U Loughborough job ad: Research Fellowships

University of Loughborough
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships

Our researchers are renowned for the quality and relevance of their work, driven by the need to address real-life issues. They contribute at the very highest levels to new knowledge and understanding, helping business and industry to compete more effectively, shaping public policy and, ultimately, improving the quality of people’s lives. Now we are looking for the brightest stars to become Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows. You’ll be creative and passionate about your research, with a clear vision of how it could make a difference to the world – and the ambition to make it happen. With a growing international reputation for the quality of your work, developed through your post-doctoral experience, you will become a research leader of the future. With us you’ll achieve that potential in a supportive, collaborative and family-friendly research environment. If you’re interested in applying, you must have a completed PhD and be able to show how your research is affiliated to one of Loughborough’s Schools.

Closing date for applications: 11 March 2016

Job description
These Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowships are a critical part of our investment in research excellence and are designed to support early-career individuals who are developing an international reputation for the quality of their research. Each Fellowship will significantly enhance the research capability of the University in the area(s) proposed by the Fellow and agreed with the hosting School.

U Oxford job ad: Research Fellowship in Global Refugee Policy

Junior Research Fellowship in Global Refugee PolicyRefugee Studies Centre (RSC)
University of Oxford – Oxford Department of International Development
Closes: 11th March 2016

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford

In the context of various refugee crises including the European context, the RSC is launching a centre-wide project called ‘Rethinking Refuge.’, which will include a series of workshops and seminars. To advance this project and to stimulate creative academic reflection relating to refugee policy, the RSC seeks a JRF in Global Refugee Policy. The JRF will work collaboratively on the development of this centre-wide initiative, work with RSC staff on a series of joint outputs notably on ‘responsibility-sharing in the refugee regime’, and undertake independent research. The successful candidate may be asked to teach an option course on the MSc in RFM Studies. The post is full-time, for a fixed-term of 2 years, to start in April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have: a doctorate (or be close to completing a doctorate) in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. politics, international relations, public policy, law, modern history, geography, anthropology, or sociology) with a focus on refugee issues; a track record of publishing work in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic publications, including a sole authored publication in a highly regarded journal in a relevant field, or in leading academic press; proven interest in refugee policy, demonstrated by engagement with relevant institutions and/or policy processes; ability to organise and convene academic events that engage both academics and policy-makers in dialogue; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the Refugee Studies Centre at meetings; and the potential to make a significant academic contribution to the field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 11 March 2016 can be considered.

Oxford University job ad: Research Fellow in Qualitative Audience Research (UK)

Research Fellow (Qualitative Audience Research)

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a researcher to work for one year as part of a larger project aimed at analysing media developments in a sample of more than twenty European countries, with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics.

The purpose of the larger project is to develop a better understanding of media developments in these countries (and their implications), including the interplay between analogue and digital media and the relation between news provision and news consumption. The project output includes both academic publications and publications oriented primarily at media industry professionals, practicing journalists, and policy-maker audiences.

The person appointed to this one-year position will primarily be working with RISJ Director of Research, Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, on a specific piece of qualitative research using interviews and other methods to understand why a significant minority of people—about 7% in the UK— largely seem to avoid news even as they are surrounded by an abundance of easily available content and by media organizations that actively seek their attention. The work will be part of the wider project, which expands our ongoing, annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report. The role is specifically tied to the issue of news avoidance but will also include working with the wider project team including the principal investigators, the project coordinator, a team of other Oxford-based researchers, as well as a wider network of outside partners from both the academy and the media industry as part of the larger project. The position is an exceptional chance to be part of one of the largest international studies of news media use in the world.

This post is based on fixed-term full-time contract terms at the Reuters Institute, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will be able to undertake advanced survey research and qualitative analysis and have attained a PhD/DPhil or equivalent experience in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies, or be near completion of doctoral research. Candidates will also require excellent editing and communication skills (verbal and written) to demonstrate a potential to write at an international level.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 121546.
Closing date for applications is noon (UK time) Monday 25th January 2016.  Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.
Applications must be made through the university website.

University of Oxford job ad: Research Fellow in Media Use (UK)

Research Fellow (Media use analysis)

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a researcher to work for six months on a project aimed at analysing media use, with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics, in a sample of six countries in the Asia Pacific region (Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia).

The purpose of the project is to develop a better understanding of media use in these countries, including the interplay between analogue and digital media and relation between news provision and news consumption, and how these countries compare to other high income countries in Western Europe and North America.

It will involve a combination of survey research and desk-based research, examining both similarities and differences across the six case countries. The project builds on our ongoing, annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report and is based on survey data that will be collected in January/February 2016 in collaboration with YouGov.

The outputs from the project will be:
• A report that provides an overview over the most important kinds of media use across the six countries, contextualized with reference to each country’s media system, to be published in the early Autumn of 2016;
• A series of presentations of the data and main points of the analysis for interested stakeholders including news media organizations, policymakers, and non-profits; and
• One or more academic publications building on the data and providing more in-depth analysis of particularly important and interesting aspects of the material collected.

This post is based on fixed-term full-time contract terms at the Reuters Institute, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford and is available immediately.

The successful candidate will be able to undertake survey research and qualitative analysis and have attained a PhD/DPhil or equivalent experience in a substantive area of political or other social science including journalism/media studies, or be near completion of doctoral research. Candidates will also require excellent editing and communication skills (verbal and written) to demonstrate a potential to write at an international level.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 121545.
Closing date for applications is Monday noon (UK time) 25th January 2016.
Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.
Applications must be made through the university website.

CFP Research Visits to France

Associate Research Directors (DEA) | Call for proposals 2015
Deadline: Applications must be sent before November 30th of 2014

Created in 1975 upon the initiative de Fernand Braudel, in collaboration with the French Secretary of State for Universities, Department for Higher Education and Research, the DEA Programme (Directeurs d’Études Associés, or Associate Research Directors) is the oldest international mobility programme at Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme. It provides funding to invite international scientific experts from across the globe for one or two months and enables them to carry out work in France (field enquiries, library work and archives).

Participation requirements
The programme is intended solely for experienced scientists with a PhD or equivalent, working in institutions of higher education and research. Applicants must be no older than 68 at the time of their stay.

Benefits
A monthly allowance of 3 300 € is awarded for transport and stay expenses. In addition, FMSH provides support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation and access to libraries).

Applications and deadline
Applications must be sent before November 30th of 2014.

Content of the application
*A curriculum vitae
*A list of scientific publications
*A research project (4 pages minimum) and a bibliography
*A letter of support by a French researcher is welcome

Applications should be sent to the head of programme, Dominique Richard.

After a scientific expertise of the research projects, decisions regarding invitations are made by a commission made up of the administrator, scientific directors of the FMSH, as well as various specialists.

Results will be communicated directly to applicants by the end of January 2015.

The research stay must start no later than November 1st 2015.