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ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne in Australia

School of Social and Political Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Salary: $69,148 – $93,830 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

This position will work on an Australian Research Council Discovery grant funded titled ‘Understanding political debate and policy decisions using big data’. The project will empirically test a novel framework for analysing the relationships between political debates and policy decisions in three different case study areas, over at least the last 20 years. The role will involve theoretical work on conceptualising political debate and empirical work that uses large digital sources from numerous sources to test the framework. The team consists of five chief investigators located in political science and computer science.

The successful candidate will be able to exercise initiative in the research process, and have the ability to identify and research complex political issues drawing on relevant concepts and theories. The candidate will be also able to, with direction and support from the research project team, identify and locate a range of large data sets related to the three case studies – fiscal austerity, antimicrobial resistance, and equal marriage. The candidate should also be capable of working with computer science colleagues in locating data sources and iteratively working with the team on refining appropriate analytical tasks. The roles encompass undertaking background research analysis, assisting in the location and production of empirical data, writing of research papers, and producing high quality collaborative research.

Close date:   30 April 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Advertised: 09 Apr 2018 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Apr 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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7 New Jobs at Data & Society: Media Manipulation Initiative

Data & Society is pleased to announce that we are now hiring for a cluster of roles to support our Media Manipulation research initiative, which examines how different groups use the participatory culture of the internet to turn the strengths of a free society into vulnerabilities, ultimately threatening expressive freedoms and civil rights.

These six roles are scoped to support a three-year research plan built around two major projects running concurrently: First, the Global Media Manipulation Casebook, which will capture numerous case studies and tracks attacks against socio-technical systems. This project will form the basis of a new method and theory for the emerging field of disinformation studies.

Second, the Civil Society Intelligence Unit will conduct research to inform organizations and corporations of ongoing media manipulation efforts. Layered on top of these longer-term efforts will be a series of smaller-scale, discrete research projects in both ethnographic fieldwork, and applied, policy-minded research. In order to advance this work, it’s essential to expand the team, both in terms of numbers of people and skill sets (click through for individual job listings):

  • The Researcher/Ethnographer will conduct a year-long ethnographic research project, located in a field site, that addresses media manipulation.
  • The Researcher, Global Media Manipulation Casebook will manage a project entitled the “Global Media Manipulation Casebook,” a research platform that historicizes the tools, tactics, and techniques of groups who seek to game sociotechnical systems for profit, politics, or fun.
  • The Researcher, Civil Society Intelligence Unit will manage and facilitate rapid response to disinformation campaigns.
  • The Engagement Lead will spearhead outreach and engagement efforts for MMI, and will be a crucial part of D&S’s efforts to provide news organizations, civil society, platforms, and policymakers with insights into new forms of media manipulation.
  • The Data Engineer will act as a data steward for the team, collecting, organizing, and making useful data sets from various platforms that we use every day to conduct our research.
  • Finally, the Research Initiative Manager will be a strong administrative lead for the team, managing day-to-day operations, schedules, and budgets, and generally ensuring smooth sailing for the complex set of activities we are undertaking.

We feel that with this set of projects and new additions to the team–on top of the incredibly strong foundation we already have in place–we will be well-positioned to both do groundbreaking research in this field, and ensure that it has visibility and influence in key communities.

For questions about any of the roles listed above, please contact jobs at datasociety dot net.

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Three 5-year Postdoctoral positions (research associates) in digital historical research – Leibniz Institute of European History

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is an independent research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts research on the religious, political, social and cultural foundations of Europe in the early modern and modern period and runs an international fellowship programme. As a member of the Mainz Centre for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies (mainzed), the IEG is committed to open access publications and participates in the development of digital research infrastructures (http://www.ieg-mainz.de). For its Digital Humanities Lab the IEG invites applications for

3 postdoctoral positions (research associates) in digital historical research

for the duration of five years from 1 January 2019.

Job profile

  1. The position holders each carry out their own research project that uses digital humanities methods to investigate a particular aspect of the IEG’s research programme on “Negotiating differences in early modern and modern Europe” (https://tinyurl.com/yd4k7mmv).
  2. With their research project, the position holders contribute to one of the three research areas of the IEG and support their colleagues (i.e. researchers of the history of religion and of European history) in the application of digital tools and methods.
  3. In the IEG’s Digital Humanities Lab IEG and in the context of mainzed, the position holders are involved in the cooperative development of innovative methods for the formal modelling of humanities issues. They are actively involved in the Master’s programme “Digital Methodology in the Humanities and Cultural Studies” in Mainz.
  4. Position holders contribute to the development and enhancement of digital research infrastructures in regional, national and European networks.


  •   university degree, either in

o  Digital Humanities or in

o  computer science with proven competence in the humanities (especially in religious history or history) or in

o  the history of religion/theology or history, each with proven computational skills

  •   PhD (to be completed before taking up the position)
  •   specialist DH-expertise, proven through publications and project experience, in either

o  Natural Language Processing (with Semantic Web technologies) or

o  Semantic Web technologies (with network analyses) or

o  Historical Geoinformation Systems (GIS)

  •   internationally oriented academic track
  •   proven ability to cooperate and work in a team
  •   good knowledge of German and English, if applicable further project-related language skills


Applications (including CV, academic transcripts, a 1-page project outline, list of publications and, if applicable, programming track) via email to the the Leibniz Institute of European History under reference WM-DHF-2018 (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de) by 11 May 2018; all documents should be submitted in a single PDF.

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Lecturer Textual Studies and Digital Humanities – Loyola University Chicago

Job Description: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities invite applications for a full-time, renewable, three-year Lecturer position in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, beginning August 13, 2018 for academic year 2018-2019. The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities is home to a variety of funded and internal Digital Humanities projects (See http://luc.edu/ctsdh/researchprojects/) and the MA program in Digital Humanities. The candidate will be responsible for supporting ongoing research projects in the Center and for teaching courses related to that program, including required Digital Humanities and special topics seminars at the MA and advanced undergraduate level. Teaching will account for 50% of the position; the other 50% will be devoted to collaborating on ongoing interdisciplinary research projects supported by the Center. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research in the interdisciplinary area of Digital Humanities.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an advanced degree preferably in Computer Science or in English or another humanities discipline as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. Demonstrated technical skills and experience are expected in managing projects, using markup languages and metadata frameworks such as TEI, XML, XSLT, and RDF, web interface design, etc., as well as in teaching and supporting advanced Digital Humanities projects.

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Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship, European Languages Division – Harvard College Library

Harvard College Library

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the European Languages Division (ELD), the Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship will initiate and lead the ELD’s digital projects.  As a member of a team of librarians emphasizing collections in the humanities and social sciences in Western European and Slavic languages, this position will play a key operational role by providing collaborative support for the Division’s digital initiatives in collections and working with FAS faculty, students and other librarians on planning and developing innovative research and digital tools. This position will provide project management and direction to faculty and students and will have an important role in advancing digital scholarship and digital humanities projects at large within the FAS and beyond at Harvard. This position will also develop and manage specific humanities and social science collections that are within the purview of the European Languages Division.  The position will support the library’s commitment to world-class collections and services for research, teaching, and learning.


The digital scholarship and digital humanities initiatives responsibilities of this position include:

  • Provide assistance to and collaborate very closely with collections librarians primarily in HCL, as well as with liaison librarians in the Services for Academic Programs on relevant FAS digital initiatives and digital humanities projects.
  • Recommend digital tools and platforms to faculty and students, and engage in campus outreach and instruction to support the creation of impactful, effective, and sustainable digital scholarship; design and present workshops on digital tools, resources and best practices in digital scholarship; contribute to the development and expansion of sustainable digital scholarship services at Harvard.
  • Actively seek opportunities to develop partnerships and collaborations with academic and other campus departments in digital scholarship; support and serve as a resource to faculty developing digital scholarship projects.
  • Help build partnerships with library units across Harvard to establish a community of practice for digital scholarship across the university; collaborate with colleagues from the Library Digital Strategies and Innovations department on the development and implementation of library initiatives in support of current and emerging research, teaching and creative activities in digital scholarship on campus.


Collection development responsibilities of this position include:

  • Develop and manage specific humanities and social sciences collections that are within the purview of the European Languages Division; based on language and subject expertise select library materials; consult on preservation issues; and analyze and evaluate collections in terms of coverage, format, and distribution among Harvard’s libraries.
  • Assist users with specialized reference; participate in teaching and outreach programs; may assume liaison responsibilities to academic departments or programs.
  • Continuously engage with remote resources and with cooperative initiatives for collection development and access and works in close collaboration with other collections librarians across the library system.
  • Establish close working relationships with the community of information providers.


Basic Qualifications

  • MLIS or an advanced degree in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Minimum of two years of experience (including academic research experience or professional library experience) in some aspect(s) of digital scholarship, scholarly communication, digital humanities/initiatives, or related discipline, and including managing digital scholarship projects.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively collaborating and building partnerships with faculty and/or staff in a culturally diverse community.
  • Reading Knowledge of at least two European languages is required; a strong reading knowledge of a third preferred. Preference for skills in Western European and Slavic languages.
  • Experience with on-line integrated library catalogs, basic desktop and Internet applications required, including proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access).

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current research, technologies and scholarly trends in digital scholarship, including research trends and the rapidly changing scholarly communications environment.
  • Technical aptitude; ability to evaluate, select, and implement digital scholarship tools and the ability to teach them effectively and to communicate complex issues to a diverse audience.
  • Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences preferred.
  • Record of innovation and creativity with digital scholarship and/or scholarly communication in an academic environment.
  • Familiarity with best practices around digitization, digital preservation, and accessibility in relation to digital scholarship.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant metadata standards and protocols, such as Dublin Core; experience with XML or other mark-up languages.
  • Experience with some digital asset management platforms or extensible services such as DSpace, Omeka, etc.
  • Knowledge of issues related to intellectual property and academic publishing would be an asset.
  • Ability to take initiative, set goals, manage fluid projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a team, flexibility and versatility.
  • Expertise in the information marketplace, including non-print and electronic resources.
  • Involvement in appropriate professional and scholarly organizations.

Additional Information

This position will be posted until filled however applications will be reviewed beginning May, 18 2018.

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Tenure Track Position in Video Journalism – High Point University North Carolina

High Point University is seeking a new colleague for its open-rank position in Video Journalism and new media. We seek a colleague with professional experience in convergent and trans-platform/multimedia storytelling, especially video production and editing in a contemporary broadcast news environment. Successful candidates should demonstrate experience and a continued commitment to teaching and mentoring students. The successful candidate will teach in the Department’s undergraduate journalism broadcast core, including but not limited to courses in digital audio and video production and editing as well as contemporary broadcast and multimedia news gathering methods and skills used in professional settings. The candidate will also be responsible for our broadcast news programming, including our weekly 30-minute newscast. The regular teaching load at HPU is three 4-hour classes per semester on a 9 month contract. There is potential opportunity to teach summer classes and first-year seminar courses. Faculty responsibilities at HPU also include advisement of undergraduate students, maintenance of an active research and writing agenda, as well as service to the department, school, university, and community.

-Terminal degree required. ABD candidates will be considered for initial appointment but must complete their doctorate within the first semester of employment.
-University-level teaching experience with evidence of student-centered learning and innovative teaching
-A record of published and presented research
-Ability to interact with colleagues in a team environment
-Professional electronic journalism experience is a plus, including technical expertise, in a newscast setting
-Experience with contemporary audio and video editing software
-Experience with multimedia storytelling

-Experience with high-end workstations, digital and film cameras, equipment and studio space
-Experience with diverse production and creative issues, including development, production and post-production
-A working knowledge of web/mobile media, digital media and experience with streaming media

Additional Responsibilities
-Teaching and service to the university and community, which includes actively engaging in the life of the Communication Department
-Making creative contributions to the field
-Serving on committees at various levels
-Participating in professional development activities, projects and programs to remain current in the field

Application Deadline
Screening of applications will begin March, 2018. However, the positon will remain open until filled.

To Apply
Applicants should apply online: http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/

Attach the following documents as one file:
-A letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities
-Current resume or CV with complete professional and academic history
-Unofficial transcript of your highest degree awarded
-Sample syllabi from broadcast journalism courses taught
-Sample course evaluations
-Electronic portfolio of professional journalistic work
-Contact information for three references

Only complete packages electronically submitted will be considered and reviewed.  High Point University is committed to excellence and diversity, is an EOE, and can interview only those who are qualified to work in the USA.

For additional information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Nahed Eltantawy (neltanta@highpoint.edu).

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Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in Media, Popular Culture, Diversity, and Inclusivity – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication

College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication (HSJMC), within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, extends this invitation for applications for a nine-month, renewable, Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar Position beginning fall semester 2018. This is a 100%-time appointment as a postdoctoral associate (Job Code 9546) over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). This position begins fall semester 2018 (08/27/2017). This position is annually renewable for up to a total of three years, subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

About the Position

At the University of Minnesota, postdoctoral associates are academic employees who conduct research, teach, or provide service that enhances career skills or allows for opportunities to learn new research or teaching techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The goal of this Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar position in the Hubbard School is to provide advanced training in teaching courses related to media, popular culture, diversity, and inclusivity. The position requires expertise in journalism or mass communication and evidence of excellence in teaching in higher education settings.

All candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Journalism, Mass Communication, or a related field by the start-date of the appointment (08/27/2018). Candidates demonstrating the potential to teach courses related to existing undergraduate curricula in media and diversity and media and popular culture, preferred. Funds will be available for professional development. Responsibilities include teaching four courses over the nine-month academic year, participating in program planning and evaluation, and engaging in training and development activities, as determined in consultation with a faculty mentor.

About the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota is part of the College of Liberal Arts and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Founded in 1922, the School is among the foremost journalism schools in the United States supporting an undergraduate B.A. program; a professional M.A. program in strategic communication and five-year B.A. to M.A. program in health communication; and a master’s and doctoral program in mass communication.

The Hubbard School is located in Murphy Hall, a state-of- the-art facility built for cutting edge teaching and research. With more than 27,000 square feet across five floors, Murphy Hall boasts state-of- the-art multimedia classrooms; a 150-seat multimedia auditorium; a Digital Media Studio; labs for imaging, graphics and communication design; the Digital Information Resource Center/Sevareid Library; the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; a multimedia conference center; an eye-tracking research lab; and focus group facilities.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s employment system. To be considered for this position, please visit the Find a Job page of the University’s Office of Human Resources website:
-Click the appropriate button under To Apply for Jobs
-Search for:
-Job Opening ID:  323120
-Job Opening Title:  Postdoctoral Associate
-Click the Apply button and follow the prompts

You will have an opportunity to complete an online application, and to attach required materials, including: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your experience teaching undergraduate courses related to media, popular culture, diversity, and inclusivity; and (2) your current curriculum vitae.

In addition to the cover letter and curriculum vitae, please include evidence of teaching excellence and contact information for three professional references with your online application. These materials may be attached after your initial application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.

Review of applications will begin April 22, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

For inquiries regarding the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, please contact Dr. Elisia Cohen, Professor and Director of the School, by email: ecohen@umn.edu , or call the HSJMC at 612-625-1338.

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