culbertson Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the field of writing studies. The position will be for two years, starting in 2018/19. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester with an annual salary of $55,000 plus benefits. An annual research supplement of $3,000 will also be provided. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. with strength in composition by July 1. We especially welcome experience and expertise in the teaching of professional writing, digital rhetoric, multilingual writing, and/or cultural rhetorics. The Fellow will participate in a lively community of rhetoric scholars that includes specialists in communication as well as specialists in writing.

Advancing Knowledge grant CFP


The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is very pleased to announce a request for proposal on Advancing Knowledge in Human Services Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations (Advancing Knowledge), supported with funding from the Kresge Foundation.

An open invitation is now issued for proposals on research in the field of human services philanthropy and nonprofit organizations. Pre-tenure scholars are invited to apply for $25,000 grants to fund research and for the opportunity to join a community of scholars seeking to improve the practice of human services philanthropy. The deadline for proposals is June 27, 2011.

Human services organizations play a critical role in providing essential services to low-income and vulnerable populations. Although human services nonprofits provide much-needed resources to households and communities throughout the U.S., more research is needed to understand how human services organizations can improve their practices.

Proposals for research projects must focus on human services nonprofit organizations assisting low-income populations in the United States and, must have the potential to affect the nonprofit practice and philanthropic support of human services nonprofits.

Advancing Knowledge is particularly interested in better understanding four thematic areas of research within the field of human services organizations:
*Organizational Effectiveness
*Social Change and Impact
*Government and Public Policy
*The Role of Philanthropy

Advancing Knowledge responds to the need to build a research community of human services scholars whose work has the potential to improve the practice of human services organizations and philanthropy. Through this initiative, Advancing Knowledge will create a cohort of pre-tenure scholars working in collaboration with tenured mentors and an Advisory Council.

Pre-tenure scholars at accredited universities and nonprofit research institutions in the United States who received terminal degrees within the past seven years will be eligible for research funding.

Ten proposals for funding of up to $25,000 per project will be awarded over two years (two disbursements of $12,500). Recipient scholars will work with mentors and an Advisory Council to produce and disseminate findings that improve the practice of human services philanthropy.  Research using existing data sources is encouraged.

Recipients will be invited to workshops held at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action annual conferences in 2011 and 2012.  Scholars, mentors, and the Advisory Council will also collaborate to generate a “State of the Research” report on human services philanthropy.