U Queensland postdoc

The Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies (CCCS) at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) is seeking expressions of interest for applications for 3 year UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for 2014-2016. The UQ postdoctoral scheme seeks to attract talented early career researchers with well-developed research programs and strong track records. The fellowships support full time research, although it is possible to organise some teaching experience if desired.

If successful the applicant will be based in the CCCS, a leading Australian research centre in the humanities that supports broad-ranging research in cultural and media studies. Current research emphases include the environmental humanities, surveillance studies, television studies, Australian cultural history, cinema studies, new materialities, celebrity, and media anthropology. The Centre provides a rigorous, supportive and collaborative research environment and has assisted many outstanding early career researchers to develop their research capacities and careers. It has also helped UQ earn top ERA rankings in cultural and media studies research.

Applicants for UQ Postdoctoral Fellowships must have no more than five years full time professional research experience or equivalent part time experience since the award of a Ph.D. An applicant who does not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application may be offered an appointment if evidence is subsequently provided that a doctoral thesis will be submitted by the end of 2013. Assessment criteria will include the excellence of the researcher and the quality of the research program to be undertaken. Applicants must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity and a demonstrated capacity for undertaking original work. In addition, the selection process will consider the alignment of the proposed research with existing research strengths in the Centre. Typically, applicants have already published their work in top academic journals or have demonstrated similar research achievements.

The 2012 salary range for the award ranged from A$68,000 to $76,000 per annum based on experience. The fellowship also comes with maintenance funds (to be spent on research, travel, and equipment) totalling $20,000 over three years and relocation reimbursement. For more details about the UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, including eligibility and assessment criteria, see here.

If you are interested in applying for a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship through the CCCS, the first step is to contact Professor Gay Hawkins (Director) at admin.cccs AT uq.edu.au with an expression of interest. This should involve a copy of your CV and a one page outline of your proposed research project.

The deadline for receiving expressions of interest is 8 April. You will be notified as to the success of your EOI by 19 April.

If you are selected to proceed to the next stage and submit a formal application to the UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships through the CCCS you will have until the end of May to prepare your application. Final dates for submission are not yet available but this is the usual timeframe.

To learn more about the work of CCCS, potential applications are strongly advised to visit the CCCS website. A brief snapshot of current staff and their research projects are listed in the right column to give a preliminary overview.



Writing in Liberal Arts postdoc

Writing in the Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellow

Davidson College is seeking a person to teach in its College Writing Program, which focuses on the production of intellectual and academic discourses in the public and scholarly spheres. This individual (PhD required in the Sciences, Social Sciences, or Humanities) will annually teach three first-year writing courses designed around issues that are of interest to both disciplinary practitioners and wider readerships, and two writing-attentive courses that examine the traditions of inquiry and modes of scholarly exchange particular to the fellow’s home discipline. The position will be attractive to those interested in undergraduate pedagogy, curricular design, and intellectual life in a select liberal arts setting that values innovation, service, and leadership in its students. The position provides opportunities to examine how discourse informs civic argument, cultural critique, or scientific inquiry in the liberal-educational tradition. The length of appointment is two years.

Applicants should apply online and submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a writing sample (no longer than 10 pages in length).

Davidson College is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Van Hillard at vahillard AT davidson.edu.


Postdoc Nat U Singapore

Two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions 15 July 2012 (avail immediately) at National University of Singapore

The Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation is a project-driven center housed in the Department of Communication and New Media at the National University of Singapore that utilizes ethnographic and participatory action research methods in carrying out culturally-centered social change interventions in marginalized populations. The Center is global in scope with initial project emphases in South Asia and Southeast Asia. The goals of the Center are to (a) create a strategic research core for the social scientific study of health communication and social change issues in Asia (e.g. China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), (b) develop health communication interventions and policies that are culturally-centered and developed through the acknowledgement of the participatory capacity of local communities in creating culturally meaningful and locally responsive health solutions, (c) disseminate core principles and lessons learned from the culture-centered projects within Asia and across other sectors of the globe, and (d) build health communication research capacity in Asia by creating a training hub for the next generation of health communication theorists, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers across Asia.

The candidate is expected to be familiar with the culture-centered approach to research and evaluation, and is expected to have experience conducting field-based participatory research. Training will be provided on the use of the facilities in the university. The candidate should also have some experience working with ethnography, although on-the-job training will also be provided. Other skills include the ability to carrying out social change campaigns in disenfranchised populations. Proficiency in Bangla, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Malay, Philippine, or Mandarin will be an added plus point.

– PhD in the area of health communication, public health, medical anthropology, or medical sociology, with coursework in health communication and qualitative research methods.
– Experience in conducting in-depth interviews, focus groups, and/or ethnographies.

Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions for the Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) are as follows:
1.      Contract to be awarded beginning from July 2012 tenable for up to two years.
2.      An Annual Base Salary of $48,000 per year.
3.      An allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses for non-citizens (i.e. non-Singaporeans) and their spouses who do not own any property in Singapore and whose spouses are not in receipt of any form of housing benefits from their Singapore employers.
4.      Singapore citizens and permanent residents are eligible for provident fund benefits.
5.      Travel Assistance, payable once only, as follows.
*       $2,000 for the Postdoctoral Fellow
*       $2,000 for spouse
*       $1,000 for each eligible child, subject to a maximum of 3 children.  Children must be less than 18 years of age and receiving full-time education.
The above travel assistance is a contribution towards expenses incurred by the appointee and his/her dependants in re-locating to Singapore. Such expenses refer to costs for travel, packing, transportation and insurance of personal and professional effects as well as settling-in expenses.
The travel allowance is contingent upon the Postdoctoral Fellow’s completion of his/her initial two-years’ contract. In the event that the appointee does not fulfill the initial two-years’ contract, the appointee shall be liable to refund the University a proportionate amount of the travel assistance granted to him/her and his/her dependants on appointment.
6.      Foreign PDFs who are granted Singapore Permanent Residence will continue to receive an allowance of S$500 a month as contribution towards housing expenses.  The allowance will cease once they acquire Singapore citizenship.
7.      Medical benefits in accordance with the Medical Benefit Plan.
8.      Vacation leave of 28 days per calendar year.

Interested candidates are invited to email a detailed resume, and copies of supporting documents and names and contact details of two academic referees to:
Dr Mohan J. Dutta, Director, Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation at culturecenteredapproach@gmail.com.

Westminster College postdoc

Westminster College in Salt Lake City seeks applicants for a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Speech

Applicants for the Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Speech must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in hand by August 2012. While the primary responsibility of this position is teaching SPCH 111 Public Presentations LE (a required course in the Liberal Education curriculum), the committee invites applicants from a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives (such as communication studies, media studies, cultural studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, mass communications, and more). Qualified candidates must possess successful teaching experience in a public speaking or hybrid (public speaking plus introduction to human communication) course. We seek candidates with experiences, skills, and potential to provide mentoring support to historically underrepresented students (such as students of color, Native American students, LGBT students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students).

For a complete job posting including application instructions, please navigate to the online job board.

ENS Cachan postdoc

One two-year postdoctoral position is available with the History of Social Science Group (H2S) at École normale supérieure de Cachan, France, starting October/December 2011.

We are currently looking to hire one postdoctoral fellow for a newly funded grant from the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) to study cross-disciplinary research ventures in postwar American social science.

* Requirements
Candidates should have completed their doctoral degree (within the past two years) in a relevant discipline or field, such as history of economics, history of science, history of social science, American Studies, U.S. history, American Civilization, higher education, sociology of science, and should have interest or expertise in cross-disciplinary research ventures in social science after WWII.

* Start date

* Stipend (net)
2120 euros (monthly) plus research money for archival work and conference participation.

* Application Instructions
Please send an email describing briefly background, previous training and interests along with a CV and contact information for two references. Journal publications or other samples of scholarly writing may also be included. Please send application materials to Philippe
Fontaine at «philippe.fontaine@ens-cachan.fr».

* Deadline to Apply

ACLS Public Fellows

ACLS Public Fellows
Fellowship Details

Stipend: $50,000 – $78,000 dependent on position. Health benefits will also be provided.
Tenure: Two years; start dates will vary but range from September 2011 to as late as February 2012 (if security clearance is necessary)
The only way to apply for these positions is through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). Please do not contact any of the agencies directly.
Application deadline: May 16, 2011, 3pm (EDT)
Notification of application status will occur early July 2011.
ACLS invites applications for the inaugural competition of its Public Fellows program. The program will place eight recent Ph.D.s in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector for two years, beginning in some cases as early as September 2011. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these agencies and receive professional mentoring. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and at the same level as new professional employees of the hosting agency and will include health insurance.

This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.

ACLS seeks applications from recent Ph.D.s who wish to begin careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

Applicants must:
possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between January 2008 and March 2011
not have applied to any other ACLS Fellowship programs in the 2010-2011 competition year, including the New Faculty Fellows program
Prospective applicants should read through all the positions listed below and be ready to choose one when beginning the online application process. Applicants may apply to only one position. The deadline for submitted applications is Monday, May 16, 3pm EDT, and complete applications will include: (1) completed application form; (2) cover letter tailored to a specific position; (3) resume; (4) candidate statement; and (5) one nomination letter. The only way to apply for these positions is through the ACLS Public Fellows program. Only complete applications, submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) by the deadline will be considered.

Submitted applications will undergo ACLS’ standard rigorous peer review process, which may include interviews by ACLS and by the hosting agency. Reviewers will look for: (a) applicant’s academic accomplishment and success; (b) demonstrated relationship between past experience and specified position; and (c) commitment to the public and/or non-profit sector. Applicants who advance to the interview stages will need to be available in the timeframe listed below.

Participating Agencies and Positions
Click on the positions to view the PDF of the full description, which includes detailed information on the hosting agency, the position, and requisite qualifications. Please do not contact any of these agencies with questions (i.e., on the position, benefits, etc.).

Association of American Universities (AAU)
— Policy Analyst
Council on Foundations
— Leadership Development Officer
Institute for International Education (IIE)
— Program Officer, Scholar Rescue Fund
National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
— Program Officer
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
— Cultural Programs Specialist
— Cultural Communications Specialist
U.S. Department of State
— two positions, various departments
ACLS will field only questions about the fellowship program itself and not on the positions or the organizations. Please carefully review the program description, the positions, and the sample application before contacting ACLS. Questions about the fellowship program can be directed in writing to fellowships@acls.org (no calls please).

Monday, May 16, 2011
3pm EDT

Online Fellowship Application
Sample Application

Postdoctoral fellow-University of Denver

Postdoctoral Lecturer, University of Denver

The Department of Communication Studies grants the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. The graduate program is focused on three areas of inquiry: Culture and Communication, Interpersonal and Family Communication, and Rhetoric and Communication Ethics. The area of Culture and Communication investigates the communicative constitution and intersection of difference in its various codifications as culture, race, class, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender and sexual orientation. Its vision is to promote an ethic of inclusivity, racial and social justice, reciprocity, and mutual transformation in the encounter of difference. Courses reflect this emphasis, focusing on the social and performative construction of identity, the politics of representation, performances of affect, identity, and community and vernacular and embodied rhetorics, all informed by, critical, feminist and queer perspectives on cultural communication.

Given faculty research and teaching foci we are particularly interested in applicants who have teaching and research interests in Communication, transnationalism, diaspora, and/or migration. Scholars with research and teaching foci in the areas of African diaspora studies, citizenship studies, and diaspora studies, and/or queer diaspora studies are particularly welcome. We seek to participate in the process of preparing recent Ph.D. recipients for tenure track positions and careers in academia. A central component of this position is mentoring; thus, a faculty mentor will be assigned to our new colleague. Eligible applicants are individuals who have received the Ph.D. in Communication no earlier than May 2008. The person hired will be expected to teach six courses over three quarters (two courses a quarter).

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the University’s Common Curriculum and the major of the department of Communication Studies. Given these needs, in consultation with the Dean’s Office, the following courses are likely possibilities.

Teaching Description:
* First Year Seminar  (1) : Special topic course and advising for first year students. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)
* Ways of Knowing Class (2 or 3): For undergraduates, for instance, COMN 2220, Race and Popular Culture and COMN 2210, Gender and Communication. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)
* Advanced Seminar (2 or 3 Classes): For advanced undergraduates, for instance ASEM 2509, Communication and the Production of Culture, or a new ASEM focused o the candidates specific interest. (Title and content to be determined by the Fellow the Department, and the Dean’s Office.)

Ph.D. in Communication no earlier than May 2008.
Experience teaching at a College or University level desired.

To be considered an applicant, you must submit your application, C.V., cover letter. list of references, and scholarly publications online. Please also send three letters of recommendation:

Bernadette Calafell
University of Denver
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Sturm Hall, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80208

Review of applications will begin March 15th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer.

Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits

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