Sciences Po: Postdoc in Migration and Integration in Europe (France)

PostdocsPostdoctoral researcher in migration and integration in the European public space, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France. Deadline: 23 December 2020.

The Center for International Research (CERI) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a HERA (Humanities in a European Research Area) Joint Research Programme titled “Negociating Diversity in Expanded European Public Spaces” (PLURISPACE) under the supervision of Prof. Riva Kastoryano, the Project Leader. He or she will be in charge of overlooking CERI’s contribution to the international project’s team. The project started on May 31st, 2019 and the CERI is the lead institution. Partners are the University of Bristol, the University of Oslo, and the University Pompeu Fabra. The PLURISPACE team has delivered already a report on the advancement of the project, a working paper, and started content analysis of official documents on national and local levels.

PHD in Political Science or Sociology expected, as well as fluency in both English and French. The position requires previous scientific production and experience of working on projects devoted to the study of migration, integration, citizenship, identities, recognition in France and Europe, a knowledge of French and European institutions as well as policies with regard to immigration, integration and citizenship.

 

Stellenbosch U: Postdoc in Linguistics & Identity (South Africa)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowship in General Linguistics for the project Politics of the Belly: Language, Food, and Memory in the (Re)Construction of South African Identity, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2021-23. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

The grantholder of the above project, Dr. Marcelyn Oostendorp, invites applications from suitably qualified doctorate graduates for a postdoctoral fellowship valued at R220 000 per annum. The postdoctoral fellowship is based at Stellenbosch University and is available for two (2) years. The fellowship is only available to one individual who has obtained their doctorate degree within the past five (5) years, who has not attained their doctoral degree at Stellenbosch University, and whose degree was in the area of (applied) linguistics, literature, communication/rhetoric, or another language-related discipline.

This project will investigate the construction of identity and memory in discourses on food, and will employ multimodal discourse analysis as the main theoretical framework and analytical tool. The aim of the project is to shed light on how semiotic resources are used to (re)construct memory, identity, and place in our discursive engagements with food.

Applicants must: a) be available to start the fellowship on 1 April 2021; b) be willing to work full time; c) be competent and experienced in discourse/multimodal analysis and/or in experimental methods (such as eye-tracking); d) hold a PhD and must have graduated within the past five (5) years; e) be able to work in a team environment; f) have experience in writing academic articles; and g) be able to articulately communicate academic findings to disseminate results.

Europa-Universität Flensburg Postdoc (Germany)

PostdocsResearch Associate (PostDoc), Europa-Universität Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany. Deadline: 30 November 2020.

As this job announcement is open to candidates from all disciplines, the position’s institutional affiliation within EUF is currently undefined. The employment start date of 1 March 2021 may be modified if the selected candidate is contractually bound to a specific position.

Within the scope of the advertised position, the selected candidate should develop and submit to the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), for example within the funding lines of the DFG’s Individual Research Grants program, Emmy Noether Program, a funding application for her/his own position and hence for the continuation of her/his research at Europa-Universität Flensburg. Through this start-up funding, EUF aims to promote and support early-stage researchers by giving them access to special qualification and employment opportunities.

This year’s call for proposals targets early-stage scholars with experience in a discipline represented by Europa-Universität Flensburg. The planned research project can be based outside of the university’s existing research centers, or can be connected to these. It is expected to be an innovative project that ties in with the academic profile of the corresponding discipline.

U Basel Postdoc in Social Exclusion/Ostracism (Switzerland)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Researcher, Center for Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Deadline: October 15, 2020.

The Center seeks to expand their research team in either of the two following two areas: 1) fluency research; 2) research on social exclusion/ostracism. You will be working in a highly motivated research team that combines experimental work with the use of representative survey data. This is a postdoctoral position for a period of two years with the possibility of extension by four more years. The salary is very attractive and additional resources are available for research and conference travel. Teaching can be in German or English and amounts to three courses per year. International applications are strongly encouraged.

Cornell U: Postdoc in Social Media (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Associate, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

The Cornell Social Media Lab in the Department of Communication at Cornell University is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to participate in inter-university research at the intersection of instructional design, human-computer interaction, and educational technology. The postdoc will work on the development of technologies and content for educational interventions as a part of the Social Media TestDrive project, an interactive digital citizenship education tool developed in collaboration with Common Sense Education. As they seek to expand the Social Media TestDrive program to new populations, such as youth from low-income households and older adults, they are especially interested in someone who has interest and experience designing inclusive technologies and educational interventions for diverse populations of learners.

This position is a 1-year, full-time academic position beginning August 1, 2020 and renewable for a 2nd year contingent on available work, funding and performance. The Postdoctoral Associate will be part of an interdisciplinary project team of researchers and students in the Cornell Social Media Lab, the Cornell Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Information Science, Lehigh University College of Engineering and Applied Science, and external partners (e.g., Common Sense Education, New York State 4-H) who are working to advance social media literacy and digital education among youth. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resourceful, highly engaged, and passionate about digital learning and social media literacy. The Postdoctoral Associate will be based in the Cornell Social Media Lab and will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and a collaborative community of scholars interested in social behaviors and information and communication technologies.

Aarhus U Postdoc: Intellectual History of Global Inequality: Argentina (Denmark)

PostdocsOne-Year Postdoc Position: An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015: Argentina, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. Deadline: 26 July 2020.

The School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history of ideas. The position is full-time, and is available from 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be part of the project ‘An Intellectual History of Global Inequality, 1960-2015’.

The project will investigate the historical relationship between location and the intellectual history of inequality. The research objects of this study are concepts, theories and ‘languages’ relating to international economic inequality from 1960 to 2015. The approach is historical-contextualist and combines conceptual and intellectual history, focusing upon contributions to academic and public debates by public intellectuals, especially economists, sociologists, historians and philosophers. Furthermore, the approach is comparative: it will compare the thought of Northern (primarily American), Indian, African (primarily Ghanaian) and South American (primarily Argentinian) public intellectuals. The project is thus divided into four subprojects (with this position focusing on Argentina), each investigating a significant geographical area in the global discourse on economic inequality, enabling us to make new comparisons and trace connections in South-South as well as in North-South exchanges. The project will be an important contribution to the global turn in intellectual and conceptual history. The successful applicant will be responsible for the sub-project on Argentina. The postdoc will study key Argentinian intellectuals and the intellectual history of international and global economic inequality in Argentina.

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.