- Senior Research Associate: Narratives on Migration
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications of interest from early and mid-career researchers who work in the broader field of narratives on migration and integration in Canada and in comparative perspective with a special emphasis on the role of social media in shaping those narratives. The relevant candidate should have related expertise in the field of populism and nativism, public attitudes on migration, and with a focus on how these are being shaped in the current context where communication is dominated by the social media. Candidates with expertise in statistical analysis of public attitudes as well as with expertise specifically on the analysis of social media and related specialized software are particularly encouraged to apply. An applicant must hold a PhD in the social sciences, with a strong publication and research track record on migration. The candidate must demonstrate comparative perspectives as well as analytical thinking beyond case studies. Fluency in English is required; French knowledge and international experience are assets. Previous experience in research fund raising is also an asset.
- Research Fellow: Migration, Mobility and the Future of Work
In addition, they invite applications of interest for a Research Fellow in the broader field of Migration, Mobility and the Future of Work with a special focus on what has been termed ‘digital nomads’. The relevant candidate will have expertise on the issue of ‘placeless work’, remote work, engagement into digital platforms, with a focus on those people who tend to live in one place but work in another. Expertise on Canada is of interest but applications from people working in other countries or also other world regions are strongly encouraged. An applicant must hold a PhD in the social sciences, with a strong publication and research track record in migration. The candidate must demonstrate comparative perspectives as well as analytical thinking beyond case studies. Fluency in English is required; French knowledge and international experience are assets. Previous experience in research fund raising is also an asset.
Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. Deadline: 7 December 2022.
The Faculty of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter are seeking to appoint a new Senior Lecturer with a particular interest in Intercultural Communication. This full time, permanent post is available from January 2023. They are looking to extend the research profile of Intercultural Communication and to offer leadership and specialist teaching on the new MA in this area. To complement existing strengths within the Faculty, you may have research and teaching interests in intercultural communication and the workplace/ health/ pragmatics/ the global south/ media or business communication. You will be a member of the Department of Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies, but expected to work and create connections across disciplines. You may also be required to teach on and convene modules at undergraduate level, as well as attracting and supervising postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate research students.
Research Fellow in the
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Deadline: 18 November 2022.
The European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) carries out research on the major issues facing Europe, bridging the world of academia and practice through interdisciplinary and applied research. The Research Fellow will be based at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) which is part of the RSCAS. The MPC is a multi-disciplinary research centre that conducts advanced research on the transnational governance of international migration, asylum and mobility. It aims to provide new ideas, rigorous evidence and critical thinking to inform major European and global policy debates.
This position is for a research fellow to work on DYNAMING (funded by HorizonEurope, Jan 2023 – Dec 2025), a new international research and policy project that will analyse the decision-making of potential and actual migrants, and how migrants’ decisions and behaviour – and migration processes more broadly – are perceived and understood by policy actors. DYNAMIG will have a strong focus on migration from and within Africa. Led by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the DYNAMIG consortium includes eight research institutions across Europe and Africa, including MPC.
The Research Fellow will carry out research work in an independent manner and collaborate on the research work of the project. Working closely with Prof. Martin Ruhs, and collaborating with African partner institutions that will conduct interviews and surveys in Africa, the Research Fellow will provide analyses of how European and African policy actors perceive and think about migrants’ decision-making and broader migration processes, and of the ideas and understandings of migrants’ behaviour underpinning migration (and migration-related) policies. Project outputs will include academic publications (at least 2 journal articles), blog posts, and policy briefs.
Senior Research Fellow/Project Coordinator – Complex Migration Flows and Drivers, CERC in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 15 June 2022.
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications of interest from post-doctoral and more senior researchers for the position of a full-time Project Coordinator for a global partnership project examining complex migration flows and multiple drivers in comparative perspective. This six-year project adopts a socio-ecological systems framework that integrates the different drivers and types of migration. The multidisciplinary project will focus on the following:
Generate new data and combine with existing evidence, to map the links between internal, intra-regional and intercontinental migration along complex corridors of population flows in three migration systems;
Develop and test new analytical models that explain the interplay among migration drivers (environmental conditions, demographic and health factors, economic development dynamics, socio-political issues) taking into account also cultural and emotional processes that eventually shape people’s decisions to migrate; and
Translate research knowledge into policy-tools (by developing digital visualization tools, interactive story-driven dashboards, and infographics modeled on approaches found in contemporary data journalism) that will support an efficient and rights-based governance of international migration.
Research Fellow – Irregular Migration, CERC in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 25 April 2022.
The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University invites applications of interest from post-doctoral and more senior research fellows who work in the wider field of irregular migration. This position is offered in close connection with several multi-year international research projects on irregular migration.
The Fellow will conduct research on areas of irregular migration in Canada and in comparative perspective with Europe and North America, including entry, stay, work and other dimensions, pathways between regularity and irregularity, lived experiences of migrants, policy analysis, and methods to estimate irregular migration.
CERC Migration offers an opportunity to pursue new research, develop leadership potential, and collaborate internationally working as part of a research team, headed by Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, at Ryerson University.
StoryFutures Childrens Immersive Audience Researcher, School of Performing and Digital Arts, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK. Deadline: December 25, 2020.
The Center for Digital Creativity is looking for a Research Fellow in children’s immersive storytelling to join the StoryFutures’ team. The role is specifically attached to the StoryFutures China project, designed to develop new immersive experiences through R&D that can enable economic and cultural exchange with partners in Shanghai.
The post holder will integrate the work of StoryFutures China with the wider StoryFutures projects, linking to a range of projects involving immersive experiences being developed for and with children and young people. The role involves working with high profile creative industries partners including The National Gallery, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Foremost Media Group, BBC, Roald Dahl Children’s Charity and more.
The Research Fellow will work as part of a wider Audience Insight team including psychologists, engineers and ethnographers. Ideally the post holder will be comfortable with mixed methods, including qualitative and quantitative approaches, bringing specific experience around children and young people to the project team. An understanding of Mandarin, Chinese cultures, and/or of immersive technologies is an advantage.
The Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment conducts fundamental and applied research that impacts upon teaching practice and learning outcomes, creating better futures, societies and providing the framework for excellence in education. Its focus is around two main themes: Intercultural engagement and global education, and Equity and attainment.
The post of Research Fellow will work within the Equity and Attainment research theme. This will include contribution to bid writing, working on research projects and publishing research results in high quality journals. Additionally, the successful applicant will support the development of new, global higher education programmes at masters and doctoral level, informed by current research.
The post of Senior Research Fellow will lead and manage research projects and develop relationships and collaborations that enhance the reputation of the University whilst advancing knowledge in the field. A key part of the role will be securing funding for projects that relate to the Centre’s strategic priorities, as well as the dissemination of research findings through high quality academic journals and the media. This post may work in either theme, or across both themes.
PhD student in Language and Culture within the research project ”Vocal Practices of Coordinating Human Action” in the Department of Culture and Communication (IKK), at the Graduate School of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University.
Research fellow in Language and Culture, within the project “Vocal Practices of Coordinating Human Action” for the duration of one year, with possible extension up to 4 years in total, formally based at the Department of Culture and Communication (IKK), Linköping University. The duties of the research fellow include fieldwork (video ethnography), transcription, analysis, and research output towards the goals of the project, with possible participation in PhD supervision.
By agreement (during the fall 2017).
PhD student in Language and Culture focused on the field literature, media and ecology. The position is linked both to the research group Literature, Media History and Information Cultures (LMI) and the research program The Seed Box. A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, and is formally placed at the Department of Culture and Communication (IKK), at the Graduate School of Language and Culture in Europe, Linköping University.