Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowship (UK)

FellowshipsThe Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship. Deadline: February 16, 2018.

The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2019:
Lent term: 15 January–15 March 2019
Easter term: 23 April–14 June 2019

The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research or public education in an area relevant to the Institute’s work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal.

There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and one round-trip journey to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries.

The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work and will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute’s teaching or practice-based activities.

U Edinburgh Job Ad: International Relations/Middle East

Job adsCareer Development Fellow in International Relations/Politics of the Middle EastUniversity of Edinburgh – Politics and International Relations. Closes: August 11, 2017

The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Career Development Fellow in Politics/International Relations of the Middle East, in the School of Social and Political Science. Applicants should have recently obtained, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in a relevant area, and should provide evidence of ability to deliver excellent university-level teaching and research.

This full-time (35 hours per week), fixed-term post is available for three years from 1 September 2017.


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 Denver IRISE Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality or IRISE is seeking (1) postdoctoral research fellow beginning September 1, 2015. We are seeking candidates who are capable of bringing together the insights and methodology from two or more disciplines in order to examine the creation, growth, and or sustainability of academic programs related to inequality (e.g. Ethnic, GLBT, Disability, Critical Cultural Studies) at institutions of higher education. We are also interested in candidates whose research also addresses inequality in relation to the access and success of historically unrepresented populations in the Academy.

The IRISE postdoctoral fellow will spend much of her/his time engaged in independent research, scholarship, and related projects under the guidance IRISE affiliated faculty. Fellows will also be expected to teach two courses in their area of expertise and interest. Additionally, the Fellow will be expected to be active in the DU community of scholars engaged in research and teaching relating to the study of inequality locally and nationally as well as to take on leadership roles in IRISE sponsored events. In collaboration with the other IRISE Postdoctoral Fellows, the Fellow will contribute to IRISE’s mission to the development of cutting edge interdisciplinary research on issues of inequality, social justice, and inclusivity.

* PhD in American Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Education, or related interdisciplinary field.
* Applicants must have completed all requirements for their terminal degree by June 30, 2015. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2012).
* Interest in understanding academic programs at institutions of higher education related to inequality.
* Strong methodological training and a record of successful publication in the related field.
* The appointment term is September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016.
* Teach one advanced undergraduate course and one interdisciplinary undergraduate or graduate class.
* Participate in and take on leadership roles in IRISE activities as assigned by the mentorship team.
* Participate in and take on leadership roles in campus-wide forums exploring questions of compositional diversity and inclusive excellence at DU and the broader academy.
* Present research findings to interdisciplinary academic audiences and community partners.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $42,000, a professional development and research account, and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please complete the on-line application at https://dujobs.silkroad.com/ and attach the following:
* a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests);
* a curriculum vitae; and
Also arrange to have three letters of Recommendation submitted electronically to Stefanie Cowan.

Candidates must apply online to be considered, only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click “New Resume/CV” at the bottom of the page to begin application. The online application must be completed and submitted no later than 6:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on April 24, 2015.

For more detailed information about each of these positions, including how to apply, please visit the IRISE website or contact Tom I. Romero, II, Assistant Provost of Inclusive Excellence Research and Curricular Initiatives and Associate Professor of Law and History.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Mellon Postdocs @ U IL

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, 2014-2016

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, seeks to hire two Post-Doctoral Fellows for two-year appointments starting in Fall 2014.

The Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities will spend the two-year term in residence at Illinois, will conduct research on the proposed project, and will teach two courses per year in the appropriate academic department. The Fellows will also participate in activities related to their research at the IPRH, in the teaching department, and on the Illinois campus. Each Post-Doctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on his or her research.

The search for Mellon Fellows is open to scholars in all humanities disciplines, but we seek applicants whose work falls into one of the following broad subject areas:
*       Race and Diaspora Studies
*       History of Science/Technology
*       Empire and Colonial Studies
*       Memory Studies

The fellowship carries a $45,000 annual stipend, a $2,000 research account, and a comprehensive benefits package. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2009 and August 31, 2013 (i.e., PhD in hand by application period).

Application Deadline: October 28, 2013

Detailed eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found here.

Applications must be submitted online. The submission period opens September 1, 2013.

Please address questions about these fellowships to: Dr. Nancy Castro, Associate Director of IPRH, at ncastro AT illinois.edu


Internet policy post-doc

Internet Policy Observatory Post-Doctoral Fellowship or Scholar in Residence
Center for Global Communication Studies

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is currently soliciting applications for the Internet Policy Observatory Post Doctoral Fellowship or Scholar in Residence at the Center for Global Communication Studies.  The Post Doctoral Fellow will help develop and manage existing research programs surrounding the Internet Policy Observatory, and develop his/her own independent related research agenda in the area of global internet policy.

Annenberg’s Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) is a leader in international education and training in comparative media law and policy. The Center’s research and policy work addresses issues of media regulation, media and democracy, measuring and evaluation of media development programs, public service broadcasting, and the media’s role in conflict and post-conflict environments.

The Internet Policy Observatory is a multi-component project with a collaborative network and the goal of assessing incipient Internet policy and governance shifts in key national fora where restrictive approaches are being considered. The project will examine trends and efforts where national decisions have significance for the formation of global Internet policy. In addition to sponsoring research and collaborations with key global research and academic organizations, the Internet Policy Observatory will undertake its own research initiatives to establish data on the social and political context of online communications within targeted countries. Some topics the Internet Policy Observatory will engage in include:
•       The evolution of mechanisms and processes that affect domestic Internet policy;
•       The legal, political, economic, and social factors (domestic and international) that influence the implementation or non-implementation of such policies;
•       The relationship between national efforts and international policy formations;
•       The role of civil society in domestic Internet policy processes and control; and
•       The role of public opinion as a mode of determining a “demand side” for useful Internet policy developments.

Applicants should hold postgraduate qualifications at PhD level or equivalent in a field related to internet policy studies, law or policy, communication,  media/cultural studies.  Applicants should possess a track record of publishing in high quality international journals or other appropriate refereed publications, as well as teaching experience.  Experience in research proposal development and implementation of research projects involving both quantitative and qualitative methodologies is an required. This one-year position comes with a stipend of $40,000 to $50,000 (depending on years of prior experience), health insurance, $2,000 in travel and research support, office space with computer and telephone, and full access to the Penn library system. Annenberg welcomes domestic and international applicants.  If applicant has not completed graduate studies in English, the University of Pennsylvania’s TOEFL standards apply.  The fellowship is a one year term. To apply, please send an application package with CV, statement of interest, and a brief (2-3 page) proposal for a research project related to the study of global internet policy to bsmith AT asc.upenn.edu.  Research projects may expand existing research or propose new lines of inquiry. Please contact the same email address if you have any questions.  Application deadline: June 21, 2013 with a start date tentatively (flexible) August  15, 2013.


Sorbonne post doc

CELSA, the Graduate School of Journalism and Communications of the Sorbonne University, seeks an articulate and experienced native-English-speaking researcher to play a key role in curricular development and teaching in association with its languages department and degree programs.

The Graduate Fellowship position will be composed of 10-12 hours of work per week during the 2012-2013 academic year.  Coursework will be based on a combination of teaching (classroom and tutorial settings) and research on innovative forms of pedagogy, including case-study writing, to further the fellow’s professional development.  Fellows will also present their research plans and results to the academic community at least once during the year-long fellowship.  The monthly stipend for the position is €1,256.12 (after taxes) for the 12-month period based on a Contrat de Lecteur in the French national education system.

Ideal candidates will possess proven knowledge of the Information and Communication Sciences in an effort to promote a cross-cultural understanding of the field to students and colleagues.  The candidate must possess excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.  Successful candidates will be able to communicate in French in addition to being adept at using computer soft and hardware for innovative pedagogical applications. An advanced university degree, some teaching experience and specific research experience would also be assets.

All candidates wishing to apply should send a CV, a letter describing the research to be pursued while a fellow and how scholarship will be furthered at CELSA and with its research group (GRIPIC), two samples of their scholarship, course syllabi and teaching evaluations (if available) and two letters of reference to the University.  All inquiries and applications should be directed by email to kyle.schneider@celsa.paris-sorbonne.fr or by post to:
Mr. Kyle Schneider
Graduate School of Journalism & Communications (CELSA) – Université Paris-Sorbonne
77, rue de Villiers
92523 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex

Applications must be received before 1 March 2012.  All applicants will be contacted during the month of March 2012.  CELSA’s policy is to employ the best qualified personnel, while providing equal opportunity for the advancement of employees and not to discriminate against any person because of any condition or requirement which cannot be shown to be justified. All applications are dealt with fairly and properly in line with our policies and procedures.  Applicants from CELSA’s international partner institutions will be given first priority for the post.  However, all those interested are encouraged to apply.

A graduate school at the Sorbonne University, CELSA offers degree programs in Journalism, Institutional Communications, Marketing + Advertising, Media, Communications Management and Human Resources. It awards an Undergraduate Degree (Licence), Master’s Degrees (Research and Professional tracks) and an MBA in addition to Magistère and Doctorate Degrees.  CELSA has pioneered interactive teaching since its creation in 1957. The trademark of the school is its foothold in academic and professional worlds, demonstrated by its pedagogical supervision, international outreach and placement of graduates in their chosen professions through internship and work-placement programs.

Read more at www.celsa.fr.

Post-doc St. Louis U

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Intercultural Studies

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Intercultural Studies, to begin Fall 2011 which is a two-year position with the second year renewal contingent on a satisfactory annual review.

We are looking for a candidate whose scholarly program is focused on issues of interculturality, with a strong interest in relevant methodology and theory. Eligible applicants will have worked on topics that span more than one discipline in humanities and social sciences. A demonstrated facility with a second language, if related to the candidate’s research, is desirable. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand before the date of entry for taking up the post-doctoral position. You will work with a team of researchers on a project entitled “Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Interculturality,” under the supervision and mentorship of the project director. In this role, you will be expected to produce an extensive article on a topic related to the project (to be considered for publication in the project’s jointly authored volume), as well as present a publishable paper at its planned conference in 2013.

You will also participate in Saint Louis University’s academic and intellectual community by presenting the results of your research at symposia, colloquia, and faculty seminars, and assist the team in organizational matters.
Complete materials should be received by July 31, 2011.  All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu  and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and a writing sample, preferably a published work.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Health insurance is included.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

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