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[Commlist] International Call for Applications: CARGC Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sat Nov 09 07:56:43 GMT 2019
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Postdoctoral Fellowship Center for Advanced Research in Global
Communication Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the
Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania
invites applications for a “CARGC Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This is a
one-year position renewable for a second year based on successful
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.
CARGC postdoctoral fellows work on their own research, typically a book
manuscript, and collaborate with staff and postdoctoral, doctoral and
undergraduate fellows. They may design and teach one undergraduate
course during their second year. They present a CARGC Colloquium and
publish one CARGC Paper with CARGC Press. Fellows are provided a stipend
of $50,000, a research fund of $3000, health insurance, a work space,
computer and library access.
CARGC Fellows integrate primary sources and regional expertise in
theoretically inflected, historically informed, comparative, translocal
and transnational analyses of media, technology, geopolitics and
culture. Candidates challenging normative paradigms and incorporating
non-Western theories, sources and contexts, are especially welcome.
Ongoing research groups focus on theory and history in global media
studies, geopolitics and the popular, digital sovereignty, and radical
media and culture. We recommend that applicants read our 5 year-report
<https://www.asc.upenn.edu/node/5707>to familiarize themselves with our
mission and priorities. This year we are particularly interested in
candidates working on the Middle East and/or Latin America with Arabic
and/or Spanish primary sources, though all candidates will be actively
This is a residential fellowship. CARGC strives to be an inclusive
community of scholars driven by intellectual curiosity and exchange, and
rooted in the life of the Annenberg School, the University of
Pennsylvania, and the city of Philadelphia . To foster mentoring and
collaboration at all levels, we expect fellows to be fully engaged in
the life of the center. Postdocs are therefore expected to work at our
beautiful sixth floor premises—CARGC’s “World Headquarters”—on the Penn
campus at least four days a week.
We welcome applications from scholars with PhDs awarded by an
institution other than the University of Pennsylvania between May 1,
2018 and May 1, 2020. The appointment typically starts on August 15.
*Submitting Your Application*
A complete application consists of:
1. *Cover Page *– include your name and contact information,
dissertation supervisor name and contact information, defense date
(if degree not awarded), and 100-word abstract of your project.
2. *Research Proposal *(not to exceed 1000 words) – include research
questions, topic significance, theoretical framework, methodological
design, clear description of primary sources and necessary language
skills, and work plan with projected date of manuscript completion
3. *Statement of institutional fit* (not to exceed 250 words) – explain
how your project aligns with CARGC’s mission, fits with one or more
CARGC research themes listed above, and contributes to the field of
global media and communication studies. Please refer to our 5-year
report <https://www.asc.upenn.edu/node/5707>for more information.
4. *CV *(not to exceed two single-spaced pages, minimum font size 11) –
list degrees, peer-reviewed publications, academic
non-peer-reviewed publications, public scholarship, invited talks,
conference papers, other relevant qualifications, specific research
and language skills.
5. *Project bibliography *(not to exceed one single-spaced page,
minimum font size 11) – include primary and secondary sources.
6. *Letters of recommendation *– three are required, including one from
the dissertation supervisor, stating unequivocally expected date of
Ph.D. defense (if degree not yet awarded).
7. *Up to two publications (*not to exceed 50 pages in total) –
published peer-reviewed articles preferred.
All materials except reference letters must be sent as a *single PDF
document* to (cargc /at/ asc.upenn.edu) <mailto:(cargc /at/ asc.upenn.edu)> by
*February 1, 2020*. Because of the volume of applications, we are unable
to read drafts of submissions. Incomplete or late applications will not
be considered. Applicants should arrange for their letters of
recommendation to be sent to the same address by the same date. We
expect to contact finalists for phone interviews by mid-March and make
final decisions shortly thereafter.
If you have additional questions, please email us at (cargc /at/ asc.upenn.edu)
<mailto:(cargc /at/ asc.upenn.edu)>. Do not contact CARGC staff individually.
The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age,
disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
law. For more information, go to
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