Microsoft Research: Social Media Postdoc (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Researcher for July 2021-23, Social Media Collective, Microsoft Research, New England (MSRNE), Cambridge, MA. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

The Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for a two-year social media postdoctoral researcher. This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose work draws on communication, media studies, anthropology, sociology, and/or science & technology studies to bring empirical and critical perspectives to bear on complex socio-technical issues.

The Social Media Collective is comprised of full-time researchers, postdocs, visiting faculty, Ph.D. interns, and research assistants. Current projects in New England include:

– How do people build social capital with each other in remote and hybrid work, and how do those processes facilitate or harm inclusion? (Nancy Baym)

– How do social media platforms, through algorithmic design and content policies, serve as custodians of public discourse? (Tarleton Gillespie)

– What are the cultural, political, and ethical implications of on-demand platform economies as new forms and sites of semi-automated, globally-distributed digital labor? (Mary L. Gray)

– how do discourses and designs of ideal social media habits function within apparatuses of platform capitalism? (Niall Docherty)

Brown U: Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoc (USA)


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.

Hong Kong Baptist U: AI and Media Research Lab (China)

“Job2 positions, AI and Media Research Lab, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: May 30, 2020.

Post-doctoral Fellow in AI and Media Research Lab, Department of Journalism, School of Communication.

Senior Research Assistant in AI and Media Research Lab, Department of Journalism, School of Communication.

Both positions conduct research around social media, online incivility, and misinformation, with particular foci around the two topics of politics and COVID-19.

U Manchester Postdoc: World Literature (UK)

PostdocsThe University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: World Literature, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Deadline: 3 April 2018.

As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Academic Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive several thousand pounds per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year. Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship. You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will join us at an exciting moment. In 2018 we are launching a new programme in World Literature. It will build on our strength in languages and literature, and on current expertise in literary theory, translation and intercultural studies. You will make a vital contribution. We will expect you to be a specialist in any central aspect of world or comparative literature. Ideally you’ll demonstrate expertise in non-western areas and bring to the role a strong profile in theory and methods.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification.

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.

Vienna School of International Studies Postdoc: International Relations (Austria)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellow in International Relations
Vienna School of International Studies
Closes: 16th April 2017

The Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatische Akademie Wien) is proposing the appointment of a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations for two years, from 25 September 2017. Geared towards promoting the professional development of the appointee, he/she will focus on his/her own research and do a limited amount of graduate teaching.

The successful candidate must hold – or have evidence of the imminent completion of – a doctorate in Political Science/International Relations. A record of research achievement at the international level, a strong agenda for future research and previous teaching experience – preferably at graduate level – are essential.

The Vienna School of International Studies is a professional school, specialized in the interdisciplinary training of graduate students, and an associate member of APSIA. The presence of international organizations in Vienna makes for excellent research opportunities, in particular for research dealing with global governance and multilateralism broadly defined.

U Hong Kong Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Creating a vibrant, young research community at the heart of
Asia’s top university for the arts and humanities

Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia’s global university. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts
 is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Our international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of our staff and students and our collaborations with other top universities around the globe. As a Fellow, you will be contributing to a vibrant research community and interacting with acclaimed scholars from across all humanities disciplines.

Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six inaugural, three-year Fellowships for 2017-2020. 

Deadline for applications
: January 1, 2017
Notification of application result: by or before the end of March 2017
Expected start date: September 1, 2017
Enquiries: Mr Edward Shen at

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Australia)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Humanities
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
End of advertisement period: 09 Jun 2016
Ref: 499093

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) is a large comprehensive Faculty with a broad academic profile and substantial research achievements. Teaching in the Faculty is underpinned by substantial research performance and several specialized fields of research were judged at the highest level (5 ranking) in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) evaluation that concluded at the end of 2015. These research achievements internationally are reflected in the 2016 Leiden rankings (based on impact, not reputation), where the Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ ranks 21st in the world on the quantum of publications in ranked journals, placing us first in Australia and in the Oceania region (for the full data-set see The quality of our overall Faculty’s performance is also evident in the QS Top Universities Rankings for 2015 which places Social Sciences at UQ at 30th in the world, and Humanities in the top 50.

The Faculty’s Executive Dean is Professor Tim Dunne, who continues to be active in his field of political science alongside his leadership role.

The role
The successful appointee will provide assistance to the Executive Dean on a variety of research related tasks. In addition to research support, the successful applicant will prepare course materials for a new Masters course that is under development using the case study method. The post-holder will author or co-author the course materials as well as assist in the delivery and management of the course, including assisting the Executive Dean in promoting his research, and that of Political Science and International Studies/Humanities and Social Sciences, by managing his personal website and assisting with his social media profile.

The person
Applicants should possess a PhD specialising in one or more of the following areas: Internal Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, or related field. Applicants should have at least two years’ full-time experience (during the PhD and/or otherwise), or its equivalent , in a relevant area of expertise. Experience in collaborative writing of scholarly papers and dissemination of research findings in relevant academic outlet is also required.

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2.5 years at Research Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $79,170.68 – $84,985.56 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $92,629.69 – $99,433.10 p.a.).

To discuss this role please contact Professor Tim Dunne on +61 7 336 51822 or

U Denver postdocs

Lecturer-Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver invites applications for a three year, annually renewable, Lecturer-Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow with a specific focus on migration and/or diaspora studies, to begin September 1, 2012.

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. 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 2009. 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.
•       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 or3): 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.)

Review of applications will begin April 9, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who wish to apply must complete an online application at Attach letter of application and vitae. Please mail evidence of teaching effectiveness (syllabi and sample evaluations), three letters of recommendation, and other materials to:

Dr. Roy Wood, Chair Search Committee
Department of Communication Studies
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Sturm 200
University of Denver
Denver, CO 80208

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.