Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Political Communication
Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Political Communication at the School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University
September 2012-August 2013
This position is for a scholar who would work closely for one year on research projects with Robert Entman, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs (and in 2012-2013 with Associate Professor Kimberly Gross). The position is designed for a recent recipient of the Ph.D. For 2012-13 the focus will be on public opinion effects of framing in traditional news media, hybrid formats such as “The Daily Show,” and online and social media including Twitter and Facebook with particular reference to healthcare policy and to inequality. The scholar selected may also have a chance to place questions on the Politico/George Washington University Battleground surveys.
The Fellow will devote three-four days per week to collaborative work with Professors Entman and Gross and the rest of the time to personal research projects. If he or she desires, the Fellow may also be able to teach one course during one seminar of residency. This position as Research Instructor at GW carries a $50,000 salary and comes with faculty benefits.
The person appointed must have a Ph.D. in communication, political science or a related discipline by August 1, 2011 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 experience in quantitative content analysis. Background and training in experimental methods is highly desirable.
In order to be considered, send a 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 to: Professor Robert Entman, School of Media and Public Affairs, Suite 400, 805 21st Street NW, Washington DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2012.
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 at http://smpa.gwu.edu/.
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