U Loughborough Fulbright Award

FulbrightsThe 2019-20 Fulbright Loughborough Scholar Award is now open for applications with a deadline of 1st August, 2018.

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen in support of research and/or teaching/lecturing in any subject, in any of (or a combination of) Loughborough research-active departments. The appointment will be for a period of 3-12 months – to be determined by the applicants and their host school. Candidates will be selected by the Fulbright Commission and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

NOTE: Many other Fulbright opportunities are available, whether in the UK, or in the rest of the world.

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.

University of Loughborough job ads: Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (UK)

Professor and Lecturer positions
The University of Loughborough is seeking to recruit to eight positions in the new Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) in the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences.

The Centre will enhance the defining characteristic of the work at Loughborough: namely, the investigation of a broad spectrum of communication and culture informed by an extensive, interdisciplinary intellectual base.

The research ranges across journalism, new and social media, cultural sociology, discursive psychology, conversation analysis, political communication, media history, globalisation, media and cultural industries, and the analysis of other sites of communication, such as tourism, popular music, migration, nationalism and memory.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7 December 2015

Each of the posts will be located within particular departments, but all appointments will be members of the Centre. The eight posts are:
Professor of Communication and Media (based in the Department of Social Sciences)
Professor of Communication and Social Interaction (based in the Department of Social Sciences)
Lecturer in Communication and Media – two positions (based in the Department of Social Sciences)
Lecturer in Media and Crime (based in the Department of Social Sciences)
Lecturer in Cultural Sociology (based in the Department of Social Sciences)
Lecturer in Social and Cultural Geography (based in the Department of Geography)
Lecturer in Politics, History and Communication (based in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations)

Fully funded PhD Studentship (University of Loughborough, England)

An ethnomethodological / conversation analytic study of evidence-based decision-making

Applications are invited for the above studentship commencing 1st October 2015. The Studentship is open to home/EU students. It will run for 3 years, and it includes:
• A fee waiver equivalent to the home/EU rate
• Tax-free stipend of £14,057p.a. for three years

About the project:
Research into how the tools and products of Operational Research (OR) are used in the interactions between analysts and their clients has recently begun to attract academic attention. Using ethnomethodological and  conversation analytic methods, this PhD project will examine the interactional practices that comprise the use of OR tools and products and identify what works and what is less effective.

The site for the PhD research project is the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). One of the challenges faced by Dstl is how best to support Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM), in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and across government, and to increase the use of evidence to support key decisions. It is anticipated that the PhD project will collect and investigate real-time conduct in the use of OR tools and products to support EBDM in a number of application areas.

Supervisors
Professor L. Alberto Franco, Professor of Management Sciences (School of Business and Economics) and Professor Elizabeth Stokoe, Professor of Social Interaction (Department of Social Sciences)

Entry criteria
Masters degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or equivalent. English Language requirement of IELTS band 7.0 or above with not less than 7.0 in each component.

Application
Applications are made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/.

Please upload all the supporting documents listed below:
• A curriculum vitae
• A 500 word personal statement explaining your interest in, and aptitude for, the topic of this research project. In particular we would like to learn about:
• What qualities do you feel you can bring to the project?
• 2-3 samples of writing such as MSc dissertation, journal or conference article, essays from your MSc degree
• Copies of your transcripts/certificates
• Two academic references

Closing date for applications is 30 July 2015.  Please quote reference SBE-AF in the financial section of the application form.  Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed shortly after the closing date.

Informal enquiries about the project should be made to (L.A.Franco@lboro.ac.uk) or (E.H.Stokoe@lboro.ac.uk).