Post Doctoral Research Scientist in Political Communication at the School of Media and Public Affairs
The George Washington University
August 2013-July 2014
This full time position is for a scholar who will be appointed as a postdoctoral research scientist to work closely for one year on research projects with Robert Entman, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, and Kimberly Gross, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs. The position is designed for a recent recipient of the Ph.D. For 2013-14, research will focus on the politics and policies of inequality, using quantitative and qualitative content analysis of media and experimental research.
The fellow will devote three to four days per week to collaborative work with Professor Entman and the rest of the time to research projects of their choosing. This position carries a $50,000 salary and comes with full benefits.
The person appointed must have a Ph.D. in communication, political science or a related discipline by August 1, 2013 and an excellent record of published research in political communication or a record suggesting great promise as demonstrated by scholarly works in progress and recommendations. Preference will be given to individuals with extensive experience in quantitative content analysis. Background and training in experimental methods is highly desirable.
Complete online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/15562 and upload a cover letter, C.V., writing samples, a 500-750 word proposal for personal research that might be carried out during the year at GW, and the names of three scholars who can be contacted for recommendations. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2013.
An internationally recognized center for research and teaching in political and international communication, The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program based in the heart of Washington, D.C., where media, public affairs and politics intersect. We offer two undergraduate majors (journalism/mass communication and political communication) as well as an MA degree in media and public affairs. We also offer an MA degree in Global Communication jointly with the Elliot School of International Affairs. More information on the School can be found here.
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