U Manchester Job Ad: Research Associate for AHRC (UK)

PostdocsResearch Associate for the AHRC project – Translation, Interpreting and the British Humanitarian Response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s. Languages and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK. Deadline: 15 October 2018Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.

The Division of Languages and Intercultural Studies is seeking to appoint a fixed-term (18-months full time) Research Associate to work on the project ‘Translation, interpreting and the British humanitarian response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s’, which explores the strategic importance of translation and interpreting in the early reception and resettlement phases of selected groups of asylum seekers and refugees in England since the 1940s, with specific reference to non-state actors. Duties include data collection (based on archival research and oral histories) and analysis, managing the project’s online presence, actively contributing to networking with project collaborators, communicating the project’s outputs, and preparing a single-authored written output. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. migration studies), and demonstrate experience of archival research and interest in cross-disciplinary research. Knowledge of translation and interpreting is not a pre-requisite for this role. Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.

U Liege Postdoc and PHD Scholarships (Belgium)

PostdocsTwo PhD Scholarships and One Postdoctoral Scholarship on Migrants’ Social Protection Strategies, Université de Liège (Belgium), Faculty of Social Sciences (FaSS), Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM). Deadline: June 4, 2018.

Applications are invited for scholarships to work at doctoral and post-doctoral level as part of the Migration, Transnationalism and Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe project (MiTSoPro).

  1. Two doctoral positions: full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years (with possible extension)

  2. One post-doctoral position: full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years

U Canberra Job Ad: Research Associate/Postdoc (Australia)

Job adsThe Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, part of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, is hiring a Research Associate or Postdoctoral Fellow. Deadline: April 30, 2018.

The Centre was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Research Grant for the project A Metastudy of Democratic Deliberation and aims to develop a leading-edge understanding of political deliberation by synthesising results from available empirical studies. A detailed description of the project can be found at www.delibdem.org. Dr Simon Niemeyer, Professor John Dryzek and Dr Nicole Curato are the project’s chief investigators. Professor André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart) and Professor Mark Warren (University of British Columbia) are also part of the team.

U Minnesota Job Ad: Postdoc in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, Inclusivity (USA)

Job adsPostdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, and Inclusivity, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Review of applications will begin April 22, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC), within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, extends this invitation for applications for a nine-month, renewable, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar Position beginning fall semester 2018. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546) over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2018 (08/27/2017). This position is annually renewable for up to a total of three years, subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in teaching courses related to media, popular culture, diversity, and inclusivity. The position requires expertise in journalism or mass communication and evidence of excellence in teaching in higher education settings. Continue reading “U Minnesota Job Ad: Postdoc in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, Inclusivity (USA)”

U Pennsylvania Postdoc: Global Communication (USA)

PostdocsINTERNATIONAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

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.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) produces and promotes scholarly research on global communication and public life. As an institute for advanced study dedicated to global media studies, we revisit enduring questions and engage pressing matters in geopolitics and communication. Our vision of “inclusive globalization” recognizes plurality and inequality in global media, politics, and culture.

CARGC postdoctoral fellows work on their own research, typically a book manuscript, and collaborate with staff and postdoctoral, doctoral and undergraduate fellows. They also design and teach one undergraduate course, typically during their second year. They also present a CARGC Colloquium and publish at least one original 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.

We are interested in scholars integrating 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. Current research groups focus on “theory and history in global media studies,” “geopolitics, media & culture,” “digital sovereignty,” and “radical media and culture.”

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.

UC London Postdoc: Multimodal Communication (UK)

PostdocsResearch Associate in Multimodal CommunicationUniversity College London – UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences – Experimental Psychology. Deadline: 21 December 2017.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Institute of Multimodal Communication, located within the Experimental Psychology Research Department, UCL. The project, funded by a ERC grant awarded to Gabriella Vigliocco, investigates the role of multimodal cues (such as gesture and eyegaze) in language learning and processing. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement multimodal computational models to be used to predict behavioural and neural responses. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the writing of manuscripts and presenting the data at international conferences. Strong support for personal and professional development will be available. This post in funded for 2 years, in the first instance.

Applicants must hold a PhD, or have submitted their thesis, in Experimental Psychology, AI, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or Linguistics, and have computational experience. The ability to work as part of a research team is essential, as is the ability to problem-solve in a technical setting. Programming skills are essential.

Norwegian U of Science & Technology Postdoc: Linguistics

PostdocsThe Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications from qualified individuals for a 3-year postdoc position within the research group AcqVA (Acquistion, Variation & Attrition).

The AcqVA group is a joint research group between UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø and NTNU in Trondheim. The Trondheim unit of the group consists of 18 researchers, including 3 professors, 4 associate professors, 1 postdoc, 8 PhD candidates, and 1 20% adjunct professor. The group is currently in the process of recruiting a new Phd candidate. The group members are involved in a number of research projects both locally and internationally, many of which have received external funding.

Deadline: February 1, 2018.

King’s College London: Postdoc Second Language Education (UK)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellow in Additional or Second Language EducationKing’s College London (UK)

The School of Education, Communication and Society is seeking to recruit an outstanding early career researcher who has recently completed their PhD, to contribute to research and teaching in additional/second language education, TESOL and applied linguistics. They will teach and supervise on the School’s MA programmes and contribute to the research and publications profile of the Centre for Language Discourse and Communication (LDC) as well as the wider School

This post will be full-time and fixed term from Jan 2nd to Dec 31st 2018 funded by an endowment (the Blackwells Endowment).

Applicants should have a proven research track record and a commitment to teaching in higher education.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

Closing date: 08 October 2017

U Oslo Postdoctoral Fellowship: Human Geography (Norway)

FellowshipsPostdoctoral Fellow in Human Geography or equivalentUniversity of Oslo, Norway. Deadline: August 15, 2017.

The position is associated with a research project called “AdaptationCONNECTS” funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The objective of the project is to develop new understandings of whether and how different types of transformations can contribute to successful adaptation to climate change. The announced position is linked to the “Art Connects” work package, which explores the role of art in adaptation processes. The first phase of the project involves semi-structured interviews with Norwegian and international artists who address climate change in their work. The second phase builds on principles of action research to develop a creative lab that fosters transdisciplinary dialogue and interaction among artists and scientists. The lab will engage with artists, students and academics in diverse disciplines, and the broader public through artist residencies, exhibitions, lecture series, publications, and creative workshops.

The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of a research group on climate change and society lead by Professor Karen O´Brien at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. More information on the project, including project description, can be obtained at the project website.

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in (aktuelle fagområder). Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Applicants must have the capacity for independent academic research at a high level, preferably documented through publications in international journals.
  • Applicants must have a good understanding of both the human dimensions of climate change and cultural geography, as well as experience with transdisciplinary research and working with artists.
  • Residence in Norway is expected, but Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.