MIT: Postdoc in Linguistic Anthropology (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Postdoctoral Associate in Linguistic Anthropology, Anthropology Program, to teach the twelve-unit course “Language, Culture, and Communication” each year. In addition, will devote three to five hours each week to the Language and Technology Lab, coordinating a recurring workshop, updating the website, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate research partners.

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology or a closely related field by the time of appointment. The area of geographic expertise is open, though we encourage scholars whose work engages with global languages and cultures.
PREFERRED: research interest in the relationship between language and technology, broadly conceived; experience with both qualitative and quantitative research, including computational methods; and experience with collaborative research and a desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a leadership capacity.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility for renewal, beginning September 9, 2021.

UNC Ashville: University Fellow for Faculty Diversity in Sociology (USA)

PostdocsUniversity Fellow for Faculty Diversity in Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Ashville, Ashville, NC. Deadline: Open until filled, but review begins March 1, 2021.

To support the development of a more diverse professoriate, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UNC Asheville invites applications for the new University Fellowship for Faculty Diversity (University Fellows) Program. The program invites pre-doctoral and post-doctoral candidates looking specifically to take on an academic position at a liberal arts institution which takes equal pride in the excellence of its faculty’s teaching and the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and creative production.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or be a Ph.D. candidate nearing the completion of their degree (ABD). The University Fellow will teach Introduction to Sociology, along with other courses in the fellow’s area of expertise. While the fellow’s area of specialization is open, we are looking for a critical teacher-scholar whose teaching and research complement and enhance the department’s social justice focus. The successful candidate will have a lightened teaching load, extensive mentorship, and support for the development of their pedagogy and scholarship. The term of appointment is 2 (post doc) to 3 (pre doc) years. Following this term, the University Fellow may be offered a tenure-track position in the Department. Additional information about the University Fellowship program may be found at this link: https://academicaffairs.unca.edu/faculty-openings/university-fellowship-for-faculty-diversity/.

UPenn: Global Communication Postdoc (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral fellowship, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline: February 1, 2021.

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. Our translocal approach fuses multidisciplinary “area studies” knowledge with theory and methodology in the humanities and social sciences. This synthesis of deep expertise and interdisciplinary inquiry stimulates critical conversations about entrenched and emerging communicative structures, practices, flows, and struggles. We explore new ways of understanding and explaining the world, including public scholarship, algorithmic culture, the arts, multi-modal scholarship, and digital archives. 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.

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.