Media Inequality & Change Center: Postdoc (USA)

PostdocsPost-Doctoral Researcher for Philadelphia’s Media Ecosystem: Journalism, Community Organizing, and the Narratives and Power Structures that Shape our City, Media, Inequality & Change Center, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline extended: May 1, 2020.

This project will explore the way that community groups across the region harness media and journalism and other tools to build community power. The researcher will focus on understanding the interrelationship between community-oriented media, organizing, and social change. This research will include a network analysis of both community media institutions and local community groups to understand their interconnections, as well as a qualitative examination of the ways media and other tools are harnessed to build within and across communities in the region. This post is full-time and for up to 24 months (part-time applications will also be considered).

The Media, Inequality and Change Center (MIC) is a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School and Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. The Center explores the intersections between media, democracy, technology, policy, and social justice. It is committed to studying the political economy of social problems, media, and democracy, while engaging local activist projects, and drawing connections with national and international social movements. 

Postdoc: Intercultural Danish-German Communication (Denmark)

PostdocsPostdoc in Intercultural Danish-German Communication, Department of German and Romance Languages, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Deadline: 31 March 2020.

For the position, funded by an Aarhus University Research Foundation starting grant, the department is seeking an applicant who will contribute to the research in the project “Intercultural Danish-German communication”, in close cooperation with the Interreg 5A project kultKIT. The successful applicant will carry out research on Danish-German intercultural communication in close collaboration with principal investigator Erla Hallsteinsdóttir. The successful applicant must be prepared to participate in and contribute to the research activities (data collection and analysis as well as publication and dissemination activities) as they are defined in the project application.

The focus of the research will be on aspects that are fundamental to intercultural understanding in international strategic communication in a broad sense, with special focus on aspects of intercultural understanding, intercultural competences or linguistic aspects of interculturality. The project is linked to the research programme Communication in International Business and the Professions at the School of Communication and Culture.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to have a background in intercultural communication. We are particularly interested in applicants with both research expertise and practical experience in communication in a Danish-German context.

Masaryk U: Postdoc in Educational Research (Czech Republic)

PostdocsPostdoc in the field of Educational Research, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: 29 February 2020.

The Faculty of Education, Masaryk University conducts research on educational systems, schools, curriculum, teaching and learning in a broader socio-cultural context. The Faculty seeks to engage a post-doctoral researcher to strengthen the international (comparative) and interdisciplinary dimension of its research and expertise. The post-doctoral researcher should contribute to the research activities of the Faculty by preparing, conducting, and evaluating empirical and/or theoretical research, and publishing its outcomes for the international research community. His/her research should focus on educational systems / curriculum / instruction / the teaching profession with special attention to diversity and/or transformation to provide a basis for elaborating theories and/or outlining innovations in the field of education. It should address issues such as educational systems transformation, curriculum development, knowledge sharing, meaning making, intercultural learning, multilingualism, etc. The research outcomes should be relevant for educational and cultural institutions (especially schools) with the potential to enhance their social, linguistic, cultural, organisational and pedagogical development.

Masaryk U: Postdoc in Education Research (Czech Republic)

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Postdoc Position in the Field of Educational Research, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: 29 February 2020.

The Faculty of Education, Masaryk University conducts research on educational systems, schools, curriculum, teaching and learning in a broader socio-cultural context. The Faculty seeks to engage a post-doctoral researcher to strengthen the international (comparative) and interdisciplinary dimension of its research and expertise. The post-doctoral researcher should contribute to the research activities of the Faculty by preparing, conducting, and evaluating empirical and/or theoretical research, and publishing its outcomes for the international research community. His/her research should focus on educational systems / curriculum / instruction / the teaching profession with special attention to diversity and/or transformation to provide a basis for elaborating theories and/or outlining innovations in the field of education. It should address issues such as educational systems transformation, curriculum development, knowledge sharing, meaning making, intercultural learning, multilingualism, etc. The research outcomes should be relevant for educational and cultural institutions (especially schools) with the potential to enhance their social, linguistic, cultural, organisational and pedagogical development.

U Penn: Postdoc in Global Communication (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: February 1, 2020.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a “CARGC Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This is a one-year position renewable for a second year based on successful performance. With a core commitment to the development of early career scholars worldwide, CARGC hosts postdoctoral, doctoral, undergraduate, and faculty fellows who collaborate in research groups, author CARGC Press publications, and organize talks, lectures, symposia, conferences, and summer institutes. CARGC postdoctoral fellows work on their own research, typically a book manuscript, and collaborate with staff and postdoctoral, doctoral and undergraduate fellows. They may design and teach one undergraduate course during their second year. They present a CARGC Colloquium and publish one CARGC Paper with CARGC Press. Fellows are provided a stipend of $50,000, a research fund of $3000, health insurance, a work space, computer and library access.

CARGC Fellows integrate primary sources and regional expertise in theoretically inflected, historically informed, comparative, translocal and transnational analyses of media, technology, geopolitics and culture. Candidates challenging normative paradigms and incorporating non-Western theories, sources and contexts, are especially welcome. Ongoing research groups focus on theory and history in global media studies, geopolitics and the popular, digital sovereignty, and radical media and culture. We recommend that applicants read our 5 year-report to familiarize themselves with our mission and priorities. This year we are particularly interested in candidates working on the Middle East and/or Latin America with Arabic and/or Spanish primary sources, though all candidates will be actively considered.

U Edinburgh Postdoc: Language Production/Dialogue (UK)

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Research Associate, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline: 9 December 2019.

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research Associate for a fixed period for 2 years (with a possibility of further extension in line with the research project).  The Research Associate will contribute to a programme of research on language production/dialogue in children and adults as part of Professor Holly Branigan’s research group. S/he will contribute to the development of the research programme; design, carry out and analyse experiments; and write up and contribute to relevant reports. Some delivery of undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching activities related to the topics of language production and/or dialogue will also be required. Applications are invited from those with a PhD (pending and assumed complete can be considered) in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or related disciplines

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Postdoc (Italy)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Deadline: 18 October 2019.

The EUI has a vacancy for a Research Fellow in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), Florence, Italy. The position will be full-time, two years, starting 01/01/20 or as soon as possible after this date. Subject to the availability of future funding, the contract can be further renewed several times up to a total of 5 years (including the first contract period).

The Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) conducts new research on some of the most pressing public policy issues related to asylum, migration and mobility in the European Union. To support MPC’s work on the MEDAM project, they are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills and experience in cross-country analysis of public attitudes to migration and/or public preferences for migration policies.

The Research Fellow will work with Professor Martin Ruhs (Deputy Director of the MPC) to analyse public attitudes and preferences for migration policies in selected countries in Europe and Africa. The Research Fellow will help design, commission, and analyse data from new surveys of public policy attitudes (incl. conjoint survey experiments). The work will also involve a number of in-depth interviews with policymakers. Project outputs will include academic publications, blog posts, and policy briefs.

U Pennsylvania: Mellon Postdoc in Humanities (USA)

PostdocsAndrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, Wolf Humanities Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: October 15, 2019.

The Wolf Humanities Center awards five (5) one-year Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships each academic year to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate. Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions, whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn’s intellectual life.

The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the topic will be CHOICE.

The Fellowship carries a stipend of $57,900 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.

U Madrid Postdoc: Multilingualism, Social Identities, ICC (Spain)

PostdocsMarie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship: Multilingualism, Social Identities, Intercultural Relations and Communication. Department of General Linguistics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. Deadline: 14 July 2019.

MIRCo (Multilingualism, Social Identities, Intercultural Relations and Communication) is a consolidated international and interdisciplinary research group, based at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Since 2000, MIRCo has been devoted to the study of multilingualism in its linguistic, discursive, social, political, economic and educational aspects, from a critical, interactional and ethnographic perspective. MIRCO seeks to obtain innovative answers, not only in theoretical terms but also regarding methods and applications, for example by addressing innovative strategies such as citizen science. Our goal is for MIRCO to become a space of encounter and connection between basic and applied research networks, at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). The main lines of research are: Multilingualism and multilingual practices in different social áreas; speakers’ linguistic trajectories and models of speakerhood; discourse and power; intercultural communication and intercultural relations; and linguistic landscapes and the transformation of urban spaces through communicative practices.

MIRCo are looking forward to hosting postdocs with strong interest in language and society, and/or in discourse studies. The MIRCo Researh Group will provide a space for scientific exchange in which specialists from different fields coordinate and perform “frontier research.” Interested applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a brief summary of why they would like to join the MIRCO group to the contact person before July 15th, 2019.

Postdoc Lancaster U: Social Inequalities (UK)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowship in Social Inequalities, Lancaster University, UK. Deadline: 17 May 2019.

Lancaster is searching for a postdoctoral fellow in sociology and/or media and cultural studies to assist Professor Beverley Skeggs in the development of a new research centre in the field of inequalities.

You will be able to demonstrate both outstanding research potential and experience in administration (building profile) and collaborative team working. You will be expected to pursue a high-profile research agenda, generate and support bids for external research funding and produce publications. You will also have an opportunity to supervise BA and MA dissertations, PhD theses and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate modules (supported by existing staff and balanced with the context of other workload priorities).